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View Poll Results: Queen of the Mississippi River
New Orleans 36 32.43%
Memphis 3 2.70%
St. Louis 25 22.52%
St. Paul / Minneapolis 47 42.34%
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Old 10-25-2015, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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Quite a pompous attitude you have there I know where he's from, I've been there... Go back and reread my post, and what I was replying to, as your post makes no sense as a response to mine...

Just because they don't have the Jazz and Blues history of the delta does not mean that they are not river cities.

Here's a good example, I agree with this statement 100%, so why the heck are you saying this to me? Are you imagining I said the opposite? You and Cheese need to work on your reading comprehension a bit, it's quite a fall off of your imaginary high horse...
Do you live in France?
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Old 10-25-2015, 05:06 PM
 
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"Queen" of the Mississippi is obviously NOLA. That's the question in this thread. Nola has the extravagance, excess and impracticality of a Queen...

Yes, the Twin Cities are the best functioning, but a Queen, not. The Twin Cities are IMHO very bland and boring - especially in comparison to the Queen New Orleans.


New Orleans can have it's partying atmosphere. Minneapolis - St. Paul pretty much kick the crap out that place in every other aspect.

I'm willing to bet you've never stepped foot in either or Minneapolis or St. Paul.
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:44 AM
 
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How isn't Minneapolis a river city. The reason it is what it is today is because of the river and that damn waterfall. If it's not a river city what is it? A waterfall city?
It wasn't built off River Trade it was a milltown, like How Rochester NY isn't a Great Lakes city but it's a city on the Great Lakes.
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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My unfamiliarity eh? I've lived around both the upper and lower Cheese, thanks though... Btw, you know where Mark Twain is from right? I'm aware of the metro sizes, obviously the Twin Cities is the biggest and I've already said (in the post you quoted no less) that I understand why it's considered the best metro, but... It is def not the "Queen of the Mississippi." There is a big difference between cities that are on/by rivers and "river cities." St. Louis and New Orleans ARE the Mississippi.
New Orleans is a Gulf of Mexico city much more than a Mississippi River city...

This is really between St. Paul, St. Louis, and Memphis...
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Old 05-12-2018, 07:18 PM
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Location: DMV Area
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New Orleans is a Gulf of Mexico city much more than a Mississippi River city...

This is really between St. Paul, St. Louis, and Memphis...
Youíve obviously never been to New Orleans to say such an ignorant and absurd statement. While culturally a part of the Gulf South, New Orleans is very much a river city just as much as Memphis or St Louis or the Twin Cities.It started on the river, itís port is on the river and itís known as the Crescent City due to how the Mississippi River curves along the city.
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:55 AM
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Location: Ontario
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Old 05-13-2018, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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It wasn't built off River Trade it was a milltown, like How Rochester NY isn't a Great Lakes city but it's a city on the Great Lakes.
Before Minneapolis became a center for grain milling, it was a center for log milling. Those logs were floated down the Mississippi River from the forests of Northern Minnesota. The city's early industries were also built off of the power provided by the Mississippi's only natural waterfall. While direct river trade was never a huge part of Minneapolis' connection with the river, it's hard to argue that the city isn't a "river city".
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Denver
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New Orleans is a Gulf of Mexico city much more than a Mississippi River city...

This is really between St. Paul, St. Louis, and Memphis...
Lmao what? Haveyou ever been to New Orleans or any Mississippi River city?
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Before Minneapolis became a center for grain milling, it was a center for log milling. Those logs were floated down the Mississippi River from the forests of Northern Minnesota. The city's early industries were also built off of the power provided by the Mississippi's only natural waterfall. While direct river trade was never a huge part of Minneapolis' connection with the river, it's hard to argue that the city isn't a "river city".
I'd agree here, it's not a quentissential river city as in southern and home to heavy industry and trade but it's built around the river like any other city. Also it isn't some I significant river. It links the all the midwest and south.
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:37 PM
 
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Before Minneapolis became a center for grain milling, it was a center for log milling. Those logs were floated down the Mississippi River from the forests of Northern Minnesota. The city's early industries were also built off of the power provided by the Mississippi's only natural waterfall. While direct river trade was never a huge part of Minneapolis' connection with the river, it's hard to argue that the city isn't a "river city".
I feel like it's more Akin to the industrial cities of the North, Grand Rapids, Rochester, Lowell etc.

That waterfall I would argue is why it isn't a River city, the histories of St Louis and Cincinnati are more intertwined with each other despite. Ring on Different Rivers than Minneapolis and St Louis.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:34 PM
 
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I feel like it's more Akin to the industrial cities of the North, Grand Rapids, Rochester, Lowell etc.

That waterfall I would argue is why it isn't a River city, the histories of St Louis and Cincinnati are more intertwined with each other despite. Ring on Different Rivers than Minneapolis and St Louis.
I disagree. As the previous poster mentioned, the river is the reason Minneapolis became the city that it is. The falls are why the logs were floated there in the 19th century, to be sawed and turned to lumber, and the falls are why Minneapolis became the US's great grain milling city, as wheat shipped in from the Dakotas and western MN was brought there to be turned into flour. Its twin, St Paul, also owes its existence to the river, as it is the head of navigation on the river, so both cities owe their exitence to the river, for very different reasons. The fact that Minneapolis may have been a "Northern industrial" mill city like Lowell and Rochester does not take away its importance as a Mississippi River city.
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