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Old 07-25-2014, 03:07 PM
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
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Originally Posted by cheese plate View Post
New Mexico is obviously heavily influenced by Mexico, come on! Compare Mexico's influence on New Mexico vs any sort of foreign influence on (say) Kansas or West Virginia. Border states are not the answer here.

Reservations are not states. They certainly have a different (one might even call them foreign in their own right - see: Navajo NATION) culture and less foreign influence than any state, but this is most reservations regardless of where in the country they are.
No, one would not say foreign. What part of NATIVE American is not understood?

Again, New Mexico has a unique Hispanic identity, and its own cuisine - it isn't Mexican food nor Mexican culture. Not anymore than American culture is Canadian culture just because they both had British settlers/colonizers. If you want to see Mexican influence go to San Diego, Tucson, the border town of Texas (El Paso, Laredo etc).

Either way, Wyoming should be number one on anyone's list. It has the least human influence period, not to mention foreign (which is limited to one area of the state, and that's just tourism at Yellowstone.)
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:22 PM
Location: StlNoco Mo
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MISSOURI (Only because some Hooligan replaced our " WELCOME TO MISSOURI " signs with ones that read " GET OUTTA HERE " )
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:51 PM
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I'm going with West Virginia. Many states (Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, etc) have parts or sections that are comprised mostly of poor whites living in rural, isolated areas, but that's pretty much ALL there is to West Virginia, with the possible exception of Morgantown, which is a college town and somewhat cosmopolitan (by WV standards at least).
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:56 PM
Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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I think I would go with West Virginia. Most people in that state are independent thinkers.
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