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Old 04-09-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Interstates were built along the path of least resistence where possible. Several years ago somebody on another forum, SSP, gave an outstanding online photo tour of the geography of Nebraska and it's amazing how beautiful that state is once you get off I-80 and outside of the Platte River Valley. I wish that thread were still up and wish all of us had one for every state to enjoy and reference. It was that good.
This is very true. Moreover, even when the Interstates are built through hilly terrain, they often use fill to ease the grades or cuts through the hillside. This sometimes makes the hills seem less dramatic.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:21 PM
 
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This is very true. Moreover, even when the Interstates are built through hilly terrain, they often use fill to ease the grades or cuts through the hillside. This sometimes makes the hills seem less dramatic.
You see this a lot in MO on I-55, South of St. Louis. Even then, it's still a very hilly drive. It's scary to drive at night, for me at least
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Is that supposed to be some kind of offensive remark? Because if it is, I'm offended.
I guess that depends on what your definition of "is" is.

All I am saying is that I-40 west isn't table top flat. The hills aren't large but they are there. However, it seems flatter than it really is because it is so wide open. I can promise you however, if you get on a bicycle and try parts this area............you'll be glad when you hit some of the flat parts.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Define irony: The flattest part of Missouri is the part of Missouri that's not considered to be part of the Midwest .
How about this...what is currently probably the most boring area of the state (in terms of lack of interesting landforms) is one of the more historically diverse, interesting areas in the region. I'm referring to the Bootheel, of course.

Google Little River Drainage, New Madrid Fault, Swampeast Missouri, etc. this area sure doesn't look like it did even 100 years ago.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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How about this...what is currently probably the most boring area of the state (in terms of lack of interesting landforms) is one of the more historically diverse, interesting areas in the region. I'm referring to the Bootheel, of course.

Google Little River Drainage, New Madrid Fault, Swampeast Missouri, etc. this area sure doesn't look like it did even 100 years ago.
I love the Bootheel. Honestly it's my favorite part of the state because of the fact that it is so laid back and lots of good fishing. And it has always felt like home to me. (Even though I'm from the Cape area I consider the Bootheel to be the home part of the state for me). Totally agree with you on the history.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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You see this a lot in MO on I-55, South of St. Louis. Even then, it's still a very hilly drive. It's scary to drive at night, for me at least
I wish I had a dollar for every time I have made that drive.
Never even occurred to to me that it might be scary for some folks.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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How about this...what is currently probably the most boring area of the state (in terms of lack of interesting landforms) is one of the more historically diverse, interesting areas in the region. I'm referring to the Bootheel, of course.

Google Little River Drainage, New Madrid Fault, Swampeast Missouri, etc. this area sure doesn't look like it did even 100 years ago.
Get off the main roads, and you would be surprised at how much it actually does look like it did originally.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:21 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Get off the main roads, and you would be surprised at how much it actually does look like it did originally.
That's why I love Duck Creek, Otter Slough and 10 Mile Pond. It does look like the old Bootheel and I love it.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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That's why I love Duck Creek, Otter Slough and 10 Mile Pond. It does look like the old Bootheel and I love it.
Exactly!
I would add the whole Mingo area to that list.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:26 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Exactly!
I would add the whole Mingo area to that list.
True. I call the whole area Duck Creek but I guess I should be more clear. Some of the best fishin in Southeast Missouri
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