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View Poll Results: Does the Midwest get short changed on people's perceptions of it?
Yes 40 66.67%
No 20 33.33%
Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-29-2019, 08:19 PM
 
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I don't know if Georgia, which has mountains over 4k, is flatter than wi which doesn't have a single mountain. But even if that's true, I'm worried that your taking people saying the midwest isn't underrated as people saying the midwest is ugly. I do think MN and WI, both of which I've lived in, are beautiful. I find beauty in all the states. I just don't think they compare to the Rockies, or the Cascades, or Hawaii, or some of the national parks I've been too. Take Voyager s natl park. It's still pretty! But i just don't think it compares to most of them....
Here you go. Before you try to debunk it, it's scientific. The lower the number, the flatter the state.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...ancake/284348/
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Old Yesterday, 05:23 AM
 
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Here you go. Before you try to debunk it, it's scientific. The lower the number, the flatter the state.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...ancake/284348/
I think the general population would question that method of measuring flatness, and would instead choose to measure it like this: https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2018/...est-us-states/

Wisconsin is not even close. Trust me when I say I've been to timms Hill, and Wisconsin is not very mountainous

https://images.app.goo.gl/X4CHat8DX4qZkxyB9

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I'll let you judge
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Old Yesterday, 08:03 AM
 
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Yes parts of the Midwest are shortchanged. First though mention of places like western PA or the Ozark mountains as being Midwest do strike me as odd. Those places are not in the Midwest. I know Missouri is by the census a Midwest state but the Ozarks arena in a part of Missouri that is quite southern.

Yes Michigan and Wisconsin have some very beautiful places, as does Minnesota. It is obviously wrong to say a whole region is dull and boring. Iím sure Hollywood is behind some of those stereotypes.
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Old Yesterday, 09:00 AM
 
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Yes parts of the Midwest are shortchanged. First though mention of places like western PA or the Ozark mountains as being Midwest do strike me as odd. Those places are not in the Midwest. I know Missouri is by the census a Midwest state but the Ozarks arena in a part of Missouri that is quite southern.

Yes Michigan and Wisconsin have some very beautiful places, as does Minnesota. It is obviously wrong to say a whole region is dull and boring. Iím sure Hollywood is behind some of those stereotypes.
Ozarks are a pretty good mix of Midwest and South. Seem to have a lot in common with Appalachia too.

I think they seem more Southern than a lot of the quintessential Midwestern areas, but more Midwestern than your quintessentially Southern areas.
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Old Yesterday, 06:29 PM
 
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Ozarks are a pretty good mix of Midwest and South. Seem to have a lot in common with Appalachia too.

I think they seem more Southern than a lot of the quintessential Midwestern areas, but more Midwestern than your quintessentially Southern areas.
To most people in the majority of the Midwest, the Ozarks are far more southern than midwestern.
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Old Today, 06:29 AM
 
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To most people in the majority of the Midwest, the Ozarks are far more southern than midwestern.
And I'd wager that if you polled Southerners, they'd say the reverse. I'm guessing someone in Georgia or North Carolina sees the Ozarks as as much their part of the country as someone from Wisconsin or Ohio does.
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Old Today, 07:17 AM
 
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I think the general population would question that method of measuring flatness, and would instead choose to measure it like this: https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2018/...est-us-states/

Wisconsin is not even close. Trust me when I say I've been to timms Hill, and Wisconsin is not very mountainous

https://images.app.goo.gl/X4CHat8DX4qZkxyB9

Vs
https://images.app.goo.gl/1ZY7vVZMXuwMheHKA

I'll let you judge
What you posted is not scientific. Read the criteria for the one I posted. I've seen it used many times, on different sites. The one I posted is scientific. Wisconsin also has areas with lots of rolling hills, like you posted. It is what it is. If you disagree with the scientists who came up with that map, take your findings to them, not me.

https://www.google.com/search?q=wisc...E1qCX7GzGBo5rM

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