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Old 01-17-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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What's interesting about that map is that Utah shows a strong english background, but that is no surprise for those that understand that the Church of Latter Day saints(aka the Mormons) were started by men from Vermont.
Actually, the large number of people of English ancestry in Utah is due to the immigration of English people in the 19th century.

Many missionaries from England and Wales were established after the American Mormons were established in Utah.

They're not colonist.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Architecturally and culturally I would say any of the six New England states, particularly Massachusetts and Maine.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:56 PM
 
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Actually, the large number of people of English ancestry in Utah is due to the immigration of English people in the 19th century.

Many missionaries from England and Wales were established after the American Mormons were established in Utah.

They're not colonist.
Why couldn't it be due to both, considering that Mormons have roots in New England and Upstate NY?
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Architecturally and culturally I would say any of the six New England states, particularly Massachusetts and Maine.
The culture of Boston and New England is louder and pushier than England. The people of the Pacific Northwest actually are similar in their attitudes and ways. Very literate, somewhat reserved, more worldly.

Also, the climate type for both regions is the same, Marine West Coast. Mild winters with frequent rain, sunny summers.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:38 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I cannot think of any area in America that trully resembles England. Its like we have bits and pieces scattered all over the US. As some people mentioned, the Pacific Northwest has a similar climate, (the Northeast being too cold & snowy and the South being too hot). But England has less forests than the PNW, the land is more open.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:22 AM
 
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: classified
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After I gave it some thought I would say it depends.

For Pikey's states like West Virginia or Eastern Kentucky would probably feel like home to them.

For others New England or the Pacific Northwest would feel like home.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:40 AM
 
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Windsor, CA. Windsor is located about ten miles north of Santa Rosa on the 101. The town was aptly named by the town's founder, who named it after his native Windsor, England, because the area had an uncanny resemblance to his home.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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Why couldn't it be due to both, considering that Mormons have roots in New England and Upstate NY?
The Mormon pioneers who settled in Utah came from Nauvoo, Illinois.

But you're right, I'm sure they are mostly of British descent so we can regroup them into one group.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:20 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Regarding climate: Britain, and western Europe as a whole, is unnaturally warm because of the Gulf Stream. It's hard to match climates.

Regarding trees: The US has far more trees than England because our farmland is sequestered in certain extraordinarily fertile (and flat) states. Up until WW2, much of New England was still agricultural and looked like England, proper. It's not economical to do large scale farming in Massachusetts or Connecticut (as opposed to Iowa) so much of the land has reverted to forest.

Regarding villages: The best place for "village" feel is New England. Why? Because they were built for protection, the same as in England. The houses are clustered in the center and the farms are on the periphery. Once it became safer, people started to "live on the farm" rather than commute from the village. This radically affected American culture (and politics). In the western states, people prize not being able to see their neighbors.
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