CHAPTER 1- City of Shiloh (Part A)
This is the part A of a two part chapter on the Capitol City of Shiloh. A bit of a teaser if you will...
The city of Shiloh is the capitol city of the country as well as the largest city.
COUNTY: Pocomoke County
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1679 (Under the original name of DeMint Settlement)
YEAR REESTABLISHED: 1780 (In 1779 a major hurrican blew thru the settlement and killed almost 1,000 people and forced the city to relocate to present day Pocomoketown. A few months later the republic requested independence from it's home country of Germany. Germany at first refused, but after tensions between the French and British began to rise they agreed in order to save money and supplies for a war against the two countries rather than a revolting colony. After their independence was granted in November of 1780 the city of Shiloh was born and declared the new capitol of the country.)
MAJOR ARTERIES: Interstate 5, Route 10, DeMint Boulevard, Philadelphia Boulevard, Wheat Street, Virginia Street, Entente Highway, Water Boulevard, Martin Avenue.
-Two rivers flow thru the city, the Don River and the Quiyoughcohannock River.
-The name DeMint comes from the explorer who founded the city.
-You may be wondering: "If this was a German Colony, why do the people speak English?" That is a very good question. You see during the American revolution some American attempted to escape the war by heading north. While they were there they brought there language to the area. As the area began to develope and American influence began to grow on the small country English sort of just became the language.
This is a picture of the roadways in the city, this picture is a few days old but it will give you a good idea of what the layout of the city is. the two parallel red lines on the right are bridges crossing the Q-River. The bottom one is DeMint Boulevard. The top is Freedom Street. The red line on the right is DeMint heading into Alexandria.
To the north of the city are the towns of Secaucus and Flanders, to the east are the cities of Nutley Park and Pontiac, to the South are the cities of White Point and Progress, and finally to the west are the cities of Alexandria and Heidi Park. This will give you a bit more of a layout of the region. I will have a picture of the entire Shiloh Metro area next update when I cover the Shiloh suburbs!
Here is a picture of the city. Well at least the more important part. In the left you can see the National Plaza which is home to the president and the congressional meeting place which was based off of the American Capitol Building. On the top left, you will notice large buildings, one is white another blue, this is the Republican National Headquaters for the country. The center shows downtown while the lower center and corner will show an area with smallers buildings. To the north of DeMint (avenue closest to bottom) is a neighborhood called the Social District, the home to many shops, pubs, clubs and much more. To the south is another area much like the social district but because of its large Greek population has been renamed Greek Square.
A closer picture of Downtown. Notice how the buildings do not grow very tall. This is because I have zoned everything medium density to prevent them from growing higher than the monument. I tried to do this for the capitol building, but that didn't work to well. Most of the buildings in downtown were plops because I wanted to control what shape the skyline took.
This is an image of the center of downtown looking south. This is the intersection of 18th Street and Federal Street. I was kind of on a tight schedule and was unable to get a picture with much traffic, but I will make sure I put a picture of that up on a later update.
This is a picture from downtown. On the left is Linus Department Store. Famous for it's high end clothing it attracts thousands of people everyday. Across Spokane Street is the Shiloh stock exchange, (SSTEC) this is one of 3 buildings in the city that the stock exchange is located in. In 1995 the exchange needed to expand. It expanded into neighboring buildings.
Here we have a view of the intersection of 21st Street and Government Street in downtown. The lawn on the lower part of the picture belongs to the cities Court House and City Hall. STAY OFF THE LAWN!
On the edge of Downtown lies a nice little neighborhood known as Euro Place. Apartments here range from about $1,000 to $4,000 a month due to the proximity to downtown and the limited housing in the city due to the zoning laws. These homes were built to resemble European styles in order to honor the heritage of the country and most of it's people. The developers thought it would be nice to have buildings that had class and character in the city, since then many similar housing projects in the city have begun.
Not moving far from downtown, on the opposite side of the National Plaza we find the Republican National Headquaters. This is were many of the conservative politicials of nation meet to discuss policy and file paperwork. Completed in 2000 the buildings rise high over street level and are a nice touch to the center city area.
Only because it makes sense, I will show you the Democratic National Headquaters as well. This is pretty far from downtown, near Lake Flute Se.
I will post part B tomorrow. Part B will include:
-The Shiloh Arena
-Virginia Republic National Cemetary
-DeMint Boulevard Pictures
-Social District Pictures
-Traffic Photos as well as some other random pictures from around the city.
-White Doe Park
-The Story of Dan Hamilton.
"Dan got up off the ground. He was in an alley, 'Where am I? How did I get here?' He looked up at the sky then back to the cracked pavement below him. 'What?!' looking up at a street sign 'Prompton Boulevard' he read to himself. He looked around again. 'Hmm...this is a shabby part of town. Better get to the subway...' He got up and brused himself off. He was still wearing his cloths from work , normally neat and pressed, now hung with dirt and blood. Walking out to the street he noticed groups of people hanging around, all wearing cloths he never would have dreamed of wearing in his life. 'Just keep walking!' he said to himself the subway is only half a block away! He could see it. He was just about to make his first step into the station when he realized his wallet was missing. 'Oh god!... I am stuck in the middle of god knows where with no money, my wallet must have been stolen while I was lying there! What am I going to do, how am I going to get out of here!..." Check back tomorrow for the entire story, you will find parts of Shiloh aren't exactly 'shiloh (peaceful)' =l !