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Vox_Veritas
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10/20/2015 2:09:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Be sure to include the town's name, population and demographics info, town history, and so on.
I'll go first:

New Devonshire, Delaware
Population (2014): 3,665
Est. 1818
Located along the coast of Delaware, its initial source of revenue was the fishing and whaling industries. Its population peaked in 1841 at 4,678. After the whaling industry began to die out their economy began to fail (causing a drastic population reduction) and the town went through a century-long period of hard times, interrupted briefly by an ambitious textiles plant project in the late 1850s (a project which fell apart during the Civil War due to its main supplier of raw goods being at war with the Union) and a tourism scheme in the late early 1900s involving the city claiming to house the world's last surviving wooly mammoth, which supposedly was found in northern Canada. This served to massively boost the town's tourism and the city of Dover even offered New Devonshire a substantial sum of money for ownership of the alleged wooly mammoth. The wooly mammoth was in reality a dressed up normal elephant named Old Trumpet, and as soon as this hoax was exposed in 1909 a large lawsuit was filed against the city. In 1953 an oil rig was established several miles off the city's coast, causing a sudden boom and ending the city's hard times for the most part. In 1980 Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan did a speech in New Devonshire highlighting that the town would be more prosperous if fewer restrictions on the oil industry were in place.
The city is heavily reliant upon oil and factories today. It is on average slightly poorer than the rest of Delaware. Its politics are complicated; whenever the Democratic Party talks of placing restrictions on the oil industry or raising taxes the city votes Republican. Otherwise, however, the city votes Democrat and a large percentage of the city's populace depends on government aid programs such as food stamps.
New Devonshire in 84.7% white, 11% black, and 4.3% other. Religiosity is slightly higher in New Devonshire than it is in the rest of New England.

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TBR
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10/20/2015 2:38:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/20/2015 2:09:36 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
Be sure to include the town's name, population and demographics info, town history, and so on.
I'll go first:

New Devonshire, Delaware
Population (2014): 3,665
Est. 1818
Located along the coast of Delaware, its initial source of revenue was the fishing and whaling industries. Its population peaked in 1841 at 4,678. After the whaling industry began to die out their economy began to fail (causing a drastic population reduction) and the town went through a century-long period of hard times, interrupted briefly by an ambitious textiles plant project in the late 1850s (a project which fell apart during the Civil War due to its main supplier of raw goods being at war with the Union) and a tourism scheme in the late early 1900s involving the city claiming to house the world's last surviving wooly mammoth, which supposedly was found in northern Canada. This served to massively boost the town's tourism and the city of Dover even offered New Devonshire a substantial sum of money for ownership of the alleged wooly mammoth. The wooly mammoth was in reality a dressed up normal elephant named Old Trumpet, and as soon as this hoax was exposed in 1909 a large lawsuit was filed against the city. In 1953 an oil rig was established several miles off the city's coast, causing a sudden boom and ending the city's hard times for the most part. In 1980 Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan did a speech in New Devonshire highlighting that the town would be more prosperous if fewer restrictions on the oil industry were in place.
The city is heavily reliant upon oil and factories today. It is on average slightly poorer than the rest of Delaware. Its politics are complicated; whenever the Democratic Party talks of placing restrictions on the oil industry or raising taxes the city votes Republican. Otherwise, however, the city votes Democrat and a large percentage of the city's populace depends on government aid programs such as food stamps.
New Devonshire in 84.7% white, 11% black, and 4.3% other. Religiosity is slightly higher in New Devonshire than it is in the rest of New England.

Your turn.

