Articles Tagged '10 British Things About Your U.S. City'

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10 Places to Do Tea in Los Angeles County

Are you in Southern California and craving a cuppa? Sure you can brew tea at home, but why not make it into an event and “do” Afternoon Tea at some of our favorite spots in Los Angeles County. Check out ten delightful but totally unique experiences (in no particular order): 1. High Tea Cottage Fancy tea with […]

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10 British Things About Oakland, CA

Oakland, California was initially settled by the Huchiun tribe before colonization by Spaniards in the 16th century and later sold to the U.S. by Mexico. The city became a true settlement during 1852 with an influx of blue-collar Americans seeking work during the Industrial Revolution. Now, it’s a hip hub in the Bay Area, right […]

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10 British Things About Tulsa, OK

In the early 19th century, members of the Lochapoka and Creek tribes named their newfound territory Tallasi, which means “old creek.” The name later changed to Tulsa when Mayor Colonel Edward E. Calkins took over the area in 1898. Tulsa may not have British roots, but it sure has British heart, just take a look […]

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10 British Things About El Paso, TX

While El Paso, TX was initially Indian Territory before it was colonized by Spaniards in the 16th century, Anglophilia quickly swept through the territory with the establishment of Fort Bliss in 1854, where over the next century multiple Brits would be stationed. Fort Bliss is where the El Paso craze of rugby began, and is […]

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10 British Things About Savannah, GA

Savannah, Georgia is the oldest city in the state and was founded as a colony by the British in 1733. It led as a port city in the American Revolutionary War and during the American Civil War. Now, it’s quite a fascinating place with a beautiful historic/Victorian quarter and loads of British/Scottish stuff to see […]

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10 British Things About Tucson, AZ

The Tucson area in Arizona has been inhabited for over 12,000 years, and was once an Indian village called Stook-zone. While Tucson founder Hugo O’Connor (son of one of the last High Kings of Ireland) traded his “Sir” title for “Don” to join Catholic Spain in the Seven Years War before establishing Tucson in 1775, Tucson’s […]

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10 British Things About Fresno, CA

Located in the San Joaquin Valley, directly in the heart of California, the city of Fresno has little, if any, historic British ties. Fresno’s incredibly fertile valleys and agricultural opportunity appealed mostly to Scandinavian, German, Japanese, Russian, Armenian, and Mexican immigrants eager to make a living farming in America. Even so, not even Fresno is […]

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10 British Things About Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Beach, Virginia, is home to Cape Henry, the first U.S. landing of English colonists in 1607. Princess Anne County is no longer on the map, and has been merged into Virginia Beach, but there’s a Princess Anne Road and a high school named after the royal. With these British ties, it’s not too surprising […]

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10 British Things About Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati, the third largest city in Ohio, is named after the Society of the Cincinnati, a historical organization in which Prime Minister Winston Churchill was inducted as a member. Churchill described Cincinnati as one of “the most beautiful of America’s inland cities.” The city has lived up to Churchill’s description landing on Forbes’ list of top Cities’ Emerging […]

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10 British Things About Hudson County, NJ

We already took a spin around Bergen County, New Jersey, exploring British organizations and events. And, why stop there? Hudson County, named after English explorer Henry Hudson, is all sorts of Britished-up. Hoboken, just a 15-minute subway ride from Manhattan, landed at number one on Anglophenia’s The 10 Most British Towns in America list. Here are 10 British things […]

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