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View Poll Results: Are Pittsburgh, Erie, and Buffalo Northeastern or Midwestern?
Northeastern 42 50.60%
Midwestern 10 12.05%
Mixed 31 37.35%
Voters: 83. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:24 PM
 
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More accurately, using your metric, the Mid West is philosophically like Pittsburgh as it predates most Mid Western cities.

This whole subject is goofy.
Guess that word 'philosophically' is a stumper?
Do you think Ft. Lauderdale is southern?
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:36 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Guess that word 'philosophically' is a stumper?
Do you think Ft. Lauderdale is southern?

Cute smiley.

My philosophy is that people who start and then argue in threads like this are morons and should have been out down at birth.


Yeah, Topeka and Pittsburgh are a lot alike. Sarcasm intended.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:15 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Cute smiley.

My philosophy is that people who start and then argue in threads like this are morons and should have been out down at birth.


Yeah, Topeka and Pittsburgh are a lot alike. Sarcasm intended.
Not as much as Pittsburgh and Omaha. (Seriously) But so what? Pittsburgh was there first.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:32 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Here's the most restrictive official definition of the Northeast:



Are Pittsburgh and Buffalo on the map? If so, then they're Northeastern.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I don't know about Pittsburgh, but Buffalo and Erie are both situated on one or more of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes is a region you know. In fact, it's the most heavily urbanized region in America after the Northeast Bos-Wash corridor. So many people think that once you are west of the Northeast, you are automatically in the Mid-West. People just seem to ignore those massive inland seas and all the large cities on them and the the unique culture of the region
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:37 AM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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I am not familiar with Erie or Buffalo, but I now travel to Columbus, OH frequently for my job (promotion!!) and my home base is out of Pittsburgh.

Although roughly 3 hours from each other, both cities are very different. The people, landscape, accent, layout...it's all different. Columbus is clearly midwestern. Pittsburgh may have a slight midwestern influence, but the overall feel of the area leans northeastern with a strong influence from Appalachia. Columbus sits on the fringe of Appalachian Ohio, but Columbus is not an Appalachian city.

When I drive back east to Pennsylvania on I-70, I start feeling like I getting closer to home when I hit the Cambridge, OH exits. The familiar hills and ridges dot the landscape. The area just east of Wheeling, WV is rugged and steep...the way I like it! Once I hit the PA border, I know the midwest is long gone in my rear view mirror.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Here's the most restrictive official definition of the Northeast:



Are Pittsburgh and Buffalo on the map? If so, then they're Northeastern.
IMO, this map should include Maryland and Delaware on it.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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IMO, this map should include Maryland and Delaware on it.
What's funny about it is that cities like Wilmington, DE and Baltimore, MD are more Northeastern in culture than cities like Pittsburgh and Buffalo are and yet the Census excludes those cities.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:55 PM
 
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What's funny about it is that cities like Wilmington, DE and Baltimore, MD are more Northeastern in culture than cities like Pittsburgh and Buffalo are and yet the Census excludes those cities.
There is a difference between "east coast" am interior North Eastern areas. I know that it may be hard to grasp that large regional areas such as the North East have different regions inside of them.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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There is a difference between "east coast" am interior North Eastern areas. I know that it may be hard to grasp that large regional areas such as the North East have different regions inside of them.
The east coast is a very broad region that should never be lump together as having similar culture. Remember the east coast is everything from Maine to Florida.
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