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I was thinking about how some corps names fit their city closely, or even exactly; and for many, the name and city were not a "match".  This is a fun thread to list corps that match....and not a slam, in any way for corps that "don't".

Examples: NY Skyliners.  Is there a city anywhere in the world with a more famous skyline?  Casper Troopers.  The 11th Ohio Cavalry was in fact stationed in Casper in the 19th century.

Baltimore Yankee-Rebels.  1860's Maryland was full of both Yankees and Rebels.   New Bedford (MA) Whalers.  Rich history of the whaling industry.

These are but a few.  How big a list can we come up with?  Have fun!

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Keith- Are you saying Niagara Falls is known for Cadillacs?  LOL

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10 hours ago, markdewine said:

I was thinking about how some corps names fit their city closely, or even exactly; and for many, the name and city were not a "match".  This is a fun thread to list corps that match....and not a slam, in any way for corps that "don't".

Examples: NY Skyliners.  Is there a city anywhere in the world with a more famous skyline?  Casper Troopers.  The 11th Ohio Cavalry was in fact stationed in Casper in the 19th century.

Baltimore Yankee-Rebels.  1860's Maryland was full of both Yankees and Rebels.   New Bedford (MA) Whalers.  Rich history of the whaling industry.

These are but a few.  How big a list can we come up with?  Have fun!

The 'Devils' in 'Concord Blue Devils' comes from Mt Diablo in the vicinity of Concord, CA.

The "Bayonne Bridgemen' comes from the Bayonne Bridge from NJ to Staten Island.

You could say 'Florida Wave' is related to, well, the ocean on the coast of Florida, and certainly 'Magic of Orlando' has to do with the Magic Kingdom of Disney World. And, of course, 'Suncoast Sound.'

Toledo Glassmen, after Toledo's nickname, 'The Glass City,' from its glass industry.

From the DCA arena, 'Westshoremen' coming from 'The West Shore,' the name for the Harrisburg Metro Area across from the Susquehanna (to the west) from Harrisburg.

 

 

 

 

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Ah, very good!  I do remember now that BD was somehow attached to Mt. Diablo.  Interesting that the Bridgemen got their moniker while still part of St. Andrew's parish.

Another name that came to mind... the Pine Tree Warriors from Maine.  And, now that I think of it, Springfield Marksmen (MA) due to the Springfield Armory...maker of muskets, rifles, and assorted armaments.

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