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Old 03-06-2017, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I'm one of those people who believe it's at best respectful to learn the history of anyplace you are moving to so you can understand the community better.

This thing with Lafayette/Alexandria for me (as well as cities in other Southern states) has me reading books on Cajuns, Civil War history in that part of Louisiana, and major personalities like General Alfred P. Mouton and his family who founded the city.
I would hope that understanding the community wouldn't involve studying the Civil War.
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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I would hope that understanding the community wouldn't involve studying the Civil War.
You'd be surprised how many towns in the South are literally defined by it.
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Denver
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You'd be surprised how many towns in the South are literally defined by it.
Glad I don't live in those places.
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Glad I don't live in those places.
Ellisville, Mississippi (Free State of Jones)
Trenton, Georgia (State of Dade)
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Natchez, Mississippi
Helena, Arkansas

Just a few examples off the top of my head. William Faulkner once said that "The past is not dead. It's not even past". Many of his works depict General Nathan Bedford Forrest's legacy like something of a ghost that still hangs over West Tennessee and Northern Mississippi, having spent time in that neighborhood where his statue still sits in downtown Memphis and a quick drive up I40 gives you exits to Fort Pillow and Shiloh. Not to mention little North MS towns like Senatobia that still have streets named after him.

I came away a different person seeing some of that.
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Ellisville, Mississippi (Free State of Jones)
Trenton, Georgia (State of Dade)
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Natchez, Mississippi
Helena, Arkansas

Just a few examples off the top of my head. William Faulkner once said that "The past is not dead. It's not even past". Many of his works depict General Nathan Bedford Forrest's legacy like something of a ghost that still hangs over West Tennessee and Northern Mississippi, having spent time in that neighborhood where his statue still sits in downtown Memphis and a quick drive up I40 gives you exits to Fort Pillow and Shiloh. Not to mention little North MS towns like Senatobia that still have streets named after him.

I came away a different person seeing some of that.
I have family from Vicksburg, I remember seeing lots of war sites.
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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I have family from Vicksburg, I remember seeing lots of war sites.
I've been to Vicksburg myself. Seeing those Union mass graves near the river, dude it does things to you. The Confederate Soldier's Rest Cemetery is just a ways up the road where the Southerners buried their dead.

Man I want to go back.
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Old 03-08-2017, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Okay, so out of Lafayette's metro what smaller suburbs would be preferred? Only one I ever been to was Breaux Bridge.
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Old 03-09-2017, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Okay, so out of Lafayette's metro what smaller suburbs would be preferred? Only one I ever been to was Breaux Bridge.
Youngsville is very nice but traffic is terrible and its a little pricey.

I recommend Broadmoor though because its very walkable and family friendly, and connects to everything.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Youngsville is very nice but traffic is terrible and its a little pricey.

I recommend Broadmoor though because its very walkable and family friendly, and connects to everything.
Second Youngsville. It's a great suburb.
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Good to know everybody.

I didn't want to do New Orleans, BR or Monroe given how dangerous they are.
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