Thanks, that was certainly part of the formation (more the stuff before the first freeway, re Huntington et al, but in some ways, it was set up in the 1880's).
On boisterous, that wasn't a knock, I just felt myself interrupting, but was curious re the meaning of the word. I was guessing something like that - I could say, for example, the new yorkation, about the actions of Robert Moses with similar import. (He's been semi revived re repute; I remain primed on Jane Jacobs though I suppose not entirely). But the sociology class might have meant something else, thus my question.