Towns Known by Their Nicknames

What city is both”The Crescent City” and”The Big Easy”? It’s New Orleans, of course. This city has more nicknames than almost any other other place. All states have nicknames. Florida is The Sunshine State but when it was expanding in the early 20th century, it went by many names. I am reading a book about early Florida history and the names for places have drastically changed. I am reading about Cocoanut Manor and Manhattan Estates, places that no longer exist. If you want to do research on this state, check out the history of Tampa or Coral Gables, for example, to see how both have changed. Fort Myers was mostly destroyed by a recent hurricane. It is rebuilding.

What is The City by the Bay now? San Francisco, of course. What is LA’s main nickname? What American city was once known as The Hog Butcher? What is the Mile High City? The Hog Butcher is also called The Windy City. Where is Bean Town?

Some major cities have completely changed their names. Do you know the first name for the Canadian City of Toronto? Where was Christiana? What is Stalingrad now called? What was New York City’s first name? What did Mumbai used to be called? What happened to the Viet Nam War Era’s city called Ho Chi Minh? What is Saigon called now?

Australia is good at names. What is the City of Churches there? In Australia it’s said said to be the most isolated city in the world. What is this city’s official name now? Ruth and I have been there at least twice. Did you know that Sydney is known as The Emerald City? Does Brisbane have a nickname? Yes, it’s commonly called Bristanbul.

Europe is full of places with nicknames. What are the Eternal City and the City of Lights? What city used to have 2 names? What is London’s main nickname? It’s now called The Big Smoke.


About roads-rus

Since the beginning, I've had to avoid writing about the downside of travel in order to sell more than 100 articles. Just because something negative happened doesn't mean your trip was ruined. But tell that to publishers who are into 5-star cruise and tropical beach fantasies. I want to tell what happened on my way to the beach, and it may not have been all that pleasant. My number one rule of the road's disaster is tomorrow's great story. My travel experiences have appeared in about twenty magazines and newspapers. I've been in all 50 states more than once and more than 50 countries. Ruth and I love to travel internationally--Japan, Canada, China, Argentina, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, etc. Within the next 2 years we will have visited all of the European countries. But our favorite destination is Australia. Ruth and I have been there 9 times. I've written a book about Australia's Outback, ALONE NEAR ALICE, which is available through both Amazon & Barnes & Noble. My first fictional work, MOVING FORWARD, GETTING NOWHERE, has recently been posted on Amazon. It's a contemporary, hopefully funny re-telling of The Odyssey. View all posts by roads-rus

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