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Old 09-08-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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There is nothing about the midwest that feels even remotely northeastern, so how about either sticking with the midwest or perhaps the Great Lakes States.
Visit rural or small-town northeastern Ohio sometime, which was once claimed by Connecticut. Very New England-y.

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How about North Central? It doesn't resemble the West in the least.

Read:

"North Central States that surround the Great Lakes."
What about the Midwestern States that are south of the Great Lakes states?

I gotta go with the person who said people are geographically challenged the way it is. Leave it alone. LOL
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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Mid as in centered east and west.
and west as in cowboys and indians.
mid-west.
ta da.
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Perhaps it's historical. During the early 1800's Ohio was the frontier, "the west". Then came Lewis & Clark and the discovery of the real west. 1820's saw Illinois as the "west". Then St. Louis became the starting point for the wagon trains going west. Then Kansas City. So at one point these states were "the west" then as the country moved farther west, these states became the "mid" between the east and west.
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Old 09-27-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: NY
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I hate how people get so pissy and think that because they live a particular region of the country that they are inherently better than others. I am from the northeast and all my roots are here, but when I lived in ND and western MN I thought that that was midwest. To me it was, but the people on here are right, how is Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin considered "midwest"? If you want to get technical I would say that Kansas and Colorado are truly midwest because they are located in the geographical midwest.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: St. Charles, MO
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The "Midsucks". Sorry, I live in Saint Louis and well it sucks!
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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The "Midsucks". Sorry, I live in Saint Louis and well it sucks!
Don't worry. Middle school will soon be all over and then your high school career can begin. Don't drop out - it gets better!
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:36 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Default A another way of seeing the country

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Call the plains the Midwest.

Great Lakes would be good for OH, MI, IN, IL, WI, and MN. But then you would have to include PA and NY which are also Northeast states.
Back when I first joined CD I suggested combining at least the Great Lakes states and the Northeast states in a new region simply called the North. The South for instance stretches all the way from Texas to the Atlantic so why is the North currently divided into the Midwest and a tiny area called the Northeast?

Under this idea the North would now include New England, the Mid Atlantic and the Great Lake States.

Then we would have to be decide whether the Great Plain states have more common with the North or the West. If we decided Western than the West would include the Midwest, Southwest & Northwest (or Great Plains, Mountain and Pacific if you prefer).

The South would continue to include the Upper South, Deep South & the South Central.

The idea is kind of radical (we go from 4 main regions to 3) and each main region North, South and West would include 3 sub regions each. It would require some thinking and sorfting out. Someone immeditely dismissed it so I did not explore it any further.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:58 PM
 
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^^^Sounds nice, create a thread and go for it. Of course you'll have some states that transition into another region or overlap another (but that States or region may still be the majority of this with a little bit of that). I hope I didn't confuse you.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:01 PM
 
Location: C.R. K-T
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The North. Bos-Wash is definitely Eastern not Northern. Chicago is definitely Northern not Eastern. Historically the Ohio River and the Appalachians was the divide between the established coast and the inland frontier.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:19 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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North-Central.
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