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Old 09-25-2016, 04:01 PM
 
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It's not just your opinion, it's fact. People seem to like to say Missouri is southern...just because parts of it seem southern, doesn't make it so. Missouri is a part of the Midwest...like it, or not.
Okay thanks Enean.I appreciate it.
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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It's not just your opinion, it's fact. People seem to like to say Missouri is southern...just because parts of it seem southern, doesn't make it so. Missouri is a part of the Midwest...like it, or not.


The argument of Missouri's Southern or Midwestern credentials will never end. Why? because the place really has claim to both when you look at its history and culture. No where else in America had such a brutal internal civil war to determine what side it would take in the war. Both sides claimed it, its people were divided. This is a very old argument. It is a hybrid IMO, but as far as the census is concerned it is Midwestern. That however has not stopped the arguing about its status.
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:18 PM
 
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Anyway.

Decorah, IA is in an absolutely beautiful area.

I like Galena, IL too.

A lot of towns on or near the Mississippi River bluffs are really nice.

I'm surprised OP liked Burlington, IA, though - it is very much struggling economically and thus is kind of falling apart.

Lots of towns right beside one of the Great Lakes are pretty, too.

For example, Ashland Wisconsin and Traverse City, Michigan. And yes, Grand Marais, MN.

Really, I could name almost any town in the North Woods of MN or WI and if the economy is strong, the town will be pretty.

Beyond the above, how about Southern Indiana, particularly Nashville, IN. So pretty there.
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Old 09-26-2016, 12:46 AM
 
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The Door peninsula of Wisconsin is beautiful, full of neat little towns. Across the lake in Michigan is the Leelanau peninsula which is exactly the same but in Michigan. Sand dunes, beach towns, all beautiful. I also agree with the others about nearby Traverse City as well, really neat place. I was in that part of the country this summer, visited Sleeping bear dunes and the towns around there.......beautiful.
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Old 09-26-2016, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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The argument of Missouri's Southern or Midwestern credentials will never end. Why? because the place really has claim to both when you look at its history and culture. No where else in America had such a brutal internal civil war to determine what side it would take in the war. Both sides claimed it, its people were divided. This is a very old argument. It is a hybrid IMO, but as far as the census is concerned it is Midwestern. That however has not stopped the arguing about its status.
It's not a hybrid. It is far more Midwestern than it is Southern. St. Louis and Kansas City and Central Missouri, virtually the entire northern half of the state is solidly Midwestern. 25% of the lower half is transition between the Midwest and the South, and the lower 25% is solidly South. Missouri is decidedly more Midwestern than Southern. Period.
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Old 09-26-2016, 12:50 PM
 
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Technically, it's in Missouri, which is in the Midwest. It might seem like it's southern, and it may be, but Missouri isn't classified as being in the South. They don't split states up.
You like to argue that the South is defined by state lines. It isn't. Far Southern Missouri is not Midwestern at all.
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:17 PM
 
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Whether it's southern or Midwest, who cares? What's the big deal?
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:50 PM
 
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It's only a big deal to people from Missouri who seem to think it's better to be thought of as Midwestern than Southern. No one else cares.

I'm going to add a few towns in South Dakota: Spearfish, Vermillion, and Brookings. Now is that cheating? Because SD is considered by many to be Great Plains, but it also is considered by some to be Midwestern. Let's have 4 or 5 posts arguing this point!
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