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Old 05-19-2012, 09:51 PM
 
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Where would be some places in the western U.S. that don't feel radical or new-agey or alternative or materialistic, but instead have more traditional all-American culture and values?

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Old 05-20-2012, 07:34 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Bakersfield, California maybe? It's pretty conservative.

Or the LA suburb of Yorba Linda? Nixon was from there and though he was more a moderate I seem to recall it being low in unmarried partner households. It's in Republican-leaning Orange County.

http://www.city-data.com/top2/c10.html

Kennewick, Washington? The following site lists it as being in a "conservative friendly" county.

America’s 100 most conservative-friendly counties: numbers 81-100 | The Daily Caller

Granted traditional and conservative don't always agree. American conservatives is in some ways more like classical liberalism, but I tried to look for some that might fit "Faith and Family" conservatism which is closer to traditionalism.

Some of the highly Vietnamese areas of California might be traditional of a kind of traditional anyway.

If you count "The West" as being the Rockies I think there are several places in Idaho and Utah that are fairly traditional. Although they might be "too Mormon" as I don't know you're feelings there.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:13 AM
 
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Wyoming is the most traditional state I have been to in the west. Very rustic in a lot of areas. I think only Jackson Hole might be considered more new-agey or crunchy, but the rest of the state seems more like old cowboy country to me.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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Boise, Idaho
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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Where would be some places in the western U.S. that don't feel radical or new-agey or alternative or materialistic, but instead have more traditional all-American culture and values?
Utah County, UT, but it is the epicenter of ultra-conservative Mormonism.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:54 PM
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Denver is a typical large city.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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I don't think you could avoid the whole "materialism" thing very easily regardless of where you go. Traditional American culture hasn't disdained materialism for quite a while now. During the Cold War, criticism of materialism was a touch too close to criticism of capitalism itself, and the nation saw much less of it than it did in the prewar era.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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Probably Wyoming, Montana or Western South Dakota.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:25 PM
 
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Oh yeah, I thought the OP was thinking the West Coast maybe. There's like lots of traditional places in the western parts of the Dakotas, Montana, and Wyoming.

One of the most traditionalist places in America is/was Nikolaevsk, Alaska. It's a settlement of Russian Old-Believers. Old Believers reject certain "innovations" the Russian Orthodox Church instituted in the seventeenth century.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Nikolaevsk-Alaska.html

Although it sounds like they've modernized. Here's a French TV deal on them.


Nikolaevsk Alaska French TV 2005 - YouTube

Of course it's not a city, but interesting anyway. Well see you next Sunday!
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:00 PM
 
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Utah for sure.
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