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Old 11-25-2018, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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In Alabama, state pride pretty much coincides with football, so it’s common to see Crimson Tide ‘A’ flags and stickers everywhere.

In the FL panhandle, I don’t notice many displays of state pride, in fact I’d say it’s more common to see Navy or Marines flags flying due to the heavy retired military population.
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:25 PM
 
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TX and NC.
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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South, then Northeast, then Midwest, then West.
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:27 AM
 
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The two most obnoxiously prideful states I've spent time in are Texas and Minnesota.

Minnesota is honestly on par with Texas, but they're just less in your face. Minnesotans believe it's the center of the universe and are frequently insular and ignorant about the rest of the country, especially neighboring states. The amount of hostility and disdain they project at Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas is bizarre and goes beyond cheeky civic rivalry.
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:58 PM
 
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Im not sure if it's pride or trendy, but the Colorado 'C' from the flag is plasted all over clothing, bumper stickers, mugs\glasses. California and Texas are the only places I've seen with more people displaying pride in their state.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:01 PM
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Im not sure if it's pride or trendy, but the Colorado 'C' from the flag is plasted all over clothing, bumper stickers, mugs\glasses. California and Texas are the only places I've seen with more people displaying pride in their state.
I've seen that too in NC, and the "I heart Oregon" logo on cars. I think merchandise with state outlines in different varieties (college team colors, or sayings like "Home") have become hot items in the last 3-5 years. A lot of smaller businesses that print that stuff are thriving off of it at the moment. How long it lasts is unknown.

But Texas and SC have been ahead of that game for years, especially Texas.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'm from Tennessee, but have lived in Iowa and Indiana for about five years put together. When I lived in Iowa, people would always ask me about Nashville, Elvis, Graceland, Jack Daniels, etc. Midwesterners were very meek about their own states.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:17 AM
 
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People in other parts of the nation have more American pride than that for their state.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:34 AM
 
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I would agree with this. You never really hear of people in Connecticut repping their state as hard as people from TX or NC. I think it's just because in the Northeast people rep their cities, not their entire state. Whereas down south the cities are a bit smaller so everyone collectively reps their state.

People rep Boston, NYC, and Philly before repping MA, NYS, and PA.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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New Mexicans have a lot of pride in our state. That pride comes out of our uniqueness and history. The Zia sun symbol is everywhere, from tattoos to baseball caps to beer cans. 505, formerly the state's lone area code, is used on everything from tattoos to brands of salsa to restaurant names. Many people are now incorporating the new 575 area code along with the 505 area code to show pride in the state.

The New Mexico state flag is flown proudly all over the state and is widely recognized as one of the best and most distinct flag designs.


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