I hope you all didn't miss me too much!
Welcome to the sleepy city of San Rochelle, dubbed "Little Naptown", because Indianapolis has already claimed the name Naptown. Now, why this city is in transition is because, well, the time period we're currently working in is around 1982 and the city really isn't doing too well, especially the central business district where crime is the worst. Any resident of San Rochelle knows not to walk the streets at night.
Drugs and gangs flow through the city as though San Rochelle is the open door to America. Some rumors have popped in saying the Russian Mafia has entered the city, but those are merely rumors as of the moment. ANYHOW, San Rochelle is not all a bad place, there are many great places to visit while in San Rochelle!
I would highly recommend visiting places such as the Fernando Zoo which is located just southeast of the city's center. You can see the Lions and Tigers, Bears and raccoon, piranha and catfish! The Fernando Zoo is definitely a sight to see!
If you are into something a bit more elegant you can always visit the Union Station Cafe! The Union Station was built in 1901 and was the largest station in the northwest up until Los Angeles built its Union Station in 1939.
Photo of Union Station, Nashville, Tennessee
A truly magnificent city no matter what troubles it is facing. San Rochelle fed off of the success of many cities back in its early days such as New Sorgun and Portland creating quite a bond to the railroads. Amtrack once rolled through San Rochelle until ridership dissipated and the rail lines dried up.
Interstate 5 runs through the city. The interstate sparked the city's newest economic boom. Before the new interstate passed through the city in 1960 the city was around 450,000 people and now boasts 736,000 people. Nobody could have expected a boom such as that! However, the city has been steadily losing its' population, probably because of its' issues. Only a couple of thousand people have left since 1980 though.
As any Large city would, the skyline of the city is marked up with about nine towers with only three being built before 1960. The rest of the towers have been since the interstate pushed through the city. The newest towers are as follows.
1. Bank of America Tower
2. Chase Tower
4. Wells Fargo
5. Bellsouth Tower
Thank you for reading!