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Old 06-19-2015, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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What is the most influential city in the Great Plains Region? Consider business/economy, political influence, and cultural influence.
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Old 06-19-2015, 03:37 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Depends on how you define the Great Plains. Historically the region has not been good at supporting major population centers. Do you include the Front Range? If so, then Denver. Do you include Texas? If so, then its Dallas. If you are just including the line of states from North Dakota down to Oklahoma, then I would say its Kansas City, followed by Omaha then a toss up between Tulsa and OKC.
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:16 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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There are the defined topographical plains, but from a regional, cultural, and logistical perspective, I'd say Kansas City.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:21 PM
 
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One city cannot "influence" this large region.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Dallas then Denver
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:32 PM
 
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Dallas really can't be considered a part of the Great Plains. It is SUCH a Southeastern city.

My vote for this thread is Denver. Although right now decisions are being made in Bismark that are greatly affecting a very wide region of the Great Plains and on into Canada.
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Old 06-20-2015, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Dallas really can't be considered a part of the Great Plains. It is SUCH a Southeastern city.

My vote for this thread is Denver. Although right now decisions are being made in Bismark that are greatly affecting a very wide region of the Great Plains and on into Canada.
So Denver gets to be the hub of the Rocky Mountains AND the plains?????

This is an interesting thread in that all the major cities in that area hug the edges of the plains. Even OKC is on the edge of the cross timbers which really aren't plains.

For a city that is actually IN the plains. I don't know. Wichita?
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Old 06-20-2015, 05:52 AM
 
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The Plains States typically consist of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Texas and Oklahoma are typically referred to as part of the Southwest US, while Colorado is part of the Rocky Mountain States. I think arguably the St Louis metro area is the more prominent economy, followed closely by Kansas City.
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Iowa is absolutely not a Plains state. Neither is Missouri. Not even a little bit.
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