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Old 09-24-2012, 09:42 PM
 
Location: San Francisco/East Bay and Los Angeles, formerly DC and Boston
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if your local time is closer to New York's than to L.A.'s, you're not in the West

if you can drive 10 minutes and see a mountain, you're not in the Midwest
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:22 PM
 
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I think this is the best breakdown of the regions...



I call the west north central region the plains and east north central the great lakes states. I add Minnesota to the great lakes states since it borders lake superior.
A very great map. But there are sub-regions in these states, and transition zones between other regions.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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Doesn't The West begin at about Divisadero Street?
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Suburbs of Cleveland
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I fell that it starts in the Great Plains states, on north Dakota's welcome sign it even says "Where the west begins"
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:38 PM
 
Location: IN
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So Rapid City, SD is in the West?
Yes without a doubt.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:26 PM
 
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I recently saw a map where parts of Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado were excluded from the West.

In your opinion, where does the West begin? Are Denver and Cheyenne western cities? Or does the West not begin until Salt Lake City or Phoenix?
No, the map is wrong IMO. The West goes all the way out to that line formed by New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.

It could be argued that pieces of Colorado and Montana could be somewhat Midwestern, but why split hairs?

I think that too much of Texas, even with Rick Perry in cowboy boots, is NOT Western, so it shouldn't be considered in the mix.

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Old 09-26-2012, 09:27 PM
 
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So Rapid City, SD is in the West?
Rapid City is definitely the west.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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Rapid City is definitely the west.
Yep.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:38 PM
 
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if your local time is closer to New York's than to L.A.'s, you're not in the West

if you can drive 10 minutes and see a mountain, you're not in the Midwest
I have a hard time believing this. Have you ever been to the Badlands of South or North Dakota, its about an hour to the black hills in SD and Idk how far in ND, but those feel more western to me. Same with the Sandhills of Nebraska and with the Panhandle. They always felt more western to me. Anywhere where you see more cowboy hats than John Deere and Seed Corn caps, you are in the west, at least in the northern plains states.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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I have a hard time believing this. Have you ever been to the Badlands of South or North Dakota, its about an hour to the black hills in SD and Idk how far in ND, but those feel more western to me. Same with the Sandhills of Nebraska and with the Panhandle. They always felt more western to me. Anywhere where you see more cowboy hats than John Deere and Seed Corn caps, you are in the west, at least in the northern plains states.
Pretty much.
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