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    Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
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    May 27, 2014

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    Rand

    I've always found this interesting. In 1900 St. Louis was 4th largest in US @500,000+; by 1920 it dropped to 6th tho population increased to 775K. 1940? It was eighth @ 816K. By 1960 it was already losing population and out of the top 20 by 1980.
    Detroit has lost similar percentage dropping from 1.6M+ to about 700K.
    Cleveland has dropped from 876K (1960) to about 390K today.
    Pittsburgh 671K (1940) to 301K now.
    Since 1960 Chicago has dropped over 800K but is still over 2.7M.

    Diane Meyer

    I wonder if it wouldn't be cool to take the census figures from the city plus the surrounding metro counties for these cities to see what the numbers are. Even if you live in a suburb, you still consider yourself part of the adjoining major city.

    rand

    Per Wiki, Metro St. Louis had as many as 3.4M in 1960, but was down to 2.3M by 1990, but is back up to 2.9M now. That's a strange fluctuation. I wonder if they redefined the metro statistical area.

    Diane Meyer

    I bet they did since Jefferson County in Mo and Monroe and maybe one other Illinois county have now become filled with more people coming into and out of St. Louis.

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