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Old 03-04-2013, 09:49 PM
 
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STL does have the infrastructure and architecture of a northern city, but the african american culture there is very southern.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:21 AM
 
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STL does have the infrastructure and architecture of a northern city, but the african american culture there is very southern.
same could be said about the african american cutlure in chicago, detroit, cleveland, milwaukee, etc.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:03 AM
 
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I grew up in Kentucky and I would throw Louisville in the mix. It has southern charm but still some midwest thrown in.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Missouri Ozarks
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Except for Topeka, spot on. If you want to talk about the technical geographical Midwest, I'm in Dexter, Missouri, which is just 20 miles west of Sikeston. It is in far southeast Missouri, near the southern tip of Illinois, and very close to Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee. This place is more influenced by the South than any other part of the Midwest...in fact I would go so far as to argue this IS the South. Very different from the rest of Missouri.
Absolutely. Hope you are enjoying yourself in my old neck of the woods
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Marquette, Michigan
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I'd say Cincinnati or Louisville. The rest don't have a great deal of southern influence.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:36 AM
 
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Louisville is the most Midwestern Southern city.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Marquette, Michigan
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Louisville is the most Midwestern Southern city.
Honestly, I think if they switched places with Jeffersonville geographically you'd be flipping that back around. Just like if Cincinnati and Newport switched sides...not a great deal of difference. Just a muddy old river between the two.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:49 AM
 
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I can't comment on the KY-IN transition around Louisville, but there's a definite cultural shift when your cross from OH to KY. It has been watered down in the past decade or so, as there has been gentrification in Covington and Newport, pushing out the blue collar folks.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Marquette, Michigan
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I can't comment on the KY-IN transition around Louisville, but there's a definite cultural shift when your cross from OH to KY. It has been watered down in the past decade or so, as there has been gentrification in Covington and Newport, pushing out the blue collar folks.
Louisville used to seem much more southern to me than it does these days, feels more midwestern to me now than it used to. Though you don't have to go far into KY beyond Louisville to know beyond a doubt that you're in the south.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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I wouldn't really call Branson midwestern. It's pretty well a southern town at it's core. Springfield could be argued either way. I certainly wouldn't cite it as an example of a midwestern city though.
Yes, that was the point. Branson is so so freaking in-your-face Southern, but it is located in Missouri, which is in the Midwest; therefore, it is a Midwestern city.

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Except for Topeka, spot on. If you want to talk about the technical geographical Midwest, I'm in Dexter, Missouri, which is just 20 miles west of Sikeston. It is in far southeast Missouri, near the southern tip of Illinois, and very close to Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee. This place is more influenced by the South than any other part of the Midwest...in fact I would go so far as to argue this IS the South. Very different from the rest of Missouri.
The impression I got of Topeka was very working-class and pretty similar to much of the central South (OKC, Dallas, etc). Sort of a combination of Oklahoma and the Rust Belt.
But I was only there for about a day, so I could be dead wrong.
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