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Old 09-07-2014, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Natchitoches is awesome, and it is the oldest continuing settlement on the Lousiana(?) Trace. St. Francisville is very interesting, too, and so is Gonzales! .


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Old 09-07-2014, 05:11 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Natchitoches is awesome, and it is the oldest continuing settlement on the Lousiana(?) Trace. St. Francisville is very interesting, too, and so is Gonzales! .
Isn't that where Steel Magnolias was filmed? It looked so charming in the movie.
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Old 09-07-2014, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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To be honest, that doesn't look that much different from any number of smaller towns in the Southeast. I used to be a courier in Middle Tennessee and half the places I went were pretty similar to that, at least in appearance.
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Old 09-07-2014, 05:54 PM
 
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Yes and it is just as charming. Louisiana has STATE foods. You can find them all there. It has a lot of NOLA charm with the wrought iron balconies, etc. What is surprising is the park where Steel Magnolias filmed. It is not nearly as big as it looks in the movie. The only thing missing is "Wheezer" and the dog. There is no such festival as in the movie at Natchitoches.

If you have not been there it is worth the trip to drive from Shreverport to Baton Rouge and stop to visit. The LA bbq is awesome. I ate at a local joint and just wanted to live there, it was soooo good.

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Isn't that where Steel Magnolias was filmed? It looked so charming in the movie.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:30 PM
 
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http://goo.gl/maps/RvyVx
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids
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I think Eureka Springs, AK fits the bill:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Eu...92bb3e4a53db56
now THAT is a cool little town.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Harper's Ferry

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ha...b4cd1e!6m1!1e1
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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That isn't the south though.
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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That isn't the south though.
Might as well be.

I'll pitch my usual standby for every thread asking about quaint, beautiful, historic and inviting Southern towns: Madison, Georgia:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5956...10tWdrBBCg!2e0

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5960...KIyGfNKFQA!2e0

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5950...vT7kBZM1_w!2e0

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5919...rMA0fkzdow!2e0

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5925...0dIJ2szPqA!2e0
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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That isn't the south though.
This isn't a thread about what is the south. That's just your opinion, to which you are entitled. Near Harper's Ferry is the Charles Town Confederate memorials. About 95% of Jefferson County's Civil War soldiers were Confederate.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/...ee1a8c61_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/...7da7478a_o.jpg

Shepherdstown, WV, Jefferson County

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/...73221c78_b.jpg

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