Just any old town, or soothing you would like to live in?
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10/20/2015 3:18:05 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/20/2015 2:38:25 PM, TBR wrote:
At 10/20/2015 2:09:36 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
Be sure to include the town's name, population and demographics info, town history, and so on.
I'll go first:

New Devonshire, Delaware
Population (2014): 3,665
Est. 1818
Located along the coast of Delaware, its initial source of revenue was the fishing and whaling industries. Its population peaked in 1841 at 4,678. After the whaling industry began to die out their economy began to fail (causing a drastic population reduction) and the town went through a century-long period of hard times, interrupted briefly by an ambitious textiles plant project in the late 1850s (a project which fell apart during the Civil War due to its main supplier of raw goods being at war with the Union) and a tourism scheme in the late early 1900s involving the city claiming to house the world's last surviving wooly mammoth, which supposedly was found in northern Canada. This served to massively boost the town's tourism and the city of Dover even offered New Devonshire a substantial sum of money for ownership of the alleged wooly mammoth. The wooly mammoth was in reality a dressed up normal elephant named Old Trumpet, and as soon as this hoax was exposed in 1909 a large lawsuit was filed against the city. In 1953 an oil rig was established several miles off the city's coast, causing a sudden boom and ending the city's hard times for the most part. In 1980 Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan did a speech in New Devonshire highlighting that the town would be more prosperous if fewer restrictions on the oil industry were in place.
The city is heavily reliant upon oil and factories today. It is on average slightly poorer than the rest of Delaware. Its politics are complicated; whenever the Democratic Party talks of placing restrictions on the oil industry or raising taxes the city votes Republican. Otherwise, however, the city votes Democrat and a large percentage of the city's populace depends on government aid programs such as food stamps.
New Devonshire in 84.7% white, 11% black, and 4.3% other. Religiosity is slightly higher in New Devonshire than it is in the rest of New England.

Your turn.

Just any old town, or soothing you would like to live in?

Just try to make it any realistic sounding town or small city.
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10/23/2015 2:38:41 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/20/2015 2:09:36 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
Be sure to include the town's name, population and demographics info, town history, and so on.
I'll go first:

New Devonshire, Delaware
Population (2014): 3,665
Est. 1818

Wait, dela-Where???
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10/23/2015 2:45:41 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Name: Nadamukongthixes, Montana
Population: 200
Description: In the forested mountains of Montana, this Amish community of 200 thrives and survives, despite having a constant food deprivation threat and measles spreading like wildfire throughout the town. It started out as a mining community, but when no ore was found, everyone moved out, and the Amish took advantage. There have been several instances where the Federal Government tried to establish vaccination centers in the town, but Amar, the Amish leader, has been steadfast in his refusal of all medical treatment. Every year, there are reported abductions of middle aged men. They are really taken by the CDC and used for analyzing mutated strains of normally vaccinated diseases. I am here to tell the story of the town, and to draw attention to the CDC for unlawfully taking advantage of vaccination refusal for what they call, "The good of the nation and world health."
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10/23/2015 3:59:09 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/23/2015 2:45:41 AM, TheProphett wrote:
Name: Nadamukongthixes, Montana
Population: 200
Description: In the forested mountains of Montana, this Amish community of 200 thrives and survives, despite having a constant food deprivation threat and measles spreading like wildfire throughout the town. It started out as a mining community, but when no ore was found, everyone moved out, and the Amish took advantage. There have been several instances where the Federal Government tried to establish vaccination centers in the town, but Amar, the Amish leader, has been steadfast in his refusal of all medical treatment. Every year, there are reported abductions of middle aged men. They are really taken by the CDC and used for analyzing mutated strains of normally vaccinated diseases. I am here to tell the story of the town, and to draw attention to the CDC for unlawfully taking advantage of vaccination refusal for what they call, "The good of the nation and world health."

Please don't use this thread for this...
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10/23/2015 8:26:56 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/23/2015 3:59:09 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 10/23/2015 2:45:41 AM, TheProphett wrote:
Name: Nadamukongthixes, Montana
Population: 200
Description: In the forested mountains of Montana, this Amish community of 200 thrives and survives, despite having a constant food deprivation threat and measles spreading like wildfire throughout the town. It started out as a mining community, but when no ore was found, everyone moved out, and the Amish took advantage. There have been several instances where the Federal Government tried to establish vaccination centers in the town, but Amar, the Amish leader, has been steadfast in his refusal of all medical treatment. Every year, there are reported abductions of middle aged men. They are really taken by the CDC and used for analyzing mutated strains of normally vaccinated diseases. I am here to tell the story of the town, and to draw attention to the CDC for unlawfully taking advantage of vaccination refusal for what they call, "The good of the nation and world health."

