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Old 01-13-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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IMO, the middle of nowhere should be defined as an area where you can see for quite a ways away, the landscape is flat, there are few trees, and farming doesn't economically make sense. Western Oklahoma fits all of these categories, as does Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado. North Dakota I would also say can fit into the middle of nowhere, as can a lot of rural Texas.

I guess you don't like bread because the states you mentioned are where probably 75 percent of the US wheat crop is located.
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:10 AM
 
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Sitting on a sailboat with no land in sight.

Standing on a dune in the desert with no people, buildings or, power lines in sight.

Downtown San Francisco early on a summer Sunday morning. It's deserted and silent.

Any place that is quiet is in the middle of nowhere and that's sometimes the best place to be. At least until you want a pizza.
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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My town has 300 occupants. 200 of them are moose.

No garbage pickup provided, you must hire an independent.

No sewer, no water. Not a bad thing, only I wonder why I have to shell out $1,600./yr. to the town for all I don't get...

12 miles to the nearest civilized town, if you can call it that.

The 12 mile trek to the mini-sized WalMart always proves to be discouraging; because of the down-sized location that the town's municipal councel allowed them, they never stock what I drove the 12 miles for to get.

Same goes for the Home Depot in that town. It's referred to by the very employees that work there as a "Home Depot 'Light'"...again, the town wouldn't go for a full sized version. I once went there at 8:30 p.m. in the winter to get some plumbing parts I desperately needed to repair a freeze-up, and they said they were closed for an employee meeting....at 8:30 p.m. on a week night, with me with my water shut off because of the freeze-up. I gotta get out of here....
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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I think the middle of nowhere officially begins when you enter Newfoundland.
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:14 PM
 
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wahkon mn! but i loved growing up there! when i lived there, there was 200 people in that town and it was 1 1/2 hours to get to a walmart! lol
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Ogle County, Illinois
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hmm. The plain states, excluding Texas. Maybe the Mohave Desert in Cali/Arizona/Utah/Nevada... or possibly the cornfields of the Midwest!
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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A mall parking lot
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:30 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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A mall parking lot
Sheesh which mall do you go to?
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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"The middle of nowhere" to me means that the population density of the county that the town is located in is under 6 people per square mile. In the past I think some classification considered counties with under 6 people per square mile frontier counties.
From Wikipedia, the following California counties qualify:

Alpine 3
Modoc 3
Sierra 3
Inyo 4
Trinity 5
Mono 5

That's only six; I wonder what the other two could be?

By contrast, Los Angeles County has a density of 2,450 people per square mile!

In Sherman Oaks, which is considered somewhat suburban by L.A. standards, there are 53,000 people in an 8.1 square mile area!

So, what do I consider the middle of nowhere? A place like Lone Pine, on Highway 395, which consists of only about 1,200 people. The closest "city" is Bishop, and that's only 3,600 people!
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:21 PM
 
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Middle of nowhere? Wyoming.
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