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Vote Montgomery In The USA Today Best Historic City Contest


Did you know that the Alabama capital, Montgomery is currently in a contest to be named America’s top historic city?  USA Today and 10Best are running a contest where readers vote for their favorite destinations, like favorite golf destination, best European country, best bucket list sports event, and more!  In this voting contest called America’s Best Historic City, Montgomery is in the running to be named for this great honor.  Along with Montgomery, other cities in the running includes:

  • Annapolis, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Denver, CO
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Montgomery, AL
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Savannah, GA
  • St. Augustine, FL
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Williamsburg, VA

USA Today explains: “The USA has a rich and exciting history: visiting the places which most affected it is so much more fun than reading about it.  Because we could only have 20 nominees, it pained us to leave out some worthy contenders (Galveston, Concord, Memphis, Virginia City and Detroit among them). We also left out unincorporated cities which had historical significance (and sometimes larger populations) back in the day, like Lincoln, New Mexico, site of the Lincoln County Wars, or Gettysburg, which is a thriving city today but is most visited for the former battleground, now a national military park.”

USA Today and 10Best said some good things about Montgomery when people want to vote for the city.  They said:

“In 1819, two small settlements of cotton plantations merged together to form the town of Montgomery. During the Civil War, Montgomery was home of the First White House of the Confederacy, where Jefferson Davis and his family lived, but its most important historical contributions came during the Civil Rights movement as the site of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The city also had the first electric street car system, and the first flight school set up by the Wright Brothers.”

Voting is open until Monday April 28th at 12 pm Eastern.  You can vote once every 24 hours and you do not have to share your e-mail address or social media accounts to vote!  As of April 16th, Montgomery has the lead!


To vote for Montgomery, go to: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-historic-city/, scroll down and click on Montgomery, and click on vote, that’s it!  Let’s vote and push Montgomery being named America’s best historic city!

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