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Old 08-18-2012, 06:29 PM
 
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I feel sorry for southerners. They have yankees, hispanics and asians invading them. No wonder they are scared about losing their local culture.

They created some amazing scenery in places like Charleston, Richmond, Savannah and probably others I can't think of right now.
Louisville, Nashville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, Birmingham, Miami, Tampa, New Orleans, Winston-Salem, Asheville, Memphis, Mobile...well, you get the picture.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:33 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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When you start seeing these....

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Old 08-18-2012, 06:38 PM
 
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:48 PM
 
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When you see a WAFFLE HOUSE every other exit.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: IN
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So let's say you're on a roadtrip from Michigan to Florida, or maybe California to New York, or maybe even Massachusetts to Savannah. Based on only what you can see from the highway (restaurants, gas stations, place names, homes along the highway, etc) how do you know when you're in the cultural south?
A good marker would be Virginia on I-81. You know you are in the Appalachian South when the gas stations advertise the price of gas just as large as they do the price of cigarettes on the big interstate sign.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:45 PM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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I feel sorry for southerners. They have yankees, hispanics and asians invading them. No wonder they are scared about losing their local culture.
Imagine how we feel in places where people don't seem to think we exist. Much of Maryland is fully southern and most of the rest has hints of southerness, but overall the heavily transplanted, populated, and mostly non-southern center of the state dominates the state image so much that people forget the rest of the state is any different. Most conceptions of Maryland seem to be from folks who never left I-95.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Well, the southern line is when you start to see gas stations with their tall signs advertising prices and such.

It depends on what road you're on. On US 301, you see southern characteristics like what was said as far N as Waldorf, MD and until a few years ago, even farther than that.

On 95 it is probably Fredericksburg. You stop seeing the major NE based stores (like Wegmans, who doesn't have a store south of there), and you begin to see more and more Waffle Houses and other Southern chains.

It's very quick though. Within 30-40 miles, you're definitely in the South. Also that's the line for snow. North of there, snow is a nuisance in most places (except in maybe the Washington area). South, a few flakes messes everything up.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:55 PM
 
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As others have noted: religious billboards, swamps, pine trees, more pickup trucks, generally slower drivers, nothing but country music and religious stations on the radio, etc...

Roads in the south will tend to be maintained better as well.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:47 PM
 
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As others have noted: religious billboards, swamps, pine trees, more pickup trucks, generally slower drivers, nothing but country music and religious stations on the radio, etc...

Roads in the south will tend to be maintained better as well.
I agree with all of these with some exceptions of course. For example country music and pickup trucks is also a very Central PA, and really just rural thing, though recently less so.

The road situation is very striking across the Mason-Dixon. You come up through NC, VA, and MD and the roads look fine, but I swear the instant you cross into Pennsylvania or even Delaware the roads just get plain awful in comparison.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:13 PM
 
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I feel sorry for southerners. They have yankees, hispanics and asians invading them. No wonder they are scared about losing their local culture.

They created some amazing scenery in places like Charleston, Richmond, Savannah and probably others I can't think of right now.
I think we'll manage
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