After a jabbering in the chat for a bit i figured why the hell not ask everyone? Who knows maybe RFG Around the World will turn into another periodic segment whenever i want to do something you know... world wide.
I've only lived in 3 cities (technically) but all of them were relatively significant or in the case of "The Island" at least interesting. I'm just going to rip info from Wiki (and add a few little notes of my own) that i find most interesting about each place. I'll also be including a link to the main page if people are more interested in any of them
They are in order of when i first lived there.
Feel free to follow suit and/or leave some thoughts/comments
Has 2 nicknames The City of Homes and the City of Firsts
Birthplace of Basketball and home of the Basketball hall of fame.
Birth place of Dr. Suess aka Theodor Geisel
4th largest city in New England
Lost part of its land to Conn due to land disputes
Birth place of Smith&Wesson. Headquarters still located here.
Springfield Armory was the first National Armory. Produced then developer weapons up to Vietnam War. Now is a museum and shares its grounds with Springfield Community College
Springfield Airport was home to Granville Brothers Aircraft best known for the trophy and speed record holding Senior Sportster series of racing aircraft during the "Golden Age of Airracing"(The air port went bankrupt in 1934 a strip mall movies theater and various other shops and buildings are where it once stood. One of these buildins was a gamecrazy i worked at.)
Duryea Motor Wagon Company built and sold the first gasoline powered automobile. The brothers where born and lived in Springfield.
Indian Motorcycles had a factory here 1901-1953 (one of my great grandfathers worked there when he came over from sweden) the building is now low income/HUD housing.
Home to Forest Park (and the Bright Nights Festival) one of the largest municipal parks in the USA.
At the 2000 census the population was 3,370 the land area is 8.8 sq mi (22.8 km2). The census is actually relatively flawed since many of those "residents" are just part timers who owned condos or second houses. The actual number of full time residents was probably under 1,000.
Elevation 7 ft
Discovered in 1519 by a Spaniard on commission by the governor of Jamaica.
First recorded permanent settler in Port Aransas was Capt. Robert Ainsworth Mercer of Lancaster, England. Established a sheep and cattle ranch known as El Mar Rancho in 1853 or 55.
Port Aransas claims to be one of the most popular vacation spots in Texas. (I lived there it was. Especially since Galveston and Padre Island are still recovering from Hurricane Ike)
While i lived there the only high school on the island had a 100% graduation rate. The senior class had 60-70 students.(Possibly less.)