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Old Posted Oct 7, 2019, 1:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Docere View Post
San Francisco had sizeable Irish and Italian populations, but European ethnicity is not all visible there in the way you'll find in the Northeast or Great Lakes cities. L.A. whites were never that "ethnic", historically it had a lot of Midwestern Protestants who dominated the city for years.
Why is that? Colonial stock (Anglo) white Americans were the ones who were more frontiers-oriented (relative to immigrants who settled closer to their gateway cities), making it to California?

But other parts of the American West clearly had more direct European influence like Germans in Texas, Scandinavians in the Upper Midwest/Plains, Dakotas, even Mormon converts from across the Atlantic in Utah. Even in the PNW, you got Scandinavian influence.

Why'd the 19th/20th century immigrant European influence skip out SoCal?
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