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Subject: Salt Lake City - famous for our... Whales???? rss

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Adam Nielson
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I can't wait to buy this for my niece, but as a resident of Salt Lake City, I'm wondering why in the world the artist chose to put a whale on the board. It seems like all the other cities are represented by something found in that city. The Great Salt Lake is important around here, but has almost no aquatic life due to the salinity. I'm a little baffled by the art.
 
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Stephen Smith
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A Google search came up with this page which tells a story of whales being placed in the lake back in the 1800's. (Scroll down until you see the picture of whales.) Sounds like a bit of a fish tale but it is certainly interesting if true.
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Scott V
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My first thought was fossils, but then I realized that whales probably did not evolve until well after that area had been permanently separated from the sea.
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Joseph Coe
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Yes the Salt Lake Whale is the weirdest of the bunch but there are Several Oddities on cities/graphics:

Atlanta is know for it's burning Phoenix? huh? Are we really going with a mythological bird (X-man) for Atlanta getting razed for being on the wrong side of the Civil War? Pretty deep for a 6 year old.

Kansas City is infamous for it's bear fountain? never heard of that from history class, but on a map right next to them is St. Louis and it's super famous Arch.

I guess all Winnipeg has going for it is a beaver.

The lift Bridge is pretty big deal in Duluth, but Duluth really? 80K on in this small city with 3.5 Million people sitting right next it on a map affectionately called the Twin Cities.


 
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TyphonInc wrote:
Yes the Salt Lake Whale is the weirdest of the bunch but there are Several Oddities on cities/graphics:

Atlanta is know for it's burning Phoenix? huh? Are we really going with a mythological bird (X-man) for Atlanta getting razed for being on the wrong side of the Civil War? Pretty deep for a 6 year old.

Kansas City is infamous for it's bear fountain? never heard of that from history class, but on a map right next to them is St. Louis and it's super famous Arch.

I guess all Winnipeg has going for it is a beaver.


Probably the reason for all these strange symbols is that the cities must be distinguishable enough for somebody without reading skills being able to play the game.

TyphonInc wrote:
The lift Bridge is pretty big deal in Duluth, but Duluth really? 80K on in this small city with 3.5 Million people sitting right next it on a map affectionately called the Twin Cities.


Alan Moon has a thing for Duluth, he has stated elsewhere. He aims to include it on every possible Ticket to Ride map. (I think the reason is what happened on original TtR, many years ago, where Duluth was put in the wrong position.) Pretty fun, actually!
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