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Old 01-20-2017, 08:13 PM
 
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1.5mm west of the St. Louis arch is the west. If you're directly in line or under the arch then you're in a portal which can take you to anywhere in the universe, except the mid-western universe which is portal flyover.
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Old 01-22-2017, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I see I haven't posted yet, but US 83 is the dividing line
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Old 01-23-2017, 09:04 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I see I haven't posted yet, but US 83 is the dividing line
As a convenient, rough mark, I would basically agree.
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Old 01-23-2017, 11:07 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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The West starts at the West Coast and moves eastward.
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Old 01-23-2017, 11:25 AM
 
Location: 352
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The Great Plains.
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Old 01-23-2017, 12:55 PM
 
Location: The Windy City
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I'm from NC, so this is from a Southeastern perspective. For me, the West begins when you hit Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico (or maybe even parts of Western TX). Actually, some people from NC even consider Texas "out west". I need to see mountains or desert for it to be "out west".

Funny enough, some people in NC will say "they moved out west" when referring to someone who moved west of the Mississippi river.
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Old 01-23-2017, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Arlington, TX
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I wonder how much your view of where the west begins is influenced by where you're from and/or where you've traveled to. For example, I grew up in Texas and currently live near Fort Worth where one of mottos is "Where the West Begins." The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is occurring right now and Friday my kids' entire school is getting out early to go to the rodeo. It's also Western wear day and almost all of the kids come to school dressed as cowboys and cowgirls. A lot of posters who haven't been here have put Fort Worth in the South which would baffle most residents.

I think the discussion has been muddied because a definition of "West" has not been agreed upon. Some posters are using climate, some geography, some ecosystem, and others, like me, are using culture. The conclusion is bound to vary based on your criteria.
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I was in the South Dakota Badlands this fall. Took some pictures. Would you call this the Midwest or the West:

Badlands by Andrew Smith, on Flickr
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:26 PM
 
Location: The Windy City
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I was in the South Dakota Badlands this fall. Took some pictures. Would you call this the Midwest or the West:

Badlands by Andrew Smith, on Flickr
As a North Carolinian, that looks more like the West to me. I'd say that half of SD feels Midwestern, while the other half feels more Western.
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:26 PM
 
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Very nice. That's quintessential mid-northern upper eastern west gateway to deep western upper mid-west.
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