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Old 09-16-2013, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Bishkek/Charleston
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Don't you think the sister cities of Savannah and Charleston should have been in the same state?
These cities think alike and have the same coastal problems. I know in So. Car. the upper part of the state hates the low country and I'm sure it's the same in Georgia. Columbia and Charleston are so different and tries to take avantage of the coast as I know Atlanta probably does to Savannah.
Anyway just a delightfull thought.
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:33 AM
 
Location: I-20 from Atlanta to Augusta
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Seems to be a trend around Georgia and South Carolina. Augusta and Columbia, Savannah and Charleston, and Florence and Macon to name a few.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:27 AM
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OP, you posted the same drivel on the SC board. Your question makes no sense. Again, Savannah & Charleston DO NOT think alike.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Thanks, guys. I was wondering how people would respond to this. Had no idea about this coastal antipathy, and Ive been coming here my whole life. Ill be sure to wear a combat helmet next time I visit Savannah.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:45 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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LOL, cities DON'T think. People think, and few think alike.

I think the Charleston/Savannah rivalry is more hype than reality. Who cares? A smart businessperson would invest in both places. It ain't a football team, it's just another nice city.

As for the OP, you must still be in grade school, right?
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:32 AM
 
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[quote=Al G;31429206
Anyway just a delightfull thought.[/QUOTE]
Delightful:strange adjective for the subject at hand. Gonna think about this today.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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I love both cities (grew up in Savannah, visited relatives in Charleston as a kid). But neither city has ever considered the other one as a "sister city." Not throughout their long histories, in fact. Historically speaking, both were relatively isolated on the coast, and also isolated from each other. No real animosity, but just no "sister" closeness or affinity either. Not even much curiosity. You'd think there'd be more of that (they're both cosmopolitan port cities with a common cuisine and rich history), but there isn't. The two solitudes.

And "solitude" has another dimension: it's Savannah vs. the rest of GA, Charleston vs. upstate SC, old Mobile vs. upper Alabama, and New Orleans vs. the rest of Louisiana. These are four historic, worldly, stunning port cities located in (mostly) white-bread southern states. Thank God these four exist. Their states are better for them.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:44 AM
 
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I know in So. Car. the upper part of the state hates the low country and I'm sure it's the same in Georgia.
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And "solitude" has another dimension: it's Savannah vs. the rest of GA, Charleston vs. upstate SC, old Mobile vs. upper Alabama, and New Orleans vs. the rest of Louisiana. These are four historic, worldly, stunning port cities located in (mostly) white-bread southern states. Thank God these four exist. Their states are better for them.
Geesh guys, are y'all still living in the 19th century? I'm pretty sure we've gotten past the era of the poor Scots-Irish farmers fighting the coastal aristocratic plantation owners for political representation.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:36 AM
 
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@Mutiny. You don't overturn 250 years of history that fast. Savannah was larger than Atlanta until 1880, and the state's second-largest everything (city, metro, business hub) until the 1960s. Then, for a long time, it was just a second-tier backwater in a southern state, just like Columbus, Macon, and Augusta. Since the 1980s, Savannah's national and international profile (and prestige) has grown tremendously, and outside Georgia today, SAV is "the other Georgia city" besides Atlanta. There are no others. Owing to its modest size, that breeds some statewide resentment.

Charleston never had competition for #1 in SC. It was always more prestigious than Columbia or Greenville (nice cities, but they ain't Charleston). Outside SC, few people can find Columbia or Greenville on a map, but my friends in NY and Europe all know Charleston. And there is resentment in SC over that. Charleston is South Carolina's "queen city." Atlanta might be Georgia's queen, but Savannah is the pretty princess who can't be ignored; she's the real looker in the Georgia family--you must admit that.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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No,no and NO.
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