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Old 05-01-2016, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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You're too generous with the Mid-Atlantic in Virginia, and not all of Maryland is in that region either. The Mid-Atlantic does not spread all the way down to Richmond and the Tidewater, and the Upper South should go up to Route 50 or so in Maryland. Southern Maryland, the Lower Eastern Shore, and Tidewater Virginia are all southern in dialect and culture.
I was kind of iffy on the southern border of the mid atlantic, thanks for the input
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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I love your map IndieIndy! Ok I see Florida as undefined lol...very true. The Great Plains thing has thrown me off a bit, however, but I'm sure you have an argument to make!
I thought that too about the Great Plains... I'm just not sure where they begin. I see central Illinois as part of the great plains and northern Missouri too. And since I feel that Terra Haute and Vincennes identify with Illinois and the west more than Indy I put some Great Plains sprinkles in there

For me, the Upland South was the hardest to define. I think I should have extended it a little farther north into Missouri, Ohio, and Indiana. I think the Upland South's cutoff in Indiana would probably be Columbus, not sure though. To me it feels like anything south of Columbus identifies with Louisville moreso than Indianapolis, but I'm sure others would disagree.

Thanks for the feedback Shakeesha!
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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[quote=Bobdreamz;43904821]So true !


http://i.imgur.com/nGBDpMT.jpg

This is a pretty good map.

I guess there is a transition zone between the Upland South and the Great Lakes regions, I just don't think it's that larger, or maybe not large enough to warrant it's own name... probably just the two colors sprinkled together more?

What is that little area in western/north central PA called? Is it just Appalachia and Ohio River Valley combined? It's hard for me to distinguish the colors right now.
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:01 AM
 
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So, I made a map of the different regions of the U.S. in Windows paint.

Obviously these are my interpretations of the cultural differences in the United States and yours will surely differ.


Do you agree? If you do not agree, tell me why.
As far as the "Deep South " culturally, South Florida's anomalous characteristical features in comparison took shape in the 1950's while South Louisiana's anomalous characteristical features began taking shape in the 1880's.
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:06 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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NY is mid Atlantic and has never been part of New England.
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How is NY mid Atlantic? It's more like the midwest, isn't it? It's not even on the Atlantic.
Both comments are mistaken!

Long story but New York was considered part of New England in the 1600s. At least until 1688, when the New England Confederation broke up. There is a reason why New York and New Jersey have elements of the New England local government structure even today.

The English in fact did not accept Dutch rule of New Netherland. A lot of people do not realize it but the Pilgrims were actually heading for the Hudson River area in 1620 but they ran out of food so they stopped in what is now Massachusetts. If they had continued then they would have beat the arrival of the Dutch settlers and today New York City might well be called Plymouth!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymou...or_New_England

Of course, New York State borders the Atlantic. You must know that LOL. The majority of the population lives in either the 10 counties that border the Atlantic or that are nearby.
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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I really like how you broke down the Northeast into the Mid-Atlantic and New England. An area for improvement would be the Great Lakes. I don't necessarily consider Central Ohio or the lower portions of the state to be in The Great Lakes region.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I think that Florida, Texas, Hawaii & Alaska should be listed as independent regions. They don't really fall into any of the other categories. They are a region onto themselves. Otherwise it's a pretty good map.

BTW I have always been somewhat interested in what people want to label places like WV. It doesn't fit into the northern mentality, nor are they too southern. Upper south seems fine to me.
I agree on all points.
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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I think San Diego should have more Southwest spray on it and the the lower half of the Delmarva should be in the Upland South, but I otherwise agree with it.
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Old 05-02-2016, 06:06 PM
 
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I think San Diego should have more Southwest spray on it and the the lower half of the Delmarva should be in the Upland South, but I otherwise agree with it.
I'm guessing you mean Upper South? "Upland" has to do with elevation.
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Old 05-24-2016, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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You made too much of Texas the Southwest, It basically should be the Western panhandle. I would say you should have done the same thing to Texas that you did to Florida or just make a color for Texas.
If we're going to divide Texas and see what parts should be labelled SW, I would go by "wherever you naturally see cacti in the countryside.." In my experience, going west on I-20, this starts to happen around Ranger Hill, so... west Texas is what I'd solidly consider Southwest.

Some people think that in order to be in the Southwest, you need full blown desert scenery.. I disagree. The transitional plains area in west Texas where you can see it get drier and drier is more like the Southwest than the Southeast.
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