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Los Angeles
Los Angeles
If you're movie-mad, you'll love the Universal Studios tour, a theme park born from a studio tour. Some classic sets are recreated - favorites being from Jaws and Psycho. Movie buffs will also love the tour at Warner...
San Diego
San Diego
San Diego was named by the Spanish, who sailed into the bay as early as 1542. The first settlement, though, was much later - many of the buildings in the historic old town date to the early 19th century. The city has developed into a...
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco was settled by the Spanish as early as 1776. The California Gold Rush of 1848 saw an explosion in the population, and even the devastating earthquake of 1906 proved only to be a hiccup in the growth of the...
Boston
Boston
Founded in 1630 by the Pilgrim Fathers, Boston is America's oldest city. The city is steeped in history - one of the most famous events being the Boston Tea Party during the War of Independence.Boston is probably the only...
Denver
Denver
Gold rush fever hit many areas of the mineral-rich Rocky Mountains in the 19th century. Denver, previously a small town, grew quickly as a supply point for the miners - everything from food, shovels, clothes to gambling and alchohol...
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Las Vegas is famous for its gambling and entertainment, and has the tagline 'Entertainment Capital of the World'. It was founded as recently as 1905 as a railroad town, being popular as a stopping off point en-route to the west coast. ...
Nashville
Nashville
Nashville was founded by the Wataugans as long ago as 1779. As a busy river port, the town quickly prospered and grew to become the capital of Tennessee in 1843. During the Civil War, Nashville was the first large confederate city to...
New York
New York
The Dutch founded the settlement of New Amsterdam on Manhattan island around 1610. The Dutch settlers purchased Manhattan and Staten islands from the native tribes. In 1664, the British took control of the city, and renamed in New...
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Philadelphia was planned, founded and developed by William Penn, a Quaker in 1682. Penn based his design on a perpendicular grid of streets, a model since copied throughout the USA. Under British rule, the city quickly grew in size and...
Seattle
Seattle
In 1851, a group of Europeans settled in the area next to Puget Sound, calling their town 'New York'. The name was changed to 'Duwamp's, then finally Seattle. The town steadily grew in size to become a city. A notable early event was...
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is nestled in a wide valley between two mountain ranges the Wasatch to the east, and the Oquirrhs to the west. The city shares the valley with Great Salt Lake, the largest salt lake (so undrinkable water) in the...
Tampa
Tampa
Tampa began as the small outpost of Fort Brooke, established by the US Army in 1824 on the coast of Tampa bay to help protect the strategically important harbor. It stayed an small isolated settlement until 1884 when the...
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