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View Poll Results: What do you think is the heartland?
The Mid-west 40 72.73%
The South 2 3.64%
The Southwest 0 0%
Any rural area 2 3.64%
It's more of an idea than an actual place 11 20.00%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-23-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I would say Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri.

The Midwest.


^^^^^That is the heartland. Good post Clyde81.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:43 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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In Southern Illinois, the radio stations say they are "coming to you from the Heartland." And the television stations use the term also, such as "Heartland News."
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Texas
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In Southern Illinois, the radio stations say they are "coming to you from the Heartland." And the television stations use the term also, such as "Heartland News."

Let's add southern Illinois to the list.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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Exactly I agree! it means nothing!




Yes, it is fly-over territory. Chicago is the only city anybody outside the midwest even remotely cares about.

Like me personally, I couldn't care less about the midwest.
You obviously DO care about the Midwest, or you wouldn't be posting on a thread that's about the Heartland!
My advice to you, wanted or not: stop insulting an entire region of the US, and allow an intelligent discussion to proceed without inserting random biases.
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The Midwest is a beautiful place to enjoy a drive. I have traveled through there a few times and it is relaxing and peaceful in the rural areas. St. Louis is beautiful at night with the arch lit up. I will never forget that.
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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The Midwest (or Heartland) is a very important part of America. It's the nation's breadbasket. It also contains the third-largest city and the largest rail center in the country (Chicago). There are the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, the plains of Kansas, and the great rivers - the Mississippi and the Missouri. St Louis is one of the busiest inland ports in the nation. The Midwest is known as a great place to raise a family. Much of the Heartland is a relatively inexpensive place to live. To me, it's the epitome of America.
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:17 PM
 
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On the tongue of some lying politician.
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:25 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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To my mind, the eastern Midwest (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois) is the 'heart' of the 'heartland' in part because it ties the agricultural breadbasket concept to the historical roots of the country.

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Yes, it is fly-over territory. Chicago is the only city anybody outside the midwest even remotely cares about.

Like me personally, I couldn't care less about the midwest.
How provincial of you. You could hardly have much of an understanding of the world with an attitude like that.

I grew up in New York City and knew a lot of people who thought they understood the world because of it. They didn't know squat outside of a four-square mile area. Granted there was a lot inside that four-square miles, but they knew nothing else. Pretty sad when a person can't see beyond their own nose and have to resort to dismissing everything outside their notice as 'fly-over country'.
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Tennessee
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^^^^^That is the heartland. Good post Clyde81.
Thank you.
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Thank you.

You are welcome sir.
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