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1. The Old: The capital of the Netherlands, famous for its Red Light District.
The New: A Dutch settlement on the eastern seaboard founded in 1625 to protect the fur trade on the Hudson River. By 1673, after multiple conflicts, the English gained control of the city and renamed it to its modern name.
What name did the Dutch reuse?
2. The Old: The capital of the Loiret department and Centre region in France. In 1429, it marked the first major victory for Joan of Arc over the English in the Hundred Years' War.
The New: The largest city in Louisiana, and the site of one of the worst natural and engineering catastrophes in American history when Hurricane Katrina flooded the city in 2005.
What name did the French reuse?
3. The Old: An ancient Greek city located in present-day Turkey inside the city of Izmir. Alexander the Great himself formulated the plan to rebuild it after the Lydians sacked the city hundreds of years earlier, and a fire in 1922 destroyed most of the area.
The New: Founded in 1768 in Florida by Andrew Turnbull, it added "Beach" to its name in 1947 and attracts over a million visitors each year to enjoy the locale. Be careful though, as it is the shark attack capital of the world!
What name did Turnbull reuse?
4. The Old: A European country comprising over half of the total land area of the United Kingdom. It survived as an independent kingdom from 927 to 1707 until it joined with a nearby kingdom to create the UK.
The New: A section of the northeastern United States consisting of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. It was settled by colonists in 1620 who named it after their mother country.
What "new" name did the colonists use?
5. The Old: A city in eastern England that is the historic county town of a county with the same name. Starting in 1660, John Bunyan, author of "The Pilgrim's Progress," was imprisoned there (his hometown) for twelve years.
The New: Purchased from the Wampanoag tribe in 1652, it got its current name in 1787. In 1838, Frederick Douglass moved there and post-Civil War many members of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment (highlighted in the movie "Glory") settled there.
What name did the Bay Staters reuse?
6. The Old: One of the most populous North American countries, with a capital of the same name and bordered by a gulf of the same name.
The New: A state that borders its name's origin, most of which was ceded to the United States in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, although the southern portions were acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.
What "new" state was the forty-seventh admitted to the United States?
7. The Old: A city on the west coast of France constantly used by French enemies: the English, Huguenots, and the Nazis. It has served for filming areas for the movies "Das Boot" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark".
The New: A city in southeastern New York settled by the same Huguenots who lived in the inspiration for the name that is one of the largest in the state. It was a large part of the movie "Catch Me if You Can".
What reused name is attracted to the silver screen?
8. The Old: An island just off of the northern French coast that is actually a British Crown Dependency. It is the only inhabited island of its bailiwick, and it is not officially part of the European Union.
The New: An eastern state named when King Charles II gave its origin's governor a grant in the colonies. Despite only having two professional sports teams in the major four sports, it houses two football teams from a neighboring state.
What "new" state is this that borders another "new" state?
9. The Old: A city in central Germany on the Oker River with a population of nearly a quarter million in 2010. It was the capital of a duchy and free state of the same name until 1946, when it became part of Lower Saxony, and later Germany.
The New: Originally called Prigmore's Swamp, citizens renamed the city after its namesake in 1714 while it was a powerful city in Europe. It is known now as the home of Rutgers University, originally named Queen's College.
What is the name of this "new" city inside a "new" state?
10. The Old: A county on the southern coast of England, and home to a port at the aptly-named Portsmouth, where both the "Mayflower" and "Titanic" were once moored. It served as the birthplace of the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force.
The New: A state in the northeastern United States that was the first to declare its independence from Britain. John Mason, a former captain at the original Portsmouth, named a city on its southeastern coast Portsmouth as well, though today Concord serves as its capital.
What name was used for both coastal areas?
Source: Author illiniman14
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