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1vpfluke
Edited: Jul 15, 2007, 6:03pm

I just bought at Barnes & Nobles (Saturday) in their discounted book section, American Cities by Michael Heatley. This is a mostly pictorial review of some 61 cities in the United States ($9.95). The touchstone came up with Jane Jacobs' book, but not Heatley's. Jacobs' book was a significant influence in my thinking about cities. Heatlye's books has a bunch of nice pictures and covers a lot of territory, that I don't see elsewhere. Besides large and medium cities, somehow Vergennes, VT got into the mix, a city with less than 10,000 people. The next smallest city is Butte, MT, and then Charleston, SC. 8 pages for New York, 6 each for Los Angeles and Chicago, 4 for all the others, except Vergennes, which only gets 2.

2JimThomson
Jun 18, 2009, 10:03pm

Here I am in the leading candidate for 'Most Homicidal City in America': Baltimore. Yes, that Baltimore, not one of those other small ones copping the name for prestige.
Anyway, I note on AOL yesterday that the our Dark Town is no less than third on the national list of 'Most Courteous Drivers', behind Portland-OR and Cleveland-OH, despite the fact that the Underclass only take traffic-signals and stop-signs under advisement while blasting through at high speed. This makes driving in this city much more interesting. It also make drivers noticeably more observant and courteous.
I have lots of books about Baltimore, so if you are interested. let me know.
Keep those Cards and letters coming in!

3lilithcat
Jun 18, 2009, 11:13pm

American Cities is the correct touchstone. Always look at the full list, and at "(others)".

4vpfluke
Jun 19, 2009, 11:42am

# 3

Thanks for the heads up on this Touchstone. Two years ago when I edited my post, I didn't realize that one could lose the "others" Touchstone I had previously worked to get in.

Sometimes Touchstones are a real mess to edit, and I will write another message to make my corrections.

5vpfluke
Jun 19, 2009, 11:42am

# 3

Thanks for the heads up on this Touchstone. Two years ago when I edited my post, I didn't realize that one could lose the "others" Touchstone I had previously worked to get in.

Sometimes Touchstones are a real mess to edit, and I will write another message to make my corrections.