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Old 11-25-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Suppose you had a friend who had absolutely no knowledge about the South. You could only take him to one city for him to get an idea of what the South is like, in terms of history, culture, industry, etc. Which city would you choose and why?

I think I'd probably choose Richmond for its rich Southern history, its great blend of old and new, and the diversification of its local economy which shows how the South has matured economically over the past several decades. Atlanta and Charleston would be alternatives.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Haven't been to Richmond in years, but it sounds wonderful from all I've seen/read.

This is what I thought as soon as I saw your post - before I read the "one city" rule:
Old South - Charleston/Savannah
New South - Atlanta/Charlotte
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:09 PM
 
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Old South - Birmingham, Alabama and Memphis, TN

New South - Atlanta, GA and Houston, TX
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:43 PM
 
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Miami
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Houston
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New Orleans
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Old South: Birmingham, New Orleans, and Richmond

New South: Houston, Atlanta, and Charlotte
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:13 PM
 
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Old South: Birmingham, New Orleans, and Richmond

New South: Houston, Atlanta, and Charlotte
Good post. I think that Savannah and Charleston also epitomize the "old" South because the lowcountry is about as "southern" as you can get culturally.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:42 PM
 
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If we are talking strictly big cities than I say Nashville because when I think of the South I think of country music.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Charleston for the above reasons......it is "southern" in a way that exemplifies the good and doesnt glorify the bad.......civility and manners survive and the hate and bigotry isnt honored.
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I think Atlanta epitomizes the South much more than Houston does.
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