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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 01:51 PM
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23. Speaking of the locations of state capitals...
can anybody explain why most capitals are not the largest city in the state, but somewhere near (maybe an hour or two drive)?
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  -Can anyone explain to me why Tallahasee is the capitol of Florida? The Backlash Cometh  Aug-18-10 01:13 PM   #0 
  - Back in 1845, it was one of the larger towns in North Florida  steve2470   Aug-18-10 01:15 PM   #1 
  - Why is Juneau the capitol of Alaska?  arbusto_baboso   Aug-18-10 01:16 PM   #2 
  - or Jeff City as the capitol of Missouri  DrDan   Aug-18-10 01:25 PM   #5 
     - Could this be the source of the disconnect that we tend to feel  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 01:32 PM   #10 
     - I doubt that it's the source of disconnect...  End Of The Road   Aug-18-10 04:06 PM   #58 
     - Isn't Jeff city one of those that are mid-state?  BillStein   Aug-18-10 01:57 PM   #27 
        - wouldn't exactly call Carson City "mid-state" - only 15 miles or so to the Californa border  DrDan   Aug-18-10 02:16 PM   #39 
           - I stand corrected  BillStein   Aug-19-10 07:04 AM   #65 
  - It mutated from being the slave trade capitol to the state capitol. n/t  Billy Burnett   Aug-18-10 01:19 PM   #3 
  - I still think they're buying and selling people.  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 01:22 PM   #4 
  - CapitAAAAAAAAAAL  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-18-10 01:28 PM   #6 
  - One of us is going to feel foolish in a few minutes,  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 01:31 PM   #7 
  - ...I mean, more than usual.  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 01:31 PM   #8 
  - Oh. There's some kind of in-joke running here?  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-18-10 01:34 PM   #12 
     - Definition of capitol  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 01:36 PM   #14 
        - That was good. Look up capital and discover that the capitol is in  Obamanaut   Aug-18-10 01:42 PM   #18 
           - Duly noted.  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 01:44 PM   #19 
  - -al is the place and -ol is the building in that place  Warpy   Aug-18-10 01:35 PM   #13 
  - It's the building. One mile from the capitol building is not as built-up  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 01:37 PM   #16 
  - The "capitol" is the building. The "capital" is the city.  Hannah Bell   Aug-18-10 01:37 PM   #15 
  - Gotcha.  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 01:40 PM   #17 
     - HAVE YOU TRIED YOUR CAPS KEY?  Billy Burnett   Aug-18-10 01:53 PM   #25 
  - I think it is...  Common Sense Party   Aug-18-10 01:47 PM   #21 
     - You rulz!  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 01:51 PM   #24 
        - I duz?  Common Sense Party   Aug-18-10 01:56 PM   #26 
  - Oh, sure it's the capital -- but it has the capitol.  damntexdem   Aug-18-10 02:34 PM   #46 
  - Locale lore  zipplewrath   Aug-18-10 01:32 PM   #9 
  - Central meeting point in the early days, between P'cola and St Augustine,  Obamanaut   Aug-18-10 02:49 PM   #49 
  - Most state capitals are smaller than the larger cities  Warpy   Aug-18-10 01:33 PM   #11 
  - Somebody paid somebody else a lot of money? nt  old mark   Aug-18-10 01:45 PM   #20 
  - Cause we rock  Fla_Democrat   Aug-18-10 01:49 PM   #22 
  - Now, I'm not saying it wasn't a charming place.  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 01:59 PM   #29 
  - Speaking of the locations of state capitals...  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-18-10 01:51 PM   #23 
  - Fear of domination of state politics....  Davis_X_Machina   Aug-18-10 01:59 PM   #28 
  - I guess that makes some sense.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-18-10 02:03 PM   #31 
  - One of the demands of the rebels...  Davis_X_Machina   Aug-18-10 02:46 PM   #47 
  - That almost makes sense.  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 02:04 PM   #32 
     - Talahassee at the time Florida became a state...  Davis_X_Machina   Aug-18-10 02:48 PM   #48 
  - Why capitals are near the largest city in the state?  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 02:02 PM   #30 
  - I said most, not Tallahassee.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-18-10 02:05 PM   #33 
     - I don't disagree that at one time is made sense.  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 02:09 PM   #35 
        - There was discussion years ago about moving the capital to Orlando  steve2470   Aug-18-10 02:16 PM   #38 
           - Orlando has a lot of growing up to do.  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 02:26 PM   #41 
  - Two reasons immediately come to mind  Spike89   Aug-18-10 02:07 PM   #34 
  - The idea behind it makes sense,  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 02:13 PM   #37 
  - Columbus is the largest city in my state . . .  HughBeaumont   Aug-19-10 07:09 AM   #66 
  - Some are in the middle of a state and some are all over the place.  Jennicut   Aug-18-10 02:11 PM   #36 
  - Just a wild guess, but...  pipi_k   Aug-18-10 02:18 PM   #40 
  - That's the only advantage I see.  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 02:28 PM   #43 
  - Holy shit, I can't believe Bithlo was mentioned on DU!  Vickers   Aug-18-10 02:27 PM   #42 
  - I still love that tattoo I saw on a biker.  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 02:29 PM   #44 
  - I know, incredible !  steve2470   Aug-18-10 03:33 PM   #56 
     - LOL!  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 03:58 PM   #57 
        - Ever hear of a band from there called Dick Whiskey? They had an album  Vickers   Aug-18-10 11:47 PM   #63 
  - why is Albany the capital of New York? why is Springfield the capital of Illinois?  provis99   Aug-18-10 02:34 PM   #45 
  - Springfield was a.) more centrally located...  Davis_X_Machina   Aug-18-10 02:52 PM   #51 
  - Because the Pork Chop Gang hated South FL.  Dappleganger   Aug-18-10 02:50 PM   #50 
  - I'm feeling the love.  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 02:54 PM   #52 
  - Here's some links with more clarification re: The Pork Chop Gang  Dappleganger   Aug-18-10 03:25 PM   #54 
     - Thanks for the information!  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 03:30 PM   #55 
  - There wasn't a 'more liberal SoFl influence'...  Davis_X_Machina   Aug-18-10 02:55 PM   #53 
  - Tallahassee is not a beach community. It's at least 30 miles from the Gulf.  Nay   Aug-18-10 04:15 PM   #59 
  - I was painting a picture.  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-18-10 04:19 PM   #60 
  - I think even if the capital was in Miami, there would still be a disconnect  steve2470   Aug-18-10 04:43 PM   #61 
  - It rhymes with lassie?  Swede   Aug-18-10 04:46 PM   #62 
  - No, but I can name all the state capitals...  MellowDem   Aug-19-10 12:11 AM   #64 

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