1️⃣Cambridge, MA and its massive estates wouldn’t sit empty for long. The growing upper ranks of American society would come to occupy the city that was home to Harvard University, which was founded in 1636.
2️⃣Washington, DC many of the country’s most significant events would take place here—from Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, to the Watergate break-in, to the Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage.
3️⃣Charleston, SC founded by English colonists in the 17th century, is known to history buffs for playing a starring role in the start of the Civil War.
4️⃣Davenport, IA The most iconic building in Davenport, IA, on the Mississippi River, is its grand clock tower built in 1895 as part of City Hall.
5️⃣Providence, RI a Puritan minister who was banished from the repressive Massachusetts Bay Colony, crossed the river and founded Providence, RI, in 1636. After the Revolutionary War, Providence transitioned into an industrial city with factories popping up around town.