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Old 07-15-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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OK. Added a "Midwest Peninsula" in Eastern MO/Western IL.

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Old 07-15-2010, 05:50 PM
 
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If I remember that area is Kansas is the Flint Hills if I am correct? That is a physicaly line that goes North-South from near Oklahoma City up to West of Omaha.
Actually the Flint Hills start in extreme northern Oklahoma north of Tulsa, go north through Kansas, and end before the Nebraska border near Marysville, Kansas. They don't go anywhere near Oklahoma City or Omaha.
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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Hello!

I just graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. The student body at Drake is mostly composed of students from all over the Midwest, with Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Kansas City, and Milwaukee probably having the biggest representation. My roommates were from suburbs of Chicago and the Twin Cities and I am from Overland Park, KS (just outside KC). One day I made comment about being from the Midwest and both of them agreed that Kansas City is not the Midwest. In their mind it was lumped in with St. Louis, Nashville, and Memphis and they considered that to be the South. In their minds, the Midwest was composed of the states that touch the Great Lakes from Ohio to Minnesota in addition to Iowa. I had always thought of Kansas as being as Midwestern as Midwestern gets in most people's eyes because of its prominent role in "The Wizard of Oz."

I guess my question is do you consider Kansas City Midwestern, Southern, or Western? Where does the Midwest stop and start to you? My little "argument" with my roommates really just got me thinking about my metro area from a non-local perspective.
Yes KC is midwest... culturally and officially it is midwest. It is part of the recognized midwest region, it is not in the south and the only regions of MO that would have even the slightest relationship with the south are the very southern regions. STL as well is midwest.

Whoever you were talking to is just ignorant of KC... especially since they considered it south (the more common mistake is to consider KC part of the plains states, even though the great plains don't even come in until the western side of KS and KC itself is hilly with bluffs and far from flat).
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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KC isn't Great Plains?!?! I'm pretty sure it is.
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: IN
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KC is the edge of the Midwest, edge of the Great Plains, and close to the edge of the Ozarks. KC is certainly not a Midwest core city, but a bit closer to the periphery.
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:16 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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KC is the edge of the Midwest, edge of the Great Plains, and close to the edge of the Ozarks. KC is certainly not a Midwest core city, but a bit closer to the periphery.
I think that is a great description of KC. Well done.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Wilsonville, OR
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One thing I've never understood is why Ohio is considered to be part of the "Midwest"... I mean, come on, its capital, Columbus, is nearly due north of Atlanta. If anything, it could be considered "Mid-east", geographically.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:34 AM
 
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One thing I've never understood is why Ohio is considered to be part of the "Midwest"... I mean, come on, its capital, Columbus, is nearly due north of Atlanta. If anything, it could be considered "Mid-east", geographically.
Good question...being from Ohio originally, I often ask this of my east coast friends; to which they're surprised to see on the map that Ohio (in particular Cleveland) is very much geographically in the east.

I guess it just could be perception and old relic definitions...that's the best I can come up with, at least.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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KC is the edge of the Midwest, edge of the Great Plains, and close to the edge of the Ozarks. KC is certainly not a Midwest core city, but a bit closer to the periphery.
I think that is a good description of most of Missouri in being a periphery of any region. It tends to be quite different from anyone in the core of any region due to being adjacent to other areas as well as some traits that are specific to the area that don't fit in anywhere due to being too different from either region.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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KC is the edge of the Midwest, edge of the Great Plains, and close to the edge of the Ozarks. KC is certainly not a Midwest core city, but a bit closer to the periphery.
Same with Omaha-Lincoln.. We are close to the edge of the Great Plains, but not in the Great plains.

The Great Plains begin just west of Lincoln. The city of Seward is in the Great Plains and is in the Lincoln MSA.
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