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Third in the 100k

Sandy Wood
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Good luck with today's Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge. Here we go:

Which was the first U.S. city NOT in the original 13 colonies to reach a population of 100,000? a.  New Orleans b.  Chicago c.  St. Louis d.  San Francisco  Here is the ANSWER.

ANSWER:  a. New Orleans.  In the 10 years leading up to the 1840 Census, New Orleans more than doubled in size and peaked as the third-largest city in the country, behind New York and Baltimore.

Thanks for playing, and have a great weekend!

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