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Guess the City 157

B'lieve

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Hmmm, recent-looking pic of old-fashioned small city that had wildfires nearby...Kamloops, BC? (Or somewhere thereabouts)
 

GRID

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Would it be Boston? However, you don't hardly hear of wildfires by Boston. This is tricky...
 

Gedunker

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Isn't Hartford, Connecticut "The City of Churches"?
 

Suburb Repairman

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All of those matching church steeples have to be a part of some kind of private university. Down here in Texas we get haze from wildfires in Mexico. The buildings around there look a little too tall for this guess, but maybe Waco, TX with Baylor University?
 

JStein4716

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Suburb Repairman said:
All of those matching church steeples have to be a part of some kind of private university. Down here in Texas we get haze from wildfires in Mexico. The buildings around there look a little too tall for this guess, but maybe Waco, TX with Baylor University?
Another hint: The church placement is an element of the original city plan.

The city is, I will admit, perhaps a tad obscure.
 

BKM

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When I saw the photo, I sorta knew. The first hint confirmed it. The churches are located on Church Circle in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Kingsport is a planned industrial city (Eastman Chemical, etc) in the northeastern mountains of Tennessee. Forest fires could definitely occur there. Its a pretty neat looking city, if a bit prim (and very, very "Organization Man" according to a social history I read excerpts from.) Beautiful setting, too. But, there is a horrible chemical tang in the air (let alone the water).
 
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