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View Poll Results: Which city has/had a stronger French influence
St Louis 2 7.69%
New Orleans 24 92.31%
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:45 PM
 
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Both of these cities were settled as French trading posts in the 1700's, and were part of the Louisiana Purchase. So which city historically or currently has a stronger French influence?
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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New Orleans by a mile but St.Louis has a large German influence. New Orleans and St. Louis have very large Sicilians populations.
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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In numbers of people with French ancestry who Knows? Now in what city 'embraces and capitalizes' on it I will say New Orleans.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:45 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure St. Louis was only a fort under French rule so it never really was a "french city". New Orleans was by and large the only city during French rule of Louisiana.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Easily New Orleans.

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I'm pretty sure St. Louis was only a fort under French rule so it never really was a "french city". New Orleans was by and large the only city during French rule of Louisiana.
Baton Rouge was sizeable and under French rule for about 100 years.
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