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Old 05-28-2013, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Moore, OKlahoma is not the Midwest. It's the South. Oklahoma is a Southern state in its entirety. And Joplin is on the border of Midwestern and Southern.
Yes, I am aware, and actually I would classify Joplin as full-blown Southern, not even Midwestern at all by any definition other than political boundaries. But often people who aren't from here don't realize this. I just included Moore because it was so recent. I probably should also have said St. Peter or Parkersburg.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Yes, I am aware, and actually I would classify Joplin as full-blown Southern, not even Midwestern at all by any definition other than political boundaries. But often people who aren't from here don't realize this. I just included Moore because it was so recent. I probably should also have said St. Peter or Parkersburg.
My father grew up in Joplin and tells a different story. Joplin isn't full-blown Southern. Culturally and linguistically it is a reflection of both the Midwest and the South. It's very much like Wichita, Springfield, Cape Girardeau, and Evansville.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I've lived in the Midwest for 31 years and I have only seen one tornado with my own eyes and that was from a distance. That was the Northside tornado that hit Minneapolis, it was an F2 that stayed on the ground from the western city limits to the eastern and only killed two people. That is pretty much how tornados go here. There was an F0 in my neighborhood that I didn't even know about until it was on the news, it knocked the roofs off a head shop and a few houses.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:12 PM
 
Location: USA
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Cincinnati is up there for the hilliest city in the entire country. I'd say it's a tossup with San Francisco.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Cincinnati is up there for the hilliest city in the entire country. I'd say it's a tossup with San Francisco.
Williamsport, Pittsburgh, Ithaca, Elmira, Corning, Montpelier, Roanoke, Nashville, Birmingham... the list goes on. :/
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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The upper Ozarks are a part of the Lower Midwest...and also in the transition zone between the Midwest and South.
And that has nothing to do with my post.

I meant that the driftless area is VISUALLY similar. I said nothing about culture.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:44 PM
 
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Alton, Illinois
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:57 AM
 
Location: NJ
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like i said 2 million+ metros
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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like i said 2 million+ metros
Alton is part of the St. Louis metro.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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like i said 2 million+ metros
Eh... You aren't going to find serious hills in a metro that big in the Midwest. Only rolling hills at best. You can find excellent hills around some of the cities, but not in them. If you want hills going straight up out of valleys and such inside a big city (Like LA or Nashville or Pittsburgh, etc.), you gotta look outside of the Midwest.

Then again, you may only be looking for a rather gentle roll.

Correction: Other than Cincinnati. Looks like that's your dream come true.
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