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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Guess The City 263 (No Picture Edition # 22)

    This Bear is unsure if an unwritten rule is being violated.....by posting a Guess The City while another version hangs unanswered. Not sure if we are supposed to wait till the olde one(s) close out. Somebody help me.

    While waiting, here it is, Guess The City # 263, No Picture Provided Edition # 22:

    I am a smaller city, located near a beautiful park. The beautiful park is pretty unique, as parks go.

    My industry is a logical fit for the area. And birds visit me and the area by the millions.

    Because of my climate there was something very telling (and big) in my city center area. Can we say "climate-inspired testing"?

    About fifteen (15) years ago, my city and county were highlighted in national magazines because we were giving something away.

    What city am I?

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    San Juan Capistrano, CA.....but I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    San Juan Capistrano, CA.....but I could be wrong.
    I'd be surprised. Isn't GTC always some obscure place in the midwest? Guess the Cyb's elsewhere in the nation need to get on the stick and post some cities so we can frustrate the midwesterners...

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    Lower East De Noc, MI?
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    Leamington Ontario

    Park = Point Pelle National park, a spit out into Lake Erie, most southern part of Canada, also known for its beaches, and wetland observation areas.
    Known as Canada's sun parlor, this area is known for growning tomatoes in hot houses that keep the giant Heinz factory busy making catsup. This area is also known as one of the few wine regions of Canada.
    Downtown = Giant Tomato
    Bird's = Jack Miner's and other bird sacntuaries provide habitate for migratory birds.

    Give away? Canadians don't give anything away! They're mostly scottish! Maybe they gave away a bunch of dead mayflies?

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    OK, folks.....it's "hint time".....

    This city is somewhat close in distance to another GTC (GTC # 262). If that clue doesn't clinch it, here's more.....

    This city is in North America. This city is in a continual "squabble" with another city that makes the same climate-related claim. This city had (not sure if it is still there) a tavern in their central business district called The Viking Bar.

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    International Falls, Mn

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    what is a GTC?

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    Quote Originally posted by Jaz
    what is a GTC?
    GTC= Guess The City

    I'll have to say International Falls, MN also on the basis of their continual battle with Fraser, CO as the "Nation's Icebox"
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    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN
    GTC= Guess The City

    I'll have to say International Falls, MN also on the basis of their continual battle with Fraser, CO as the "Nation's Icebox"
    Fraser, CO??

    I thought Embarras, MN was the nation's other icebox.
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    Congratulations to Bill.....aka ICT/316.....for being the first to correctly guess International Falls, MN in this round of GTC.

    Let's explore the clues.....

    International Falls is a small city, located just west of beautiful and interesting Voyageurs National Park. This whole area is a paradise for canoe campers, because you can put your canoe in at Voyageur's and work your way, via hundreds of lakes and portages, to Lake Superior. all through the stunning Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA).

    Bird-watching is a big deal in the area becasue it is under a natural flyway for migrating birds. Of course bird-watchers have to see through the white smoke produced by the huge paper mill that is almost in the center of town.

    It does get mighty cold here in the winter, and the city markets itself as "Icebox Of The Nation". (Other cities try to claim that title, also.....Fraser, CO, Pellston, MI, both come to mind. I believe that Embarass, MN is continually in the cold weather news because it shares the same low winter temps as The Falls, but has that unique city name.) A lot of cold weather research takes place in this area.

    The city did have the world's biggest thermometer, in the central business district. I believe that it has gone away. perhaps a victim of the bottom being blown-out by a snap of 50-below weather.

    About fifteen (15) years ago, Koochiching County (International Falls is the county seat) made national news with a well-publicized land giveaway. Large plots of forest land was given away to those who would move to IF and establish residency. Additional incentives were waved around for industries to locate there.

    This Bear and the ex-wife stopped at The Viking Bar for a few drinks, back in about 1988 or so. Drunk factory workers from the paper mill tried to hit on my wife so we left.

    The area is a fisherman's paradise, and summer temperatures often rival the midwest. But boy are there winter temps a bit on the chilly side. Sometimes the city will go a couple weeks without getting above zero degrees.

    Rainy Lake, just east of town, is a favorite spot for houseboaters (late spring, summer, early fall). In the dead of winter there is (or was) a plowed road our on the lake that takes the automobile driver on a cruise past Native American cliff paintings, waterfalls, and hundreds of ice fishing shanties.

    Interesting place. Nice job, Bill.

    Thanx for playing.

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