Roughly around 15,000-ish people, this upper peninsula city in Michigan is full of yooper
s. Also called "Sewage Ste. Marie" and is surrounded by small towns or townships such as Rudyard (Garbageyard), Pickford (Hickford), Brimley (Buttley), and, to the south, St. Ignace (St. Ignorant).
Most people from the surrounding towns come to Sault Ste. Marie for social reasons and shopping... though there isn't much to do in the Sault, other than bowling and going to a movie.
The main bars & pubs, as of 2010, are seedy, full of high schoolers, and Canadians
on Saturdays. You always run into the same cast of townies week in and week out.
Twentysomething from Pickford: Hey! Let's go to sault ste. marie because we're all tired of shoveling snow and staring at cows.
Other Twentysomething: Damn. Are we that pathetic to haul ass 15 minutes in the snow for more snow and a bowling alley?