|Santa Fe, New Mexico. Photo by The Nomad.|
Long before the Declaration of Independence was drafted and the original 13 colonies were formed, there were cities taking root in this land we call America. Some of them started small and stayed that way, but many of them were in just the right location, and filled with just the right civic leaders, to build enduring communities. Today, the U.S.A. is home to several proud, historic cities whose present-day legacy began centuries ago.