A nickname for Manitowoc for its location on Lake Michigan. I'm not sure why they it's capital with an '-ol' at the end--because I'm pretty sure Manitowoc isn't a building--but that's how it's spelled on the city's marketing literature, including the sign when coming into town.
Freedom Cage is the brilliantly oxymoronic name given to the small chunk of asphalt designated as the place of protest outside the Pepsi Center for the Democratic National Convention. The place is...
Nickname for Williamsburg, the multicultural neighborhood of Brooklyn that also happens to be a huge stronghold for NYC hipsters. When you go to Billyburg, make sure to bring a camera to get some super-ironic shots for latfh.com.
A nickname for Salem, Massachusetts, because of the Salem Witch Trials, which took place in and around Salem in 1692 and 1693. More than 150 people were accused of being witches, 19 of which were hanged for the crime of being a witch and one of which was pressed to death for refusing to enter a plea.
Much study has gone into what caused the hysteria and...
1. Because of its elevation of roughly 2,600 feet, Bluefield has relatively mild summers, earning the nickname "Nature's Air Conditioned City".
2. I grew up in Bluefield and it never really gets hot enough to swim outside even in the dead of summer.