It was about 1860, and exciting new time for the country of Simnation. About a decade or two earlier, hundreds of inventors and researchers developed new technologies which allowed for mass production. This industrial revolution swept across the country hyper-accelerating growth in cities and the economy and leading to construction of new cities and towns, including Rochester and a little later Winchester.
In Rochester's case, the banks of the mighty Granite River were once a haven for nature, but the transportation potential on this massive river made it the perfect area for new cities. The development of this area were both industrial and agricultural in purpose, and to a smaller extent tourism. Rochester's ideal location along the river lead to a boom in industry, which laid the foundation for the future major city. Industry there has been a roller coaster but today it still plays a huge part in the city's life. Rochester is also notable for its high density downtown and it's wealth of old buildings, which per an ordinance buildings are still mostly built in older styles.
An overview of Rochester:
(Looks better close up)
A few counties away from Rochester County exists a more underdeveloped region which is known as Winchester County. Now the city of Winchester itself has grown quite large, even almost catching Rochester many years ago however the county has few other towns. Winchester at first was quite similar to Rochester, because industry grew along the riverbanks of the powerful Reed River but in more recent years commercial development grew much faster here. Winchester itself is famed for its beautiful downtown, its brick and stone streets, and at one time its extensive network of row houses. Today the city is interested into expanding both up and out while continuing to grow its high tech industry and commercial sectors.
Overview of Winchester:
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