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Schott's Miscellany 5 September 2009

America's first Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia (1774)


SISTER CITIES #1

"Sister city" programs are long-term partnerships between cities, states, and towns around the world, formed with the aim of promoting cultural understanding and aiding economic development. In 1931, Toledo, Ohio, became the first U.S. city to establish a "sister city"--with Toledo, Spain. Several other cities established such ties under President Dwight D. Eisenhower's People to People program, which encouraged citizen diplomacy as a path to peace. The programs often feature educational and business exchanges and other collaborative projects. A selection of U.S. sister cities follows:

Atlanta, GA: Ancient Olympia, Greece; Tbilisi, Georgia; Toulouse, France
Berkeley, CA: Blackfeet Nation, California, Yurok Tribe, California
Beverly Hills, CA: Cannes, France
Boston, MA: Barcelona, Spain; Kyoto, Japan; Melbourne, Australia
Dallas, TX: Kirkuk, Iraq
Denver, CO: Chennai, India; Nairobi, Kenya; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


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