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Old 03-01-2018, 09:39 PM
 
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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
On the other hand, if you go north to ND, Fort Totten and Devil's Lake are on 281, and they are very definitely Western in feel.

So I guess you'd have to draw a little bit of a diagonal as you go south to north (especially since those roads joggle around a bit.)
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:15 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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On the other hand, if you go north to ND, Fort Totten and Devil's Lake are on 281, and they are very definitely Western in feel.

So I guess you'd have to draw a little bit of a diagonal as you go south to north (especially since those roads joggle around a bit.)
I haven't been to Fort Totten but Devil's Lake seems solidly Modwestern to me.
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Old 03-04-2018, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE
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This is kind of hard to determine as you usually don't reach one city and say, "Oh now I'm definitely in the west instead of the east!" I've driven across Kansas and it was definitely a gradual transition between Salina and Hays. You could just see the tall green grass fade into short brown grass during the drive. Even though I've lived in Nebraska for a while, I haven't been much west of Lincoln. Omaha and Lincoln are for sure Midwestern, but further west is a bit fuzzy. I have a few friends who are originally from the Scottsbluff area, and they have said that it's more like Wyoming than the rest of Nebraska.
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Old 03-04-2018, 03:38 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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The west starts at the continental divide, if the water flows into the Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico then it's not part of the west.

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Old 03-04-2018, 04:52 AM
 
Location: From the Middle East of the USA
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St. Louis. The Arches are there to welcome you to the west.
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:41 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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The west starts at the continental divide, if the water flows into the Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico then it's not part of the west.
That's way too far. Eastern Montana and eastern Wyoming are definitely not Midwestern.

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This is kind of hard to determine as you usually don't reach one city and say, "Oh now I'm definitely in the west instead of the east!" I've driven across Kansas and it was definitely a gradual transition between Salina and Hays. You could just see the tall green grass fade into short brown grass during the drive. Even though I've lived in Nebraska for a while, I haven't been much west of Lincoln. Omaha and Lincoln are for sure Midwestern, but further west is a bit fuzzy. I have a few friends who are originally from the Scottsbluff area, and they have said that it's more like Wyoming than the rest of Nebraska.
It is gradual in most states. Nebraska changes around Ogallala. If you go to South Dakota on Interstate 90 it's sudden. Crossing the Missouri in Chamberlain firmly takes you out West. The same happens in North Dakota on the Fort Berthold Revervation when you cross the Missouri.
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Old 04-13-2018, 04:15 PM
 
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The bar at the Cliff House, San Francisco, CA.
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:33 PM
 
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Took a road trip a few years ago and decided my first day's drive would be to "The West". Headed west out of Minneapolis on US 12, didn't stop until I got to Selby, SD, on the 100th meridian. And yes you can tell you are west when you cross the 100th. That's where the humid, farm encrusted Midwest turns into the dry, ranch-laden West!
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Pueblo CO
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@grega94:
Lovely map and I mostly agree. Best part of your map is that Texas is left completely out of the West. All those FAKE cowboys/girls can start throwing their stetsons, jeans, big belt buckles, and boots into the GULF and/or start donating them to their self-righteous churches most of them attend for a large bonfire...LOL.
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Pueblo CO
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Took a road trip a few years ago and decided my first day's drive would be to "The West". Headed west out of Minneapolis on US 12, didn't stop until I got to Selby, SD, on the 100th meridian. And yes you can tell you are west when you cross the 100th. That's where the humid, farm encrusted Midwest turns into the dry, ranch-laden West!
Good post Ben Around and you validate my earlier one with the sign on the state fair grounds in Huron SD (US14): "Here the West Begins" (google it) which tells about the "air change" between East and West and why I moved back West (never to leave again) AFTER an insufferable Summer in my native St Paul MN with night sweats AND without AC! I have a good heart I guess...haha.
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