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Old 06-21-2012, 12:56 AM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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What are some parts of America that feel truly decades behind 2012, both in physical appearance of the signage/architecture and the attitudes of the people?
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:03 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Some parts of Kentucky, but I'm not complaining (:
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:40 AM
 
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Amish areas in Pennsylvania and the Ultra-Orthodox/Hassidic Jewish community in Brooklyn.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:11 AM
 
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Detroit never cam out of the 1960s/1970s.

Sad for a supposed major city, but true.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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Sounds like a good thing, being stuck in the 70's.....

Better more freindly people, much less crime everywhere (except a handful of big cities), no soulless cell phone/ ipod worshippers, better economy, much bigger middle class, much higher quality of life etc. etc.

If you can find me a good 'stuck in the 70's or 80's place PLEASE let me know where
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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What are some parts of America that feel truly decades behind 2012, both in physical appearance of the signage/architecture and the attitudes of the people?
Mansfield, OH
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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Detroit never cam out of the 1960s/1970s.

Sad for a supposed major city, but true.
I saw some street view images and it appears most of the infrastructure is from that time period, right down to most buildings and yellow plate stoplights.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:07 PM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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The land of my childhood, Casey County, Kentucky. (that's located 65 miles southwest of Lexington). There are lots of Amish there, the joke is that CC is the only place where the Amish are ahead of the times

The storm water capabilities in CC are too small for even a modest sized chain grocery store to locate there (like a Kroger). There are only 2 chain restaurants in the entire county (McDonald's and Pizza Hut). Half of gas stations still don't have Pay at the Pump for debit cards. Go in the gas station and you can still buy casette tapes of 1980's hair bands!! It's also a Prohibition county, no legal alcohol sales anywhere!
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:45 PM
 
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Middletown, Ohio.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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California. We have the same governor we had in 1975.
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