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Old 11-25-2013, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I came across this post in the New Mexico Forum, which got me thinking:

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To the outside world, I believe most people lump in Arizona with New Mexico as its southwestern counterpart. No different than South with North Dakota, New Jersey with New York, or Oregon with Washington. However, based on cultural elements of the state I believe New Mexico's identity, albeit quite unique, is best aligned with neighboring Colorado.
What state does the outside world assume your sister state is, and how does that assumption compare to reality? What state, actually, is most similar to your own?
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Here was my response to Santafe400:

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I'd like to hear more about why you think this. I'm a native Arizonan (lived there 18 years), but New Mexico and Colorado (with the exception of Denver's airport) are a couple of the few states that I've never visited. So, I'd be interested in hearing your opinion on how my home state compares to New Mexico and Colorado.

I can say that from my experience, Arizonans never think about New Mexico; our gaze is set to the west. Though we Arizonans all secretly wish we were Californians, I feel that we identify most with Nevada as being our sister state.

Perhaps the fact that we're in the Pacific Time Zone half the year could play a role.
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Here
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I never thought of Illinois as having a sister state, but I'd say Indiana, since Wisconsin is probably already hooked up with Minnesota.
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:00 AM
 
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Good topic, as this subject has been discussed several times but I don't think it's ever had its own thread.

Most people would lump the Carolinas together, and that's reasonable since they have a shared history and are tied together in several ways. However, on the whole, NC shares more similarities with VA and SC shares more similarities with GA/AL. And people tend to pair up MS and AL when AL is more like GA/SC and MS is probably more like LA.

I always tend to lump OR and WA together, as well as VT and NH. For you PNW'ers and New Englanders, is that valid?
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:13 AM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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I always tend to lump OR and WA together, as well as VT and NH. For you PNW'ers and New Englanders, is that valid?
Sort of. There is a modicum of animosity between WA and OR (mainly between Seattle and Portland), but the regional similarities outweigh any of the differences. I don't know if I'd go so far as to say we're "sister" states, but I think it's safe to say that we're both proud to claim the Pacific Northwest as our shared region.
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I never thought of Illinois as having a sister state, but I'd say Indiana, since Wisconsin is probably already hooked up with Minnesota.
I feel like Chicago secretly wants to hook up with Wisconsin, and the rest of Illinois is a virtual twin to Indiana. For whatever that's worth.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Washington + Oregon

North Dakota + South Dakota

Minnesota + Wisconsin

Nebraska + Kansas (Why aren't they sharing a interstate?)

Oklahoma + Arkansas

Louisiana + Mississippi

Alabama + Georgia

Kentucky + Tennessee

Illinois + Indiana

Ohio + Pennsylvania

New Jersey + New York

Vermont + New Hampshire
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:47 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Good topic, as this subject has been discussed several times but I don't think it's ever had its own thread.

Most people would lump the Carolinas together, and that's reasonable since they have a shared history and are tied together in several ways. However, on the whole, NC shares more similarities with VA and SC shares more similarities with GA/AL. And people tend to pair up MS and AL when AL is more like GA/SC and MS is probably more like LA.

I always tend to lump OR and WA together, as well as VT and NH. For you PNW'ers and New Englanders, is that valid?
That is true.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:48 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Washington + Oregon

North Dakota + South Dakota

Minnesota + Wisconsin

Nebraska + Kansas (Why aren't they sharing a interstate?)

Oklahoma + Arkansas

Louisiana + Mississippi

Alabama + Georgia

Kentucky + Tennessee

Illinois + Indiana

Ohio + Pennsylvania

New Jersey + New York

Vermont + New Hampshire
Yes Sir.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Washington + Oregon

North Dakota + South Dakota

Minnesota + Wisconsin

Nebraska + Kansas (Why aren't they sharing a interstate?)

Oklahoma + Arkansas

Louisiana + Mississippi

Alabama + Georgia

Kentucky + Tennessee

Illinois + Indiana

Ohio + Pennsylvania

New Jersey + New York

Vermont + New Hampshire
More like Ohio + Michigan though I would put Pennsylvania second.

Believe it or not, most Montanans feel more connected to Alaska than any of it's neighboring states. At least those of us in Western Montana do. Eastern Montanans may feel differently.
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