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Old 10-07-2009, 02:07 PM
Location: Texas
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Hey all,

What would you say are the main differences between North and South Louisiana?
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:05 PM
Location: USA
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Well, let's see now.... First is the well known (in Louisiana anyway) people difference. North La was settled by southerners from the SE and Appl. mts. Mostly non Catholic. There is less wealth up here as a whole. Probably more poor AA's as a whole. NLa is mostly rural with only a few cities and seems to like it that way

The topography is a little more rolling hill/less swamp. But there is still plenty of swamp and bayous even up north here. A few degrees hotter in the summer and likewise colder in the winter, less rain as a rule, more snow and ice esp around Shreveport.

Up here there are no good examples of French Cajun culture. Natchitoches is an old French settled town with many descendants still around the area. It is not Cajun French, rather it was an outpost in the Lousiana territory. Predates the Cajun arrival by a few years.

South Louisiana has more wealth and prosperity, more different kinds of cultures, lots of fun festivals, not so rednecky, and Catholic. The people are interesting to me and are involved in all kinds of activities.

BTW, I am originally from north La although I have lived in both areas.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:51 AM
Location: Louisiana
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I agree, the biggest difference is the people. South LA has much more culture. But north LA is not as congested. The weather is miserably hot and humid in all of LA, imho.
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:58 PM
Location: West Monroe
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I agree with ElleS. I live in north Louisiana and it feels like I am in a totally different state when I hit south Louisiana. Even the accents are different. I think that we are a lot less congested I guess because the north is not necessarily a touristy area like the south is.
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by ATXIronHorse View Post
Hey all,

What would you say are the main differences between North and South Louisiana?
Rednecks vs. Reprobates
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:41 PM
Location: BRLA
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N. La feels more like east TX, (Tyler, Canton, etc) to me.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:56 PM
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Also the culture is more Frenchy around South LA and is probably more WASPy in North LA
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:06 PM
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North Louisiana really should be part of what is now East Texas, culturally & Physically. I really like south louisiana better, that is Cajun south Louisiana, South of Alexandria but NOT New Orleans.
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:32 AM
Location: Baton Rouge
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Yep, Shreveport is more like Texas, just like Beaumont-Port Arthur is more like Louisiana. Funny how that happened.
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Old 10-30-2009, 03:55 PM
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Everything the people above me said.. only added that here in South Louisiana we have better food haha.
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