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best midwest city nickname

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What do you think is the best nickname for a city in the midwest. Since I am from KC I would vote for Kansas City, the "Paris on the Plaines"

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Kansas City was also once known as Possum Trot. Thank God that one never stuck.

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Detroit was called "Paris of the Midwest" many many years ago. But its gotta be Detroit with either "Motown" or "the Motor City". Those nicknames are known throughout the world.

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It's a tie between Chicago (Windy City) and Detroit (Motor City).

But then, I'd bet if you did a random survey most people would be able to identify the Motor City while some would have trouble identifying the Windy city.

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heres just a few nicknames that came to my head:

Kansas City-

Cowtown!?

the Fountain City or Fountain City

also KAWSMOUTH

St. Louis-

Cave City

Columbia, MO-

COMO - allright, not real original...

Lawrence, KS -

LARRYTOWN!

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Kansas City was also once known as Possum Trot. Thank God that one never stuck.

And Saint Paul was once known as Pig's Eye. Good grief. May as well call it Horse's Ass at that point.

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As a native of St. Louis, I have never in my life heard the nickname "Cave City." STL is known most famously as the Gateway City and more historically, Mound City.

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If you surveyed me.. I'd know "The Gateway city" as Saint Louis

"The Windy City" as Chicago..

But "Motown"? I think of music, not Detroit. Although I would know where it was.

I'd have to say the best nickname is "The Windy City" as it has a cool origin.

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Cleveland Nicknames

Metropolis of the Western Reserve, The New American City, America's North Coast, and C-Town

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I live in a small city/big town called Bemidji originating from the Ojibwe indians' "Baymayjeegamaug" meaning "Lake with crossing waters" You pronounce Bemidji "Buh-midge-ee".. not Bee-mee-jee like so many do.

We are known, however, as "The First City on the Mississippi" and we are sister cities with New Orleans, the last city on the river. (Well, not last.. but you get the point).

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Milwaukee, Brew city :-D its such a great name they named a restaurant after it in the city

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I would have to say that STL or "The Gateway City" is the best or most known nickname besides the "Windy City."

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Grand Rapids "Furniture City" lol

ha... yeah, that hasn't really held true in a half-century or so. I think a better nickname for Grand Rapids would be something like AMWAY.

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ha... yeah, that hasn't really held true in a half-century or so. I think a better nickname for Grand Rapids would be something like AMWAY.

How 'bout Steelcase and Herman Miller. They are still a big part of Grand Rapids. However, with all the health care and life sciences related developments sprouting up in GR, our fair city may one day be known as "Pill City"

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ha... yeah, that hasn't really held true in a half-century or so. I think a better nickname for Grand Rapids would be something like AMWAY.

Amway isn't even HQ'd in the City...

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Windy city is probably most recognizable but I like "city of broad shoulders", "city that works" or the Second City better.

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I was surprised someone earlier didn't know that Motown was Detroit. That was a great sound that came out of Detroit in the 60's, and you still hear it everywhere -- it defined an era and is timeless.

I'm from St. Louis, and I hear,

Gateway City, or Gateway to the West

Mound City (in the old days -- used to be a lot of Indian Burial Mounds)

Pain Court (Original name for the city.)

The Lou (from hometown rappers Nellie and Chingy)

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Cincinnati

"Queen City"/"Queen City of the West"

"Porkopolis"

"The Blue Chip City"

"The City of Seven Hills"

"The Nati"

"Cin City"

"Cincy"

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I'm really not trying to be biased, but Motown and MotorCity are insantly identifiable and a brand. Motown is actually a play on "Motor Town."

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