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Old 02-11-2011, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I think it easily has to be Ohio. An even population spread throughout the state(unlike Illinois, which is heavily dominated by the Chicago area, and the vast majority of its population lives north of I-80, with a smaller concentration along a line from Danville that goes along I-74 from there all the way northwest to the Quad Cities),
But just because Ohio has an even distribution of population centers doesn't mean that it accurately represents the country. I mean, the U.S. is heavily populated along the eastern third of the country and the western coast, with only sparse population in between (by comparison).
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I would say Ohio or Michigan. Maybe Iowa. Growing up on the East Coast, it always seems that we got discounted as "real Americans." "Real America" means you bowl, cut grass on Saturday, eat apple pie, play baseball in cornfields, and root for Big 10 football teams. You take off your hard hat once the whistle signals "quittin time," pack up your lunch pail and thermos, and head home from the steel plant to relax in front of your television with a hearty dinner of meat and potatoes and a cold bottle of "pop."

The Northeast can't be All-American because there are too many minorities.

The South can't be All-American because there are too many "racists," and if there's one thing America can't and shouldn't be, it's racist.

The West can't be All-American because there are too many liberal elites who hate freedom.

So that leaves the Mountain states, the Plains, and the Midwest. It's a state in one of those regions.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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Kansas?
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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A state needs all of these things to claim the mantle as the quintessential American state.

Baseball



Apple Pie



Steelworkers



Or Lumberjacks

http://www.blueearthcountyfair.org/images/fair%202007/LumberJack13.JPG (broken link)

Scout's Honor



Meat n' Potatos


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Old 02-11-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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I will have to say its either Illinois or Ohio, moreso Illinois because we have the international/global city and the almost identical demographics.

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Old 02-11-2011, 03:53 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Missouri.

It's neither North nor South. It's neither East nor West. It has small towns, large towns and major cities. It has a college town too. It has industry and agriculture. It's where the first segment of Interstate highway was built. It's been home to Walt Disney, Josephine Baker, Bob Barker and John Goodman. No one denomination of Christianity dominates. They make beer there.

"BEER!!!" - Psychostick





Missouri is an All-American state.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I gotta go with Pennsylvania.....it's got big cities, small towns and very rural areas as well. It's topography ranges from flat to moderately mountainous and it's people are definitely a melting pot representating most political "persuasions".
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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I gotta go with Pennsylvania.....it's got big cities, small towns and very rural areas as well. It's topography ranges from flat to moderately mountainous and it's people are definitely a melting pot representating most political "persuasions".
I will agree with this post. Pennsylvania is easily a smaller United States.
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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A state needs all of these things to claim the mantle as the quintessential American state.

Baseball



Apple Pie



Steelworkers



Or Lumberjacks



Scout's Honor



Meat n' Potatos
This has Pennslyvania written all over it lol
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Pennsylvania
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