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Old 01-03-2015, 04:57 PM
Location: St. Louis
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I know I mentioned St. Louis in this thread earlier, but I thought that I'd go ahead and go into more detail now that the thread has been revived.

Here's an article relating to the French elements in the city today:
Bonjour Paris - Finding France in St. Louis

Here's one on how various French named neighborhoods and streets in St. Louis should be pronounced in French today and how they've morphed in St. Louis:
Pard' My French: St. Louis' Peculiar Way Of Saying Local Street Names | St. Louis Public Radio

Here's a link about the French fort on the Illinois side of the river:
Fort de Chartres - Prairie du Rocher, Illinois

There's also a French log cabin church on the Illinois side of the river, and it's the oldest active Catholic parish in the country:
Church of the Holy Family (Cahokia, Illinois) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

You'll also find French architecture in the city as well, such as these homes in Lafayette Square:
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Old 01-06-2015, 05:37 PM
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Originally Posted by hdwell View Post
It only stands to reason. I haven't either, but nobody would think of New Orleans as a German place either. Thousands settled there in the 19th century, but today they are pretty well integrated into the Creole and Cajun cultures of the surrounding region.

German Coast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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