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Old 06-20-2010, 09:31 AM
 
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Just wondering if there are any sections of town that have a strong cultural and/or European influence? For example, here in the Tampa area we have the section of downtown known as Ybor city, with strong Cuban and Spanish influence, with great dining, nightlife and arcitechture. Then in Tarpon Springs, we have the Greek fishing villiage with numerous Greek resturants and shops. Just wondering if there are sections of the Charlotte region like this?
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:05 AM
 
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No, there are no sections such as what you mentioned.

We love to head to Tampa and Ybor City b/c it is a unique area - great food!

We have some historic areas, such as Old Salem in Winston-Salem but that is still not really what you are looking for.
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:55 PM
 
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I've wondered about this, maybe some long-time residents could shed some light? Have there historically not been a lot of immigrants here from European countries, or were they more dispersed so there aren't ethnic neighborhood clusters? Are ethnic neighborhood enclaves less common in the south (since there's already a distinct southern culture) than in the north/east?

Lol, this is WAY beyond the scope of the question, but I'm curious!
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:19 AM
 
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There are definitely ethnic clusters in Charlotte but they are primarily Asian and Central and South American.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:09 AM
 
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I've wondered about this, maybe some long-time residents could shed some light? Have there historically not been a lot of immigrants here from European countries, ....
This area was settled by the Scotch/Irish in the late 17th, 18th, & 19th centuries. One of the biggest Scottish events in the USA, the Highland Games at Grandfather Mountain, (next month) is held here due to the fact that a huge number of natives can trace their last name directly to one of the original Scottish Clans. When I have been there, my very well soused clansmen informed me the Scotts were responsible for modern civilization so this is probably why you don't see any of the lesser influences here.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:18 AM
 
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. When I have been there, my very well soused clansmen informed me the Scotts were responsible for modern civilization so this is probably why you don't see any of the lesser influences here.
On that same note:
[LEFT]After having dug to a depth of 10 meters, Scottish scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 1,000 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 1,000 years ago.[/LEFT]
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[LEFT]Not to be outdone by the Scots, in the weeks that followed, English scientists dug to a depth of 20 meters, and shortly after, headlines in the English newspapers read: ‘English archaeologists have found traces of 2,000 year old copper wire and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a thousand years earlier than the Scots.’[/LEFT]
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[LEFT]One week later, ‘The Kerryman‘, a southwest Irish newsletter, reported the following: ‘After digging as deep as 30 meters in peat bog near Tralee, Paddy O’Driscoll, a self taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Paddy has therefore concluded that 3,000 years ago Ireland had already gone wireless.’[/LEFT]
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