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Old 06-23-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I was about to mention that!

There are parts of Wisconsin that really look like they belong in northern Appalachia. Then again; wouldn't that be the Midwest reminding one of the Northeast? haha

Wisconsin:



Similar elevation in Appalachian New York:



Likewise the great lakes plains of northern interior NY look a lot like the typical Midwest. Flat, dominated by farmland, and of course on the lake Ontario.

The north-woods region is a given considering it is located in both the northeast and the upper midwest, just with varying degrees of elevation.
The first picture I recognize as Coon Valley, WI, which is part of the Driftless. Most (85%) is in Wisconsin, but there are also beautiful areas of the Driftless in MN, IA, and IL (mostly the Galena area). Definitely has the big hills/farms landscape of certain Upstate NY areas.

Agreed on the northwoods, another separate area of Wisconsin (and MN and MI). It's the only area outside MN/WI/MI in the Lower 48 with that great a collection of lakes, as far as I know, and the forests were similar, though they seemed a bit less evergreen-dominated than the Upper Midwest woods.

And that's why it really struck me there - more than one area seemed similar to various areas I knew in Wisconsin. And yes, even the dress and some of the culture seemed similar. Except the cheese!
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Old 06-23-2015, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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The first picture I recognize as Coon Valley, WI, which is part of the Driftless. Most (85%) is in Wisconsin, but there are also beautiful areas of the Driftless in MN, IA, and IL (mostly the Galena area). Definitely has the big hills/farms landscape of certain Upstate NY areas.

Agreed on the northwoods, another separate area of Wisconsin (and MN and MI). It's the only area outside MN/WI/MI in the Lower 48 with that great a collection of lakes, as far as I know, and the forests were similar, though they seemed a bit less evergreen-dominated than the Upper Midwest woods.

And that's why it really struck me there - more than one area seemed similar to various areas I knew in Wisconsin. And yes, even the dress and some of the culture seemed similar. Except the cheese!
Much like the Ozarks the Driftless hills are relatively unknown compared to the Appalachians or especially the west. Unfortunate as it is a very pretty area!

As far as cheese I know we don't have nearly what Wisconsin has but we still have some good stuff! NY trades the Cheese for wine by comparison.
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Most people in Wisconsin have no clue about the Driftless, as it's considered farmland and the "real nature" is the northwoods. In that recent Driftless documentary, they ask college students wandering around La Crosse (which is right in the middle of it) about the Driftless, to little recognition. Via the internet/social media (and the "Driftless Effect" of the unusual white rural blue voting block key to swaying the elections towards Obama) its profile has raised, but yeah...I'd say more than "relatively" unknown even now.

No one else in the country comes close to our cheeses, so it's no sweat. Wisconsin battles France and other countries in international competition, not other states. That said, we pride ourselves on our fresh cheese curds (one of the greatest snacks ever invented), and the ones I got in upstate NY were absolutely inedible. Passed the bag around and no one wanted more than a couple, and out the window it went! Smelled noxious, too. Great scenery up there, though!
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:34 PM
 
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North central New York state ( north of I-90) is virtually depopulated, with only heavy forest, the Adirondacks, and a few noxious-smelling paper mills. Fairly scenic, but not terribly desirable..
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Old 06-24-2015, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Scenic is desirable for most. I think it's great up there....
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Old 06-24-2015, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Most people in Wisconsin have no clue about the Driftless, as it's considered farmland and the "real nature" is the northwoods. In that recent Driftless documentary, they ask college students wandering around La Crosse (which is right in the middle of it) about the Driftless, to little recognition. Via the internet/social media (and the "Driftless Effect" of the unusual white rural blue voting block key to swaying the elections towards Obama) its profile has raised, but yeah...I'd say more than "relatively" unknown even now.

No one else in the country comes close to our cheeses, so it's no sweat. Wisconsin battles France and other countries in international competition, not other states. That said, we pride ourselves on our fresh cheese curds (one of the greatest snacks ever invented), and the ones I got in upstate NY were absolutely inedible. Passed the bag around and no one wanted more than a couple, and out the window it went! Smelled noxious, too. Great scenery up there, though!
Aww that's too bad. I like our cheese curds but then, I grew up with them.

However you've compelled me to seek out these Wisconsin-made ones. If they put ours to such dramatic shame they must be absolutely heavenly.

When I lived in the deep south nobody knew what a cheese curd even was.
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Old 06-24-2015, 03:25 PM
 
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Watch the slide show. www.arlingtonwa.gov
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Old 07-30-2015, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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West central and northern Texas. I was at my boyfriend's hometown, which is southwest of Abilene and outside the town there's cornfields and sunflowers everywhere, looks like something you would see in Kansas. And I sent a picture of the scenery to my cousin who lived in Nebraska, and asked if it reminds him of Nebraska and he said "yep" ^^
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Much of Maryland's Eastern Shore reminds me of parts of Indiana and Ohio.
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Old 07-31-2015, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Um, are you sure you have your locations right? Eastbound from Seattle is Cascades wilderness and then barren desert for more than a hundred miles immediately after you leave the mountains. I definitely did not see cornfields driving out there and back last summer.
you are aware that western washington has rural areas with farms right? The snohomish river valley is just a huge swath of farmland. here is a view on HWY 2 https://www.google.com/maps/@47.8968...7i13312!8i6656

and here is another view a little bit off the beaten road
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.8796...!7i3328!8i1664

oh look corn!!

do you even live in washington?
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