Please don't use this thread for this...

Use the thread for what?
Topics I would like to debate: https://docs.google.com...

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10/23/2015 9:42:45 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/23/2015 8:26:56 PM, TheProphett wrote:
At 10/23/2015 3:59:09 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 10/23/2015 2:45:41 AM, TheProphett wrote:
Name: Nadamukongthixes, Montana
Population: 200
Description: In the forested mountains of Montana, this Amish community of 200 thrives and survives, despite having a constant food deprivation threat and measles spreading like wildfire throughout the town. It started out as a mining community, but when no ore was found, everyone moved out, and the Amish took advantage. There have been several instances where the Federal Government tried to establish vaccination centers in the town, but Amar, the Amish leader, has been steadfast in his refusal of all medical treatment. Every year, there are reported abductions of middle aged men. They are really taken by the CDC and used for analyzing mutated strains of normally vaccinated diseases. I am here to tell the story of the town, and to draw attention to the CDC for unlawfully taking advantage of vaccination refusal for what they call, "The good of the nation and world health."

Please don't use this thread for this...

Use the thread for what?

It sounded like you were trying to make a statement on the issue of vaccination. I could be mistaken though.
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10/28/2015 11:28:47 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Kincaid, California

Population (2015): 95
Established: 1922

Located 49 miles south of Las Vegas just a few miles into California, it was founded by Willem Kincaid, a part owner of an off-highway gas station just across the state line. He was also a part-time bootlegger. In 1922, Willem Kincaid got into a feud with his partner Pete McIntyre and moved across the state line into California from what became Primm, Nevada to start up his own competing gasoline station. For some years in the 1930s, Willem discretely harbored fugitives from state and federal authorities including such famous individuals as Clyde Barrow and Charles Floyd. In fact, Willem claimed that Bonnie and Clyde were actually on the way to his ranch house in Kincaid, California when they were s hot down and tried to start up a "Bonnie and Clyde"s Last Day"s Museum." The museum never took off and after Willem"s death it closed. In the 1940s, when Willem was in his sixties, an unofficial polygamy-practicing offshoot of the Mormon Church moved to Kincaid, California. After Willem ended up marrying one sister officially and unofficially living with the other sister, he welcomed his new relatives into his town. When Willem died at seventy-three after getting into a shootout with the National Guard over the state"s decision to exercise eminent domain over the Northern 300 acres of his desert ranch, the two sisters inherited the town, his ranch, the gas station and other surrounding properties equally. They incorporated the town formally and ended up leasing the mineral rights to an oil company. They also started up a toxic waste disposal sight and began shipping in federally regulated waste from throughout the company. Currently, the ninety-five inhabitants of the town are all family members related in one way or another to each other and control all elected positions in the town council as well as occupying the position of the town"s police chief and city manager. Due to the toxic waste dump and the loose city regulations for industry, which has drawn in several heavy-metal industries, the inhabitants who share in the proceeds have a steady and not-insubstantial income. While they still quietly practice polygamy, the recent state attorney-general investigations into the town"s inner workings are directed not at that practice, but allegations of violating a host of state and federal environmental regulations. In their late nineties, the two sisters have vowed to fight any government interference in their town tooth and claw. The local federally licensed gun shop (run by family members) is doing a booming business as the town"s inhabitants stock up on rifles and ammunition and vow to do whatever it takes to continue to live free. Demographically, the town is 95% Caucasian, 3% Latino, and it has two people of African American descent and a man from Vietnam who married into the family in the 1970s and runs the local gun shop. Generally, people in Kincaid, California don"t register to vote, but the postmaster general is registered Republican and considered something of a local eccentric. In terms of religious belief, 100% of the town"s population is a member of the off-shoot Mormon sect. They did have one converted Catholic once, but he was the Post Master General"s son and joined the United States Marine Corp and hasn"t been home since.