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    Who knows what the highest city in New England is?

    We're talking about elevation here. For this case let's consider a city to have more than 10,000 people.

    I think you'll be surprised what the answer is. Assuming I'm correct.
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    I would have guessed Berlin, but that seems too easy.

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    I'm gonna rule out anything south of Vermont and NH. It would have to be in the mountainous areas of either Maine, NH, or Vermont. Vermont doesn't have a lot of cities with 10,000 or more people in it. So a population of that size would most likely be along a river, which would keep it at lower elevations. Maine I would put in the same category as Vermont. So that leaves NH and the White Mountain region at that. And the only cities that large in that area would be Littleton and Berlin. Littleton is close to the Ct river so I'm gonna say it's elevation is probably lower than Berlin so I'm gonna go with Berlin as well!
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    Everyone wants to look north for the highest city in New England but I am going to look south. Pittsfield, Mass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knapper
    Everyone wants to look north for the highest city in New England but I am going to look south. Pittsfield, Mass.
    That's the answer I was looking for. At least according to the Rand McNally road atlas. At 1020 feet its 10 feet higher than Berlin, NH. Its also much bigger at close to 50,000 people.

    Pretty surprising, but most of VT and NH cities are in low valleys. I got curious when I noticed that even Danbury, CT was over 400 feet.
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    I forgot that western Mass actually has some elevation to it.
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    Is Holyoke MA a possable answer ? MT Tom is there. Just a guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magpie
    Is Holyoke MA a possable answer ? MT Tom is there. Just a guess.
    According to Rand McNally Holyoke is only 270 feet. Its in the Connecticut River Valley afterall.
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    Berlin has the Androscoggin. Just curious, where does Millinocket come in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot
    Berlin has the Androscoggin. Just curious, where does Millinocket come in?

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    Think about it though. The Androscoggin is pretty wild up there, lots of rocks and rapids. Its a mountain river at that point. Officially, Berlin is at 1010ft, just ten feet lower than Pittsfield. So who knows, the majority of Berlin could be well above 1020ft. But, Pittsfield does have substantially more people.

    Millinocket is at 350ft and I doubt they have 10,000 people. Presque Isle checks in at 446ft and Rumford at 620ft.
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