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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 06:39 PM
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Do you think California's dynamic was altered by the "oakies"?
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You know, around the late 30's, Dust Bowl and all that...there were a large amount of you think it changed anything and why?

My opinion - like all demographic changes, there were positives and negatives. There are no one way changes...
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  -Do you think California's dynamic was altered by the "oakies"? Taverner  Jul-29-07 06:39 PM   #0 
  - Didn't they all settle in the central valley?  bob_weaver   Jul-29-07 06:43 PM   #1 
  - not quite - . . .  Bullwinkle925   Jul-29-07 10:33 PM   #9 
  - Well I don't think they preferred any kind of wood over another  Richardo   Jul-29-07 06:49 PM   #2 
  - I'm an Oakie from Muskoagee.  Fenris   Jul-29-07 08:20 PM   #5 
     - bwahahahahaha.....  Joe Fields   Jul-29-07 09:13 PM   #8 
  - .  Richardo   Jul-29-07 06:49 PM   #3 
  - The more famous ones changed the whole nation's dynamic  jpgray   Jul-29-07 07:22 PM   #4 
  - Like Merle Haggard and Will Rodgers  Taverner   Jul-30-07 12:20 PM   #14 
  - Hey Oedi!  Connonym   Jul-29-07 08:27 PM   #6 
  - Yup  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-29-07 08:32 PM   #7 
     - hubby's dad is from Arkansas too...  bridgit   Jul-30-07 12:00 AM   #13 
  - well, since i have been . . .  Bullwinkle925   Jul-29-07 10:44 PM   #10 
  - I know - I was referring to the Dust Bowl-era Migrants from OK, AK and TX  Taverner   Jul-30-07 12:34 PM   #16 
  - Strange question re: Okies and California  Whoa_Nelly   Jul-29-07 11:41 PM   #11 
  - Yeah - I didn't mean it as a slur  Taverner   Jul-30-07 12:28 PM   #15 
  - And how is "Okie" relevant 70 years later?  triguy46   Jul-30-07 12:42 PM   #18 
     - So are you saying Merle Haggard was promoting a pejorative?  Taverner   Jul-30-07 12:44 PM   #19 
        - Certainly a stereotype.  triguy46   Jul-30-07 12:55 PM   #24 
           - Why do you think they're called stereotypes?  Joe Fields   Jul-31-07 10:36 AM   #28 
  - Just taken as another slur from the coast...  triguy46   Jul-30-07 12:36 PM   #17 
     - I call BS on your comparison  Taverner   Jul-30-07 12:47 PM   #21 
  - nope, 'altered the dynamic' perhaps only in terms of numbers...  bridgit   Jul-29-07 11:51 PM   #12 
  - Those are my peeps.  ronnykmarshall   Jul-30-07 12:45 PM   #20 
  - Yep. That migration is the reason I'm a Californian. This is a positive!  bertha katzenengel   Jul-30-07 12:49 PM   #22 
  - Awesome!  Taverner   Jul-30-07 12:52 PM   #23 
  - My Grandma was a proud "Okie"...  Hell Hath No Fury   Jul-30-07 01:05 PM   #25 
  - Having staked out their turf in California somewhat earlier...  hunter   Jul-30-07 02:02 PM   #26 
  - I can still cruise old parts of CA -- Tulare, N. San Diego, etc. and still feel that old  zonkers   Jul-31-07 10:28 AM   #27 

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