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Old 03-01-2018, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Pueblo CO
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I know it's blasphemy to say this in Iowa, but I think the eastern two thirds of Nebraska are nearly identical to Iowa in terms of landscape and culture.
No "blasphemy"....I agree. Lots of interesting comments here mostly based upon how the country grew up Westward. Cinerama's last production of "How the West Was Won" could encapsulate all of them IMO.

Omaha West?: not even. I made a HUGE mistake moving back to Minnesota 2yrs ago and when I said to the Ryder guy when I turned my truck in: "that my native city of St Paul used to call Minneapolis Sin City or the LA of the Midwest" he scoffed at me and said "not even (at least NOT now haha)...it's another Omaha." It was so hot and humid that Summer (I must have a good heart?) I moved again to Scottsbluff NE for the dry air (not really...it's pretty lush in Scottsbluff). I stayed just 1 year in the NE panhandle town of 15K with a retiree population of 30%. When the residents there who were familiar with me asked my why after 1 year?: "I don't want to DIE here." I mean the wagon trains just STOPPED at "Scottsbluff National Monument" and then moved further Westward for those WHO still had their health and sense of adventure like me. Thank goodness for that!!
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:10 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Along and west of U.S. 83.
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Old 03-01-2018, 11:03 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I used to live in Des Moines. It felt culturally Midwestern. Once you get to say, Omaha, it feels more plains/rural/cowboy-ish than Midwestern IMO.
Compared to Denver, Omaha is very midwestern. Want some examples? More churches so presumably more church-going, DH's family notwithstanding. Lots of people with family there, many people in the Denver area have no family close-by. And there's this midwestern "je ne sais quoi", as the French say.
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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I know it's blasphemy to say this in Iowa, but I think the eastern two thirds of Nebraska are nearly identical to Iowa in terms of landscape and culture.
It's not blasphemy, it's the truth. The Western third of Nebraska is part of that line where the West begins.
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Old 03-01-2018, 03:43 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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It's not blasphemy, it's the truth. The Western third of Nebraska is part of that line where the West begins.
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No "blasphemy"....I agree. Lots of interesting comments here mostly based upon how the country grew up Westward. Cinerama's last production of "How the West Was Won" could encapsulate all of them IMO.

Omaha West?: not even. I made a HUGE mistake moving back to Minnesota 2yrs ago and when I said to the Ryder guy when I turned my truck in: "that my native city of St Paul used to call Minneapolis Sin City or the LA of the Midwest" he scoffed at me and said "not even (at least NOT now haha)...it's another Omaha." It was so hot and humid that Summer (I must have a good heart?) I moved again to Scottsbluff NE for the dry air (not really...it's pretty lush in Scottsbluff). I stayed just 1 year in the NE panhandle town of 15K with a retiree population of 30%. When the residents there who were familiar with me asked my why after 1 year?: "I don't want to DIE here." I mean the wagon trains just STOPPED at "Scottsbluff National Monument" and then moved further Westward for those WHO still had their health and sense of adventure like me. Thank goodness for that!!
I say blasphemy in jest. So many people I know in Iowa talk like all of Nebraska looks like the western third. It's because most consider going to Des Moines a vacation and so never leave their boundary and probably don't even know what it looks like. Please note these are just people I know.
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Old 03-01-2018, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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Anything west of 100 W longitude is where it starts.
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Old 03-01-2018, 04:55 PM
 
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Along and west of U.S. 83.
Agree, though you might inch it further east a little to 183 or as far as 81/281.
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Along and west of U.S. 83.
That's what I said in this post at least a year ago
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Agree, though you might inch it further east a little to 183 or as far as 81/281.
I think 281 is too far east, especially in Texas, as San Antonio is still humid, but by Junction, it starts to get noticeably drier
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Old 03-01-2018, 06:51 PM
 
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I used to live in Des Moines. It felt culturally Midwestern. Once you get to say, Omaha, it feels more plains/rural/cowboy-ish than Midwestern IMO.
I canít tell a cultural difference between Des Moines and Omaha. They seem like sister cities to me, like baby KCs.
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