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Old 07-25-2018, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Northeastern Maine, Aroostook County.

Sparsely populated, agriculture-oriented, heavy Swedish population in some pockets, lower-income, VERY white, etc, etc.

In many ways, a lot like the Dakotas or Montana.
Which is very much not in the Midwest.
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Old 07-25-2018, 07:22 AM
 
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Funny that, seeing as how they are both southern. Now does it remind you of Kansas? Because Kansas is Midwestern.
You know you can go from Texas through Oklahoma to Kansas in the matter of about 30 miles, right?

I kind of chuckle at people pointing to places like northern Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Montana as looking like the Midwest but being outside of it. Yes, those places are outside what the Census Bureau defines as the Midwest, but they sit adjacent to it, and there's a ton of cultural and geographic overlap.

People realize that nature and culture just don't stop where lines are drawn on a map, right?
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:20 AM
 
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Pasadena, CA
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Old 07-25-2018, 05:46 PM
 
Location: IN
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Northeastern Maine, Aroostook County.

Sparsely populated, agriculture-oriented, heavy Swedish population in some pockets, lower-income, VERY white, etc, etc.

In many ways, a lot like the Dakotas or Montana.
It doesn't remind me of those western areas at all, they tend to be much drier with far less dense tree cover and vegetation. The closest comparison to Aroostook County would be parts of the Upper Midwest that have dairy farms mixed into the Northwoods or close to it like Barron County, WI, Lincoln County, WI, Emmet County, MI, etc.
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Old 07-25-2018, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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You know you can go from Texas through Oklahoma to Kansas in the matter of about 30 miles, right?
Cool. Doesn't really have much to do with what I was addressing directly.
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Old 07-25-2018, 06:04 PM
 
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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.
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Old 07-25-2018, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Denver also reminded me a lot of Minneapolis.
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Old 07-30-2018, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Much of North Texas region reminds of somwhere in Kansas.

The cornfields and much of the surrounding areas near Bartlett, TX also reminds of lower Midwestern states.

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Old 07-30-2018, 06:19 AM
 
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Cool. Doesn't really have much to do with what I was addressing directly.
I'm just pointing out that these places are essentially adjacent, so it shouldn't be a big surprise they're similar.
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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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.
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