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Old 03-04-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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I hear alot of people associate Midwestern cultue with southern culture, what do you think??
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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hmmm..... Evansville, Indiana? Or maybe Wichita, Kansas.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:04 PM
 
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Omaha maybe, that place could almost be looked as a southern city lol
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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Of the bigger cities, STL and Cincy are in the running. Indy maybe as well.

Though I don't think any of those fit the "infrastructure" criterion. Probably Indy does the most of those three.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:18 PM
 
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Yea STL and Cincy have alot of southern influence, maybe its because of their location being near southern states
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:30 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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In other words, what is the most racist, conservative, obese, religious city in the midwest?

Someone from the coast would say:
"Whats the difference?"
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:42 PM
 
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Cincinnati had a lot of Appalachian immigration post-WWII, so much of its southern influence is rather recent. But it's definitely pronounced. Of course, its Downtown is also smack-dab on the Mason-Dixon Line.

It was settled by people from New Jersey and the Northeast, and has a mostly-dead local dialect which is linguistically descendent from the NYC area. Its historic immigration pattern (German Catholics especially) is a distinctly northern (and very Midwestern) pattern. The city boomed earlier than other cities in the Midwest, so its architecture appears more like an east coast city's.

A unique mix of Midwestern, Northeastern, and Southern influences.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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In other words, what is the most racist, conservative, obese, religious city in the midwest?

Someone from the coast would say:
"Whats the difference?"
A very insular person from the coast(s) would say that.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Omaha maybe, that place could almost be looked as a southern city lol
I wouldn't call either one of them southern, but that's just me.

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Yea STL and Cincy have alot of southern influence, maybe its because of their location being near southern states
I don't have any experience with Cincinatti, but St. Louis is remarkably uninfluenced by the south.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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st. louis isn't southern at all, unless you count the high african-american population from the great migration. but that is actually more characteristic of northern industrial cities, as blacks from the south flooded northern cities to work in factories. as far as southern white influence, probably detroit. that city was a magnet for southern blacks and whites to a greater degree than any other city in the midwest. if you're talking inherent southern attributes, i'd say indianapolis. it just has a more countrified atmosphere than the more established cities of the midwest. cincinnati has deep connections with its neighboring state of kentucky, and its regional voting patterns mirror those of some larger southern cities (i.e. it's more conservative than other midwest metros).
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