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Old 07-30-2018, 09:39 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Denver, CO reminds me a lot of parts of where I grew up in Milwaukee. It's culture is much more Midwestern than Western I'd say. Aslo, Fort Collins, CO.
I'm not sure what you mean by the culture. As far as religion, Denver ranks #45 out of 51 cities in religiosity, from most to least whereas Chicago is #6, Minneapolis #16 (lower than I would have thought), Milwaukee #15, Cleveland #20 and Kansas City right in the middle at 26. When my daughter left the Denver burbs for college in MN, where most of the MN students were of course from M/SP, she was amazed to find that many MN extended families got together for a big family dinner on Sunday, every Sunday. Few people do that here because they don't have families here for one thing.
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Denver also reminded me a lot of Minneapolis.
Lots of people say that, including my daughter who grew up in the Denver area and went to college in Northfield, spent a good deal of her spare time in Mpls.
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Old 07-30-2018, 11:48 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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How come OKC has a large suburb called Midwest City?

The U.S.'s national military created the "Midwest Depot" moniker for their new air base in the south-central part of the country. It was not created by locals/Okies nor were locals/Okies consulted on what to call the air force base.

Soon after the "Midwest Depot" air force base (now renamed Tinker Air Force Base) began attracting people for jobs from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and points north like Kansas and Missouri a town called "Midwest City" sprung up to house the thousands of employees working at the base. The township followed the "Midwest Depot" moniker in naming their new burgeoning city because it was the primary feeder city to the base.

Many Okies like myself wish they would have renamed it Tinker City to match the rename of the air force base. I think it would alleviate a lot of confusion for outsiders. And for the record, having known several folks from Midwest City, I don't know of one of them who would say they are "Midwestern" or they live in the "Midwest." They would say they live in the South, the Southwest, or Southern Plains...perhaps just plain old Oklahoma. Also, they all have very Okie/Southern sounding accents because the large majority of the population of that area is extremely blue collar.

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Old 07-30-2018, 11:54 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Couldn't begin to tell you that. But Oklahoma is not in the Midwest.
110% correct.
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Old 07-30-2018, 11:58 AM
 
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Parts of the Tennessee Valley in northern Alabama have a landscape that resembles the Midwest stereotype, with flat cornfields and relatively straight roads which is less typical of the Deep South. Specifically this is the area west of Huntsville, towards Decatur and Florence within 5-10 miles of the river. Of course, much of the Midwest is very different from its visual stereotype and the remainder of northern Alabama is much more hilly.
Cincinnati is in the Midwest but does not have many straight roads.
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Cincinnati is in the Midwest but does not have many straight roads.
Quote: "resembles the Midwest stereotype"
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Pasadena, CA
some of the middle and western parts, sure
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Old 07-30-2018, 05:26 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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The last time I visited the Midwest was when I visited St. Louis Missouri as a little kid. I won't remember anything, but from what I see on Google Earth, I see the Midwest as a place with flat land, farm land, and not many forested areas. I'd say parts of rural Pennsylvania and rural Upstate New York that have flat land reminds me of "my view of what the Midwest would like in real life". None of the farm land in NJ has a Midwestern resemblance.
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Old 07-31-2018, 06:47 PM
 
Location: IN
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Oswego County, NY, reminds me of southwest Michigan or eastern Wisconsin.
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Old 08-01-2018, 07:39 AM
 
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The last time I visited the Midwest was when I visited St. Louis Missouri as a little kid. I won't remember anything, but from what I see on Google Earth, I see the Midwest as a place with flat land, farm land, and not many forested areas. I'd say parts of rural Pennsylvania and rural Upstate New York that have flat land reminds me of "my view of what the Midwest would like in real life". None of the farm land in NJ has a Midwestern resemblance.

The Midwest is big....awfully big. Your tour on Google Earth tells part of the story only. Wisconsin, where we are, currently, is not flat, nor is it unforested.
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Old 08-01-2018, 11:05 AM
 
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The Midwest is big....awfully big. Your tour on Google Earth tells part of the story only. Wisconsin, where we are, currently, is not flat, nor is it unforested.
Southern Ohio is not flat either.
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