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Cities with Character

written by: silverqueen
St. Louis, Missouri's skyline is instantly recognizable by the Gateway Arch. Salt Lake City has the majestic Mormon Tabernacle Choir and when one thinks country music, Nashville comes to mind. Baltimore has fantastic crab cakes and Mobile has shrimp: 'shrimp kebabs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried'. See how many of these cities you can identify from their special characteristics that lets you know you're 'not in Kansas anymore'.

Question 1:

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Carl Sandburg's 'City of the big shoulders' is also home of 'The Magnificent Mile'. Howlin Wolf helped stamp the name of this city on a form of the
'blues' and members of The Second City help finance the original House of Blues that opened on Thanksgiving Day 1992. Name this city in which Roxie Hart did The Cell Block Tango?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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Question 2:

This city called 'The City That Never Sleeps' is perhaps known best as 'The Big Apple'. Where is Frank Sinatra when he sings 'If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere'.

Question 3:

In the 1980's, the proud residents of this city declared its independence from the United States and formed the Conch Republic. People on Duval Street party each night until dawn and at 201 Duval Street you can drink to the writer Ernest Hemingway at Sloppy Joe's bar. What southernmost city in the continental United States did Hemingway call 'The St Tropez of the Poor '?
Key Largo
Key West

Question 4:

From Antebellum mansions, to shotguns houses, to Creole houses found in the French Quarter, the architecture reflects this city's history. Marie Laveau, Jean Lafitte, Harry Connick Jr. and Ann Rice have walked the streets of The Crescent City. Andrew Jackson fought the last battle of the War of 1812 in this city two weeks after the war had ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. The city is New Orleans but by what other name is New Orleans affectionately called?
The Queen City
Peachtree City
The Big Easy
Heart of Dixie

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This city has some of the most fabled streets in America: Lombard St is the 'crookedest street in America', the movie 'Bullet' has one of the best car chase scenes in cinema and was filmed on this city's streets and the hippie's mecca, Haight-Ashbury is located here. Fisherman's Wharf, The Presidio, and the Golden Gate Bridge can be found in this city. If you are hungry you can try sourdough bread or Dungeness crab. Where, as in Tony Bennett's song, do 'little cable cars climb halfway to the stars'?
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Santa Fe

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Question 6:

This city is 'The home of the bean and the cod
Where the Cabots speak only to the Lowells
And the Lowells speak only to God.
In what city is the Old North Church where Paul Revere watched for a signal light 'One if by land and two if by sea' so he could ride and 'spread the alarm to every middlesex village to be up and to arm'?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 7:

This charming southern city has the second largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the nation. Paula Deene's Lady and Two Sons restaurant first opened in this city. UGA, the white bulldog that is the mascot for the University of Georgia lives here, in Savanna. But Savanna has a darker and more secret side that is revealed in John Berndt's best selling book about the murder of Danny Hansord. What is the name of the book that introduces Lady Chablis and John Williams to the nation?
Murder in the Mercer House
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Voodoo and Murder in Old Savanna
Dark Secret: The Murder of Danny Hansford

Question 8:

In this four-mile area know as 'the strip' one can find a replica of the Statue of Liberty, gondolas floating on canals, the castles of Camelot, and a replica of the Eiffel Tower. Best of all 'what happens' in this city 'stays' in this city.
Los Angeles
Las Vegas

Question 9:

The 'City of Brotherly Love' is seeped in American history. Visit Independence Hall to see where the Declaration of Independence was signed. You can still walk on cobblestones and see the Liberty Bell. Have a cheesesteak, it was invented in this city. And South Street is where all the hippies meet. What city would you be in to watch the Mummer's Parade?

Question 10:

In what city can you visit a magical kingdom ruled over by a mouse, take a daring ride with Spiderman and be splashed by a killer whale named Shamu?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


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