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Old 07-26-2010, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I was at a Chicago White Sox game last year in Chicago, and we struck up a convo with some guys seated near us, I knew before I even spoke a word to them that they were Minnnesotans, you could just tell. Then, about 20 mintues into the conversation they confirmed that they were from the Twin Cities.
Were they 50 pounds over weight and wearing flannel? That is how I tell.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:49 PM
 
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I really think the Great Plains is its own region. It is really such a unique region of country being so barren yet in an odd way beautiful. The agriculture is really different from the core of the midwest and ranching also takes on more importance. Plus energy also becomes a major part of what is economically important.

It is really weird driving west from Fargo in the winter where it is -10 and there is three feet of snow on the ground and after 200-300 miles the snow is much more sparse and the temps can swing wildly.

Here is a solid map that outlines the Great Plains region.
You make some good points, but I gotta disagree. Yes, it is a geographical/topographical region in many ways, but (IMO) it fails the test of being a true region in the historical and cultural sense. I mean, I can't see where any part of Texas has that much in common with any part of the Dakotas or Montana. It is really kind of a stretch to put the former in with any part of Colorado or Nebraska. Again, just my own take on it.
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