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My hometown

I live in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Fredericksburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia located 50 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 58 miles north of Richmond. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 19,279. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Fredericksburg with neighboring Spotsylvania County for statistical purposes. It is a part of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

A sizable part of the population of Fredericksburg and its side of the Washington Metropolitan Area commute to work by car, bus, and rail to Fairfax, Prince William, and Arlington Counties, as well as Washington, D.C. This has led to a long-standing debate in the area over whether or not Fredericksburg has become a part of Northern Virginia culturally, with strong arguments on both sides.

More at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredericksburg,_Virginia


That's where I live. Please show us YOUR hometown.
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Born in Sunnyvale, CA:


Lived in Simi Valley for about 8 years:



Eventually ended-up in the Sonora and Tuolumne areas of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains before going into the Army:


I have lived the longest here in Leavenworth, KS:
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Being a displaced person of sorts, it depends on what you mean. For that matter, it depends on how I feel. Because I often feel like I don't have a place to call my "Hometown".

But if I had to pick one it would be this:















I used to love this town. Now it is just another overbuilt, plasticized, expensive urban jungle with WAY TOO MUCH traffic!!!
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"Home" is what you choose, and a trek of only a few miles can make a world of difference. I started in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY:













but I chose to be in Brooklyn Heights:











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I grew up in the booming metropolis of Grafton, ND.



Population; about 5,000. 6,000+ in the summer (migrants). Our economy survives on farming.
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Look-e-here: I found my elementary school: PS 123K, where I attended from the 4th through the 6th grades. Boy, does that bring back memories. None of them pleasant.

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I found my elementary school, too. Fort Foote Elementary, in Oxon Hill, Maryland. All good memories from there.

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Surprisingly that store is still there last time I looked.


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