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Old Posted May 16, 2022, 6:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
yep, charleston and savannah were the boston and NYC of the southeast way back in the day, but they lost their thunder to atlanta and charlotte in the 20th century.

imagine if boston and NYC were relatively small little mid-sized metro areas today and syracuse and burlington each had many millions of people instead.
Savannah had 22,000 population in 1860, a little more than twice the size of Atlanta. Charleston had a little over 40,000 in the city. Comparisons with NY and Boston are not really on the mark. The Old South was not urbanized. New Orleans was the only city in the South with more than 100,000 residents at the time of the Civil War
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