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Old 08-28-2014, 11:11 AM
 
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In colonial times, the south was founded by mostly English and Scots-Irish, some German. With the exception of recent Latino immigration, the south has always been strongly European in ancestry. Are we not counting the British as "European"? Or is colonial times too long ago to "count"?
I think the OP is talking about cities whose citizens are in touch with their European roots and demonstrate it through architecture, food, culture ect. Sure, the south was founded by Europeans, but its very unlikely youll find a German restaurant in rural Alabama. There's a reason why white southerners mark "American" on the census and not a European ancestry like people in the North. Southern whites have ancestry that goes to far back to be celebrated much today unless your in cities like Savannah or New Orleans. Also, unrelated, they still speak french in some towns in Southern Louisiana.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I think the OP is talking about cities whose citizens are in touch with their European roots and demonstrate it through architecture, food, culture ect. Sure, the south was founded by Europeans, but its very unlikely youll find a German restaurant in rural Alabama. There's a reason why white southerners mark "American" on the census and not a European ancestry like people in the North. Southern whites have ancestry that goes to far back to be celebrated much today unless your in cities like Savannah or New Orleans. Also, unrelated, they still speak french in some towns in Southern Louisiana.
Yes, that's what I meant when I asked "is colonial times too long ago to 'count'?"
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Tampa because it was the only other place in the South with a Mafia presence besides New Orleans.
Wrong. The mafia has had influence in many other parts of the South besides New Orleans and Tampa. Galveston, Birmingham, Biloxi, Houston, Dallas, and Miami for starters. Nothing on the level of the Northeastern or Midwestern cities, but all of these cities have a part of their history involving the Italian and/or Sicilian mafia.
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