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US Cities That Are Lesser Known

One smaller US city in each state
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Last updated: August 4, 2020
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State
City
Shares its name with the place where Napoleon was defeated
IA
Waterloo
This city means "flat" when translated from Spanish to English
TX
Plano
Port city on the west coast of Lake Superior
MN
Duluth
One of the Quad Cities, also the county seat of Rock Island County
IL
Rock Island
City in between the Vancouver (BC) and Seattle metro areas, county seat of Whatcom County
WA
Bellingham
BMW has a manufacturing plant in this city
SC
Spartanburg
Wernher Von Braun helped design the Saturn V rocket in this city
AL
Huntsville
Has a well-known military correctional facility
KS
Leavenworth
Vacation city just south of Glacier National Park, airport code is FCA
MT
Kalispell
Most populous city in the state, located on the Red River
ND
Fargo
Shares its name with a Middle Eastern country
OR
Lebanon
Butch Cassidy worked as a butcher in this small city
WY
Rock Springs
Known for Cedar Point Amusement Park, on the shores of Lake Erie
OH
Sandusky
The main campus of Purdue University is located in this city
IN
West Lafayette
Joe Biden was born in this city
PA
Scranton
The most populous American city that starts with a "Q"
MA
Quincy
Truth or ____________
NM
Truth or Consequences
Capital of Russian America
AK
Sitka
Where John Denver got inspiration for his song "Starwood in _____"
CO
Aspen
County seat of Bay County, was hit particularly hard by Hurricane Michael
FL
Panama City
Located on the east slopes of the Black Hills
SD
Rapid City
This city is home to the Kellogg and Post corporations
MI
Battle Creek
On the east shorelines of Lake Champlain, largest city in its state
VT
Burlington
Also a term used to describe an accident regarding nuclear weapons
OK
Broken Arrow
Known as the "Horse Capital of the World"
KY
Lexington
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State
City
Located on Aquidneck Island and hosts the America Cup, a sailing regatta
RI
Newport
Across the Delaware River from Philadelphia
NJ
Camden
Also the name of the lost colony in North Carolina
VA
Roanoke
Where John Brown attempted to start a raid and slave revolt, part of Virginia at the time
WV
Harpers Ferry
Sit-ins took place here in 1960 in response to racial segregation
NC
Greensboro
Located on the Kern River, many Dust Bowl refugees settled here
CA
Bakersfield
Stagecoach station on the Pony Express, became a boomtown in 1906 due to copper being discovered
NV
Ely
Bill Clinton was born here
AR
Hope
Shares a metro area with Gulfport, population decreased after Hurricane Katrina struck
MS
Biloxi
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are located near this city
UT
Moab
This city was named after Meriwether Lewis and is located at the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers
ID
Lewiston
The US Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory is located in this city along the Connecticut River
NH
Hanover
The final destination for General William Sherman's March to the Sea
GA
Savannah
This state's most populous city on the Mississippi River
WI
La Crosse
Located on the Penobscot River, know for its paper and pulp industry
ME
Bangor
Yale University is located in this city
CT
New Haven
The Bills play football in this city that borders Lake Erie
NY
Buffalo
Most populous city in the island of Kauai
HI
Lihue
Resort city on the Atlantic Coast, has a notable boardwalk
MD
Ocean City
Largest city in its state, was first colonized by the Swedes
DE
Wilmington
Nicknamed the "Queen City of the Ozarks", located just north of Branson
MO
Springfield
Located at the meeting point of the Red River and the Texas Trail, third largest city in its state
LA
Shreveport
Railroad town located on I-80, partly named for the river that it borders
NE
North Platte
Located in the southwest portion of the state near its border with Mexico, also America's sunniest city
AZ
Yuma
The first capital of its state, first settled in 1786
TN
Knoxville
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Level 83
Aug 4, 2020
The way the NM question is phrased, it seems like "Consequences" ought to be an acceptable answer. Also, there are several cities between Seattle and Vancouver. (Mt Vernon, for example.)
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Level 51
Aug 4, 2020
Fixed, thanks for the advice!