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1. Of the 304 USA cities with a population of more than 100,000 in 2015, 16 start with "B" including three state capitals, and we start with one of the two of those 16 that is home to more than 500,000. Founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritans, it is home to the pictured Faneuil Hall, a marketplace and meeting hall since 1743. Which city are we visiting?
2. A 10% population increase in the five years after the 2010 Census took this city above the 100,000 mark for the first time in its 145-year history. Located in the Rockies foothills at 5,430 feet above sea level, this is a city rich in the history of the Wild West, as the photograph might suggest. Here you can see NCAA football at Folsom Field, home to a national championship winning team representing the state's largest university. Which city are we in?
3. With a population of 373,000 (2015 estimate), the third-largest of the "B" cities lies at the centre of one of the country's most productive agricultural regions. The picture shows the city skyline with the Greenhorn Mountains in the background. On the northern outskirts is the Famoso Raceway dragstrip, home of the annual March Meet. Which city is this?
4. Sometimes nicknamed "Chemical City", this city is an important centre for the petrochemical industry. Situated on one of America's major rivers, it was founded in 1699 and incorporated as a city in 1817, and has been ruled by seven different governments. Opened in 1924, the college football stadium known as "Death Valley" now holds 102,000 fans. Which city are we visiting?
5. Home to the studios and headquarters of numerous entertainment companies, this suburban city is nicknamed "Media Capital of the World". Some of the world's most technologically advanced airplanes were once produced here, and now it has an airport named for Bob Hope. Named for a dentist who set up a sheep ranch here in 1867, which city is this?
6. Nicknamed "The Queen City", "The Nickel City" and "The City of Good Neighbors", this city of 261,000 (2010 Census) has grown as a result of water providing major trade routes. A major league sports team play in the suburb of Orchard Park, at a ground originally called Rich Stadium but now known as New Era Field. Which city are we now visiting?
7. The pictured statue, which stands outside the city's visitor centre, illustrates the region's Wild west history. Home to only 105,000 (2010 Census), it is still the largest city in the state. Its skyline is dominated by the 272-foot high Wells Fargo Tower, the state's tallest building. In 1988, the city was blanketed in smoke for weeks from the Yellowstone Fires. Which city is this?
8. Founded in 1835, this city of 118,000 (2010 Census) straddles the Neches River. It was the discovery of oil here in 1901, though, which transformed the city into a major petro-chemical refining centre. Its major sports team, the Lamar University Cardinals, represent 15,000 students at the doctoral/research university located in the city. Where are we now?
9. The pictured giant statue of the Roman God of fire, Vulcan, stands at the top of Red Mountain in a southern suburb of our next destination. It was founded in 1871 in the post-Civil War Reconstruction period, merging three former towns together to form a single city. Now around a quarter of the entire state population lives in the city's metropolitan area. Which city is this?
10. The picture shows a spectacular view of the skyline of our final "B" city on a sunny winter afternoon. A city of 205,000 (2010 Census), the metropolitan area formed with the neighbouring cities of Nampa and Meridian, home to more than 650,000, is the third-largest metropolitan area in the Pacific Northwest region after Seattle and Portland. Named after the river on which it stands, which city is this?
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