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Which city do you consider to be the most quintessentially American and why?
It’s big. It’s football team is the Cowboy’s. It has JR Ewing. No other place in the world has a place like Texas.
Sorry, Jennifer, I grew up in Texas and it’s highly over-rated. 8^) I’d have to say probably Washington,D.C., for one city, but otherwise I don’t know that I could come up with only one city to be THE American City.
Oh, I wasn’t saying it was the best by *ANY*means. Just what others in the world would think of as completely American.
It’s New York City, without a doubt. Boston is up there too. Cities that have embraced all categories of immigrants are very American.
Those with large college populations are often American at first glance, but if the colleges draw more upper class than scholarship students, not so much. Oh, wait, New Haven has several colleges…I take back the stuff about college towns.
Gary, Indiana, of course. I’ve never been there, but how more American can you get than “Music Man”?
Last I heard, with the closing of the town’s plant, Gary had become a ghost town. No, I did not research it.
Actually, I remembered that Gary, Indiana was not the setting for “Music Man” but somewhere in Iowa.
And I was just trying to interject a bit of humor, Harriet.
Montreal. It is very cosmopolitan, very multi-cultural. Very tolerant. It is what New York once was in its glory days.
Too bad it isn’t in the USA.
The closest comparison city would be San Francisco.
Montreal….I did not mean to insult you. I apologize.
You are what an American city should strive to be, except you are 80% French.
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