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Old 03-23-2020, 12:17 PM
 
Location: North Jackson
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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OK.

Oxford would probably have about 100K people with option 1. Meridian might be up around 250K with option 2.

Jackson Metro might be near a million with viverlibre's scenario. Alot would depend on where inside the metro the university was located.
I think Oxford could be 70-80K top due to it's proximity to Memphis.

Meridian is more likely to be around 150K.

Jackson's excluded from the number 1 spot in this alternative world. They still exist of course.
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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Before The War - the "big one", I mean - Natchez was the second wealthiest city in America, after New York.
Suppose, for a moment, that the Civil War had been settled peacefully and slavery was peacefully abolished. It would be possible that Natchez would still be a great city, albeit one who would probably still be in decline because river traffic is now a fraction of what it used to be.
For that matter, a peaceful resolution would have left Mississippi intact. There would have been no Great Migration.
Natchez would still be the capital so the freeway would have been routed through Natchez instead of Jackson.
Natchez, with its muscle, would have fended off Louisiana Gov Huey Long when Long built a bridge which effectively cut off Natchez from ocean freighters, forcing them to off load in Baton Rouge. The result would be large import/export grain and goods facilities and Natchez would be a very, very different city.
Natchez Under The Hill would be long gone, though, with new facilities in place.
The famous Natchez Cemetery? ..... Still there; still fascinating.
Peacefully avoiding a civil war & abolishing slavery wouldn't have ended ethnic violence that came afterwards. Great migration still would occur if the same events happened.

Natchez would have to develop a diverse economy based on it's location. I would say it propably would reach 90K.
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