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Old 03-16-2018, 07:27 PM
 
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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North Texas reminds me of Oklahoma.
Funny that, seeing as how they are both southern. Now does it remind you of Kansas? Because Kansas is Midwestern.
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Old 03-17-2018, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Naples Island
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Midwestern culture has its origins in the Connecticut River Valley of New England. Listen closely to the inflection of people from towns like Deerfield, MA, and you'll be able to connect the dots. Really neat, IMO.
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:09 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Eastern Montana looks identical to western North Dakota and the people are pretty similar.
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:40 PM
 
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Bismarck, ND should most certainly be classified as a Plains city, but man it sure feels Mid-Westy as all get-out. Even moreso than Grand Forks, which truly surprised me. How does a city that sits on the border of another state feel more like the State should, as opposed to its capital sitting smack dab in the center of it?

Rhetorical question of course.
Not quite sure what a "Mid-Westy" feeling is, as opposed to a Plains city feeling. Maybe you could share that.
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Old 03-18-2018, 01:21 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Bismarck, ND should most certainly be classified as a Plains city, but man it sure feels Mid-Westy as all get-out. Even moreso than Grand Forks, which truly surprised me. How does a city that sits on the border of another state feel more like the State should, as opposed to its capital sitting smack dab in the center of it?

Rhetorical question of course.
I would classify Bismarck as pretty solidly Midwest, although the Missouri River does mark a dividing line between the Midwest and West so you're pretty close to leaving the Midwest there. There's sort of a transition zone. What do you mean by a "city that sits on the border of another state feel more like the State should, as opposed to its capital sitting smack dab in the center of it?" How is the state supposed to feel?
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Old 03-18-2018, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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I think of Erie, Buffalo etc. as being no less Midwest than Northeast Ohio. Going south from Cleveland, the forest looks not unlike the Piney Woods in East Texas, or east central North Carolina (like east/south of Raleigh, not really the Piedmont proper, but not the coast)

If you took the surrounding country and topography out of the equation, Denver and Columbus are very similar. A friend who used to live in Denver went with me to Cbus once and made that observation.
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:14 PM
 
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The Central Valley. Also, Snake River Valley in Idaho (it doesn't help that everyone thinks Idaho is Iowa and vice versa).
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:26 PM
 
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The Central Valley. Also, Snake River Valley in Idaho (it doesn't help that everyone thinks Idaho is Iowa and vice versa).
Those are some people who seriously need to sharpen up their geography skills.
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Those are some people who seriously need to sharpen up their geography skills.
Sadly that's a solid third of the populace, at least.
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