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Ithaca, New York

Ithaca (named for the Greek city in Homer's Odyssey) sits on the southern shores of Cayuga Lake, in upstate New York.

Ithaca is home to Cornell University, and Ithaca College.

Ithaca's current major industries are education and tourism for its many waterfalls and gorges[?].

Utne Reader[?] once named Ithaca the most enlightened[?] city in America.

Ithaca is a haven for intellectualism and liberalism, and this often results in conflicts with the surrounding areas, which are predominantly conservative farming communities.

Ithaca is also home to one of the United States' first local currency schemes, called Ithaca Hours.

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