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Old 04-28-2018, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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Why do some people think Colorado is in the Midwest?
"Yelp", "SkyscraperPage" and "Reddit" also have threads about "Is Denver the Midwest?" You can also find stuff about Wyoming being the Midwest on the same forums.
Well you showed me up, didn't you?

I didn't say nobody anywhere has ever asked if or claimed that one or more of these states listed here is "Midwest." I said I've never heard anyone describe any of them as "Midwest."
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Old 04-28-2018, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon (in Transition)
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When I lived in Colorado, it was called "the West". I have always called it the "Mountain West". (No need to add "Inter-". People know what you mean. No one is going to think you are talking about California's Sierra Nevada or the Cascades. )

Nevada gets tugged and pulled between West Coast and Mountain West. I think it should be part of the Mountain West because it is not California, has a number of mountain ranges, and is not West Coast (How can it be? It literally does not have any part of the Pacific coast).
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Old 04-28-2018, 03:52 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Well you showed me up, didn't you?

I didn't say nobody anywhere has ever asked if or claimed that one or more of these states listed here is "Midwest." I said I've never heard anyone describe any of them as "Midwest."
That was not my intent. My intent was to show that some people do think that Denver and Colorado to the east of it is the midwest.
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Old 04-28-2018, 06:05 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Because the West has much more of a homogenous heritage compared to the east.
Right, because the settlement and heritage of Phoenix, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Seattle are all just so homogeneous.

Confucius say... One should have real experience with the West before making such statements.
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Old 04-28-2018, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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The region described here has never been under any misleading titles. It simply is the "intermountain west", or even moreso, the "rocky mountain west". From western Montana, to Idaho, to Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado these terms apply. Nevada is a bit of an aberration, as it feels more west coast in Reno and Vegas, but quickly turns to "intermountain/rocky mountain" as you move east.

That said, Colorado definitely feels more midwest east of Denver. But that is not the identity of the State.
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:20 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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The region described here has never been under any misleading titles. It simply is the "intermountain west", or even moreso, the "rocky mountain west". From western Montana, to Idaho, to Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado these terms apply. Nevada is a bit of an aberration, as it feels more west coast in Reno and Vegas, but quickly turns to "intermountain/rocky mountain" as you move east.

That said, Colorado definitely feels more midwest east of Denver. But that is not the identity of the State.
Eastern Colorado, extreme eastern Wyoming, and eastern Montana are in the Great Plains. They have a bit of a blend of Midwestern and Western culture, but in my opinion, they are culturally more Western. This blending starts in the western parts of the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Kansas. Just my opinion anyway.
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Eastern Colorado, extreme eastern Wyoming, and eastern Montana are in the Great Plains. They have a bit of a blend of Midwestern and Western culture, but in my opinion, they are culturally more Western. This blending starts in the western parts of the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Kansas. Just my opinion anyway.
I think this is correct. Eastern Wyoming is still quite mountainous, and that obviously feels more western. Even Western South Dakota shows some mountains, and as you say, creates more of a western vibe. Rapid City feels more western than midwest.

I will agree the divide between west and east is right along a general line from Minot, ND, south to Bismarck, ND, to Pierre, SD, North Platte, NB, Hays, KS, Clinton, OK, somewhat west of Wichita Falls, TX, then West of San Antonio, and slightly east of Laredo, TX.

This is based on the general feel of these areas, or put another way, they could go both ways.
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Old 04-29-2018, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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I think the issue is that regions such as the mountainwest, pacific north west, south west, west coast etc. are seen as sub/lesser regions of the west such as new England, mid Atlantic, or Appalachia, where as the east's technical sub/lesser regions are regions on their own right such as the north east, the south, and the Midwest.
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:20 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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I think this is correct. Eastern Wyoming is still quite mountainous, and that obviously feels more western. Even Western South Dakota shows some mountains, and as you say, creates more of a western vibe. Rapid City feels more western than midwest.

I will agree the divide between west and east is right along a general line from Minot, ND, south to Bismarck, ND, to Pierre, SD, North Platte, NB, Hays, KS, Clinton, OK, somewhat west of Wichita Falls, TX, then West of San Antonio, and slightly east of Laredo, TX.

This is based on the general feel of these areas, or put another way, they could go both ways.
Some areas of the Dakotas have a pretty stark dividing line once you cross the Missouri River. This has been discussed in a lot of depth. Where does the West begin?
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:35 AM
 
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Right, because the settlement and heritage of Phoenix, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Seattle are all just so homogeneous.

Confucius say... One should have real experience with the West before making such statements.
You guys out there didmt fight a war over your differences.
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