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Old 09-06-2017, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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This isn't scientific by any means, but I always considered the West to start at Amarillo (on I-40 that is). Once I saw those big cowboy boots by the highway and all the ranches, I knew I had made it to the West.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, California
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New Mexico.
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Old 09-07-2017, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Pueblo CO
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Google "The West Begins Here". It's called a "wayfarer marker" found on the state fair grounds in Huron SD. It looks like a 'historical marker" you find in many states as you travel their roads. What the marker in Huron states makes perfect sense to me especially if you grew up EAST of that marker as I did. Please check it out to resolve many of the questions on this very interesting forum thread.
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Google "The West Begins Here". It's called a "wayfarer marker" found on the state fair grounds in Huron SD. It looks like a 'historical marker" you find in many states as you travel their roads. What the marker in Huron states makes perfect sense to me especially if you grew up EAST of that marker as I did. Please check it out to resolve many of the questions on this very interesting forum thread.

is this a metal sign or paper/flimsy cardboard?
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:59 PM
 
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I thought it began at that big arch in St Louis.

Then again in Texas isn't there something like Dallas is the furthest west city in the Southeast and Ft Worth is the furthest West city in the Southwest.
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:33 PM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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All of us? All at once?
We're going to have to rent a very large tour bus!
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:34 PM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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Everything west of the Appalachians is west.
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Pueblo CO
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is this a metal sign or paper/flimsy cardboard?
I think I described it pretty well. I guess U haven't done much road travel in this country? If you want to exhume it from the SD state fairgrounds maybe there might be a few state cops ready to throw you in jail...it's a mean Red state? LOL

Last edited by tommyp1; 09-08-2017 at 04:41 AM.. Reason: misspelling
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I think I described it pretty well. I guess U haven't done much road travel in this country? If you want to exhume it from the SD state fairgrounds maybe there might be a few state cops ready to throw you in jail...it's a mean Red state? LOL

so cardboard it is
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:55 PM
 
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Everything west of the Appalachians is west.
Everything east of the Rockies is east
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