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Old 06-18-2015, 05:04 PM
 
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I'd say for me, of the places I've been to:

Eugene, Oregon - reminds me a lot of eastern Iowa and Wisconsin
Salem, Oregon - Feels like a much smaller Columbus, Ohio
Buffalo, NY/Erie, PA - Very similar to Cleveland and Toledo
Great Falls, Montana - Feels similar to the Dakotas and Nebraska/western Minnesota in culture and climate
Fort Collins, Colorado - More or less where the West and Midwest collide
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Old 06-18-2015, 05:30 PM
 
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Manhattan reminds me of Chicago
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:37 PM
 
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-The Columbia River Gorge reminds me of the river bluffs of the Upper Mississippi;
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-The Northwoods and Lake Superior Coastline from the MN/ON border east to Pictured Rocks NL reminds me of the area west of I-5 in Oregon...the only differences are the Oregon Coast has mountains, bigger trees, and a much milder climate, but both seem like never ending forests and have amazing coastline;
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:48 PM
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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
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:55 PM
 
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Driving east bound from Seattle, the farms remind me of Iowa. Cornfields, and certain style of barn.
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:28 AM
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parts of rural Wisconsin look a bit like upstate NY.
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Driving east bound from Seattle, the farms remind me of Iowa. Cornfields, and certain style of barn.
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.
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Old 06-21-2015, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I'd say for me, of the places I've been to:

Eugene, Oregon - reminds me a lot of eastern Iowa and Wisconsin
Salem, Oregon - Feels like a much smaller Columbus, Ohio
Buffalo, NY/Erie, PA - Very similar to Cleveland and Toledo
Great Falls, Montana - Feels similar to the Dakotas and Nebraska/western Minnesota in culture and climate
Fort Collins, Colorado - More or less where the West and Midwest collide
Funny you mentioned Great Falls. I was thinking Great Falls before I opened the thread. My mother is from there, and I always refer to it as the midwest (which she doesn't like).

It doesn't really feel like quintessential Montana, as it's in the plains. The architecture is pretty midwestern, as well, with red brick buildings downtown, victorian style homes in certain areas, many split levels in the suburban areas, etc.

Also, it's kind of economically depressed, like a rust belt city. And I believe many of the early settlers were from the midwest. I know the natives of that city have an accent that closely resembles the midwestern accent.
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Old 06-21-2015, 01:55 PM
 
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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.
Oops, I should have been more specific. East bound on Highway 2.
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Old 06-21-2015, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Echoing Nei, Wisconsin and Upstate New York are very similar in term so geography, flora, fauna, and the fashion choices of the residents.

Otherwise the Palouse Region of Washington and Idaho reminds me of Northeastern Kansas: green rolling hills, not many trees, sunny. Kind of redneck, but not trashy and poor.

Many of the smaller cities in Eastern Pennsylvania (Allentown, Wilkes-Barre, and Scranton) feel like they've been pulled out of Northern Ohio or Southern Michigan.

Parts of California's Central Valley remind me of Oklahoma, minus the red dirt.
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