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American towns that used to be poor but are now rich

Reader's Digest Logo By Brooke Nelson of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 15: Some of the towns on this list have struggled in the face of economic crises, while others have been slammed by natural disasters. Despite their troubles, these seven American cities have managed extraordinary comebacks, and today offer world-class art, delicious food, and breathtaking architecture for residents and tourists alike. Read on for the tales of their remarkable turnarounds; you may even be inspired to make them your next weekend getaway.

Towns that rose from rags to riches

Some of the towns on this list have struggled in the face of economic crises, while others have been slammed by natural disasters. Despite their troubles, these seven American cities have managed extraordinary comebacks, and today offer world-class art, delicious food, and breathtaking architecture for residents and tourists alike.  Click ahead for the tales of their remarkable turnarounds. (You may even be inspired to make them your next weekend getaway).

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