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Old 04-05-2012, 08:19 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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I never did understand why people think MO and OK are flat....all one has to do is look at a topographical map.
Folks that do that must be doing a drive by on interstates, ugh.
Even then most interstates in Missouri aren't flat . Idk about Oklahoma though.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:46 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Even then most interstates in Missouri aren't flat . Idk about Oklahoma though.
Nah, for Oklahoma we definitely want to keep perpetuating the treeless, dry, and flat Grapes of Wrath myth!

It will keep all the Yankee transplants out.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Even then most interstates in Missouri aren't flat . Idk about Oklahoma though.
Think I70.

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Nah, for Oklahoma we definitely want to keep perpetuating the treeless, dry, and flat Grapes of Wrath myth!

It will keep all the Yankee transplants out.
That goes for MO as well.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: plano
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I never did understand why people think MO and OK are flat....all one has to do is look at a topographical map.
Folks that do that must be doing a drive by on interstates, ugh.
I wonder how many cant even find Ok or Missouri on the map? Ok's shape should make it easy on them but that assumes they know the shape of the state and one shouldnt assume
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Think I70.


That goes for MO as well.
I've only driven on I-70 one time and that was between Columbia and St. Louis. I remembered it being somewhat flat but I didn't know if the whole interstate was like that or not.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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I never did understand why people think MO and OK are flat....all one has to do is look at a topographical map.
Folks that do that must be doing a drive by on interstates, ugh.
I wouldn't say that exactly...driving on I-44 and I-40 gave me the exact description of Oklahoma you've given. I think people who say Oklahoma is flat either have never been to the mountainous parts, live in much more mountainous areas, or just ignorantly take the stereotypes as true and leave it at that.

Probably the most common reason i'd say people say these states are flat is because Oklahoma is in the Great Plains and Missouri is in the Midwest, both of which are stereotyped as all-flat regions, even though that's far from true.

Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and the Nebraska along the Missouri River are not flat. In fact, the eastern half of Ohio is extremely hilly, in some cases almost mountainous. Driving along I-71 between Columbus and Cleveland confirms this. Even Illinois is not 100% flat. Now, certain parts of these states are flat as a pancake.

And Oklahoma outside of the mountainous areas is quite flat.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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topographically, both states are essentially the same and not has flat has most people think.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I've only driven on I-70 one time and that was between Columbia and St. Louis. I remembered it being somewhat flat but I didn't know if the whole interstate was like that or not.
Its the same thing, all the way from STL to KC.
Very gently rolling hills.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I wouldn't say that exactly...driving on I-44 and I-40 gave me the exact description of Oklahoma you've given. I think people who say Oklahoma is flat either have never been to the mountainous parts, live in much more mountainous areas, or just ignorantly take the stereotypes as true and leave it at that.

Probably the most common reason i'd say people say these states are flat is because Oklahoma is in the Great Plains and Missouri is in the Midwest, both of which are stereotyped as all-flat regions, even though that's far from true.

Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and the Nebraska along the Missouri River are not flat. In fact, the eastern half of Ohio is extremely hilly, in some cases almost mountainous. Driving along I-71 between Columbus and Cleveland confirms this. Even Illinois is not 100% flat. Now, certain parts of these states are flat as a pancake.

And Oklahoma outside of the mountainous areas is quite flat.
That wasnt me.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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I wouldn't say that exactly...driving on I-44 and I-40 gave me the exact description of Oklahoma you've given. I think people who say Oklahoma is flat either have never been to the mountainous parts, live in much more mountainous areas, or just ignorantly take the stereotypes as true and leave it at that.

Probably the most common reason i'd say people say these states are flat is because Oklahoma is in the Great Plains and Missouri is in the Midwest, both of which are stereotyped as all-flat regions, even though that's far from true.

Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and the Nebraska along the Missouri River are not flat. In fact, the eastern half of Ohio is extremely hilly, in some cases almost mountainous. Driving along I-71 between Columbus and Cleveland confirms this. Even Illinois is not 100% flat. Now, certain parts of these states are flat as a pancake.

And Oklahoma outside of the mountainous areas is quite flat.
Define irony: The flattest part of Missouri is the part of Missouri that's not considered to be part of the Midwest .
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