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Old 01-10-2016, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Alameda CA (just outside Oakland) always felt like a quaint Midwestern city to me.
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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Whenever I've driven through central Wisconsin, it reminds me of France. Lake Geneva reminds me of....Geneva, Switzerland.
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:51 PM
 
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Louisville and Birmingham, with their street grids, industrial histories, urban decay, demographics, cultural amenities, and legacy city statuses resemble Midwestern cities strongly.
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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The Central Valley of California. Feels like the Great Plains with flat landscapes and farms everywhere.
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Old 01-10-2016, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Louisville and Birmingham, with their street grids, industrial histories, urban decay, demographics, cultural amenities, and legacy city statuses resemble Midwestern cities strongly.
Especially Louisville.
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Southwestern Washington (Aberdeen, Hoquiam, etc.) is kinda like a mini-Rust Belt. Population decline, boarded-up buildings, abandoned factories (well, logging mills), gloomy weather, and I could see someone mistaking it for Michigan or Ohio.
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:57 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Small towns in norcal and west of I-5 in Oregon remind me of small towns in Northern Michigan and Wisconsin
Small towns along I-5 in Oregon and Washington feel more like the Upper Midwest.. but once you get to California, those small towns start to resemble the Lower Midwest or the South-Central like Oklahoma or Texas. One exception though: Sacramento feels more Midwestern than Southern or Western.
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Old 03-16-2018, 06:22 PM
 
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North Texas reminds me of Oklahoma.
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Old 03-16-2018, 06:42 PM
 
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North Texas reminds me of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma is not a part of the Midwest. Why don't people know this.
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Paris
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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!
I don't care if my family in Wisconsin see this... no, just, lol, no...
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