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View Poll Results: What western state feels furthest east?
Colorado 22 41.51%
Wyoming 0 0%
Montana 2 3.77%
New Mexico 1 1.89%
Utah 2 3.77%
Other 26 49.06%
Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-09-2012, 12:12 AM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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I would say Colorado for sure is the most 'eastern' feeling, as they have Waffle Houses there and it's physically the furthest east. Then I'd say Montana and Utah, Montana because it has a lot of wheat farming and Utah because it has a very extroverted and religious society which makes it more similar to the Midwest and South.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Arizona has Waffle Houses, not sure why that's so "Eastern", and just because Colorado's physically the most eastern doesn't equate with eastern feel.

If Montana feels Eastern than what is Western. Wheat is a Northern crop, East or West.

Utah's Mormonism is as a part of the West as Rocky Mountains and the Pacific. They settled many towns and cities throughout the Mountain West and are a big part of the history of many counties throughout the 4 corner states, and Idaho, Wyoming, maybe Montana.

I'd nominate the Pacific Northwest, the west side of the Cascades as having the most Eastern feel. The people there are a lot like New Englanders, racially and culturally. The oldest neighborhoods in Portland and Seattle have many old houses that look very Eastern, definitely not common in the West.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Hahaha Waffle Houses.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:29 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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states? well, that one i don't know about. cities? well, that's a whole different question. San Francisco feels like a city in the New England/Middle Atlantic/Great Lakes region like no other city beyond the northeast quadrant of the nation.
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:21 PM
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Right.
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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Well, define eastern. Tell us what we're looking for here.

The east has a different built environment, climate, and scenery compared to the west.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Why is the poll limited to Interior Western States when they feel the least Eastern? West Coast metros are the only comparable ones to the East (San Francisco, Portland, & Seattle mainly). Of the ones in the poll I guess Colorado solely based on Denver.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Washington
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:25 PM
 
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Arizona. They got Waffle House, too.
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