Friday, July 23, 2010

The Decline of My Hometown

Sully points us to an interesting blog post on the decline of St. Louis courtesy of the interstate highway system. There is, unfortunately, a whole lot of truth to this.

St. Louis is a fascinating town. It is very old, considerably older than most other cities west of the Mississippi. Geographically it's almost a southern city but no one from the area would dare refer to St. Louis as a Southern town. It has a long standing history of sharp racial divisions. The city itself (the city and county are entirely separate entities) has a political system from when it had 3,000,000 residents, not 275,000 - which leads to almost total political gridlock. I could go on and on, someone should write a book.

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