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Guess the City 160

The One

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Calgary?

No, Calgary is a high plains city.

I'll guess Lethbridge Alb. just for fun...
 

mgk920

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Seeing as the streets are on a grid and it appears to be a COLD mid-late fall day, also likely near a river (little development in the background, perhaps also meaning that a state line is involved) and taking the shadows into consideration, I would have to say either Grand Forks or Fargo, ND.

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Gedunker

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I am going to guess Pierre, So. Dakota. I can't find the capitol, however. (The vantage point of the photo, perhaps??).
 
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The One

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Winnepeg?

Yes, could be Winnepeg, reminds me of the area next to the museum of natural history. What a great museum by the way.....
 

jsk1983

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There is no such place as Binghampton. The Hamptons are on Long Island, and Binghamton, is a city of around 50,000 in upstate New York. Your not the first to call it such, its even come through spelled with a "p" on credit card statements.
 

DecaturHawk

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No one's got it yet. I will give you one clue based on the guesses so far, however. This city is not in Canada.
 

mgk920

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DecaturHawk said:
No one's got it yet. I will give you one clue based on the guesses so far, however. This city is not in Canada.
My next two guesses from when I posted earlier are Wichita, KS and Decatur, IL.

Mike
 

mgk920

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mgk920 said:
My next two guesses from when I posted earlier are Wichita, KS and Decatur, IL.

Mike

However, a further close examination of the image shows what looks like a large body of water in the background, which when coupled with the shadows and the mid-late fall time of year as presented by the color of the foliage on the trees, and since I already am familiar with the small-medium cities in Wisconsin that fit the geographic layout of having Lake Michigan east of their centers, can only lead me to Waukegan, IL.

Mike
 

DecaturHawk

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We have a winner...

mgk920 makes the correct guess. Waukegan, of course, is one of Chicago's "satellite cities" (the others being Elgin, Aurora and Joliet): established central cities that were far enough from Chicago to develop on their own well before urban expansion reached them and turned them into bedroom towns. Unfortunately, Waukegan has not reaped the benefits of growth the way the other satellite cities have (they all have casinos), although there are signs of this turning around.

Way to go, Mike! Good deductive reasoning. Here's a shot of Waukegan from the lake:

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mgk920

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DecaturHawk said:
mgk920 makes the correct guess. Waukegan, of course, is one of Chicago's "satellite cities" (the others being Elgin, Aurora and Joliet): established central cities that were far enough from Chicago to develop on their own well before urban expansion reached them and turned them into bedroom towns. Unfortunately, Waukegan has not reaped the benefits of growth the way the other satellite cities have (they all have casinos), although there are signs of this turning around.

Way to go, Mike! Good deductive reasoning.
<bow> :)

I do note that although the city is essentially landlocked, Waukegan did enjoy a strong population increase in the 1990s, this I believe was mainly due to a fairly heavy Hispanic in-migration.

Mike
 
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