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Old 02-17-2013, 06:40 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Btw why does it say MO Ozarks in your title when you live in Cape??
I don't live in Cape County, I'm from there.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:45 PM
 
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I don't live in Cape County, I'm from there.
Where do you live now?
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:54 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Where do you live now?
In the Missouri Ozarks.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:06 PM
 
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In the Missouri Ozarks.
Is it in a part that is in the transition zone, or southern like near hwy 60?
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Rolla, Phelps County, Ozarks, Missouri
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I am plum worn out by these "Is Missouri Southern?" discussions.

The answer: No.

It had Southern heritage and tried to be a Confederate state in 1861, but the minions of Abraham Lincoln, said to be one of our great presidents, would not allow it.

It has become less and less Southern since, thanks to improvements in transportation and communication. Moroever, we've had lots of immigration of Califoreigners and other undesirables into the state, especially the Southern part of the state, and they have brought in non-Southern views and, sometimes disdain for Southern ways.

There may be pockets of the South still in Southeast Missouri, but no place else, not even here in Rolla, is truly Southern.

Isn't that true in a lot of the states of the former Confederacy? I've never been there, but I've read that major portions of Virginia and the Carolinas are no longer Southern.

Are major Southern cities still predominantly Southern? Atlanta? Nashville? Dallas? Houston?

The South is dying, or rather, transforming. Sad, isn't it?
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:35 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Is it in a part that is in the transition zone, or southern like near hwy 60?
Don't concern yourself with the details.

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I am plum worn out by these "Is Missouri Southern?" discussions.

The answer: No.

It had Southern heritage and tried to be a Confederate state in 1861, but the minions of Abraham Lincoln, said to be one of our great presidents, would not allow it.

It has become less and less Southern since, thanks to improvements in transportation and communication. Moroever, we've had lots of immigration of Califoreigners and other undesirables into the state, especially the Southern part of the state, and they have brought in non-Southern views and, sometimes disdain for Southern ways.

There may be pockets of the South still in Southeast Missouri, but no place else, not even here in Rolla, is truly Southern.

Isn't that true in a lot of the states of the former Confederacy? I've never been there, but I've read that major portions of Virginia and the Carolinas are no longer Southern.

Are major Southern cities still predominantly Southern? Atlanta? Nashville? Dallas? Houston?

The South is dying, or rather, transforming. Sad, isn't it?
Yes it is pretty sad.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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I am plum worn out by these "Is Missouri Southern?" discussions.

The answer: No.

It had Southern heritage and tried to be a Confederate state in 1861, but the minions of Abraham Lincoln, said to be one of our great presidents, would not allow it.

It has become less and less Southern since, thanks to improvements in transportation and communication. Moroever, we've had lots of immigration of Califoreigners and other undesirables into the state, especially the Southern part of the state, and they have brought in non-Southern views and, sometimes disdain for Southern ways.

There may be pockets of the South still in Southeast Missouri, but no place else, not even here in Rolla, is truly Southern.

Isn't that true in a lot of the states of the former Confederacy? I've never been there, but I've read that major portions of Virginia and the Carolinas are no longer Southern.

Are major Southern cities still predominantly Southern? Atlanta? Nashville? Dallas? Houston?

The South is dying, or rather, transforming. Sad, isn't it?
Florida is the same way unless you go to inland parts in the more central and northern parts of the state.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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All of Missouri is Southern to a Minnesotan, even up to Bethany.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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My ancestors were from Greene county Tennessee and migrated to Dent county Missouri ( Salem) in 1849. My dad left there in the 70's and I was born in south Kentucky on the Tn border. So I know what it is to be southern.

Anyway when I travel to salem mo to visit relatives I see a lot of southern influence. Even have a few relatives buried in dent county who were confederate Calvary during the cival war. I used to not think as Missouri folks being southern, but as I got older and studied my ancestory I see now that they were very southern. Ozark people were from Tennessee and took their ways with them. Even my relatives who have never been outside Missouri have a southern draw to them that unmistakably is Tennesseean.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Rolla, Phelps County, Ozarks, Missouri
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I used to not think as Missouri folks being southern, but as I got older and studied my ancestory I see now that they were very southern.
That is the correct tense.
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