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Old 01-03-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Maryland isn't called America in Miniture for Nothing.
Too bad nobody knows it's called that.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Originally Posted by jjbradleynyc View Post
For states bordering oceans:
5. Maine
4. New York
3. Washington
2. Oregon
1. California

For states that are landlocked:

3. Oklahoma (desert to prairie to rolling mtns/hills in east)
2. Tennessee (lowland swamp to plateau to high mtns)
1. Michigan (great lake beaches to mountains to farmland)
I agree.

Furthermore, here are some more states I can think of that have tremendous diversity in socioeconomics, culture, and geography:
a. New Jersey (yes, really, it's not all Newark or Jersey City)
b. Maryland (surprising amount, there are 1500-2000 ft. mountains west of Frederick)
c. Virginia
d. North Carolina
e. South Carolina
f. Georgia
g. Alabama
h. Kentucky (real swamps, flatlands, marshes, vast riverbottoms, gentle hills, foothills, mountains, bluegrass, knobs)
i. Arkansas
j. Texas (more diverse IMO than any state other than California)
k. Utah
l. Nevada, oddly enough, at least from what I've read
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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California, by a long shot. Snow-covered mountains where highways are closed all winter, below-sea-level desert, impenetrable forests, rich expanses of arable land, beaches and rocky coasts, big cities and cowboys.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Why not add pictures of how diverse your state is? I think that would make the thread more fun to look at

NY:

Adirondack region:


http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/1511982342753bcbb5b7pa3.jpg/1/w500.png (broken link)


Farms scattered throughout upstate:


http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/farmsupstatenewyorksj2.jpg/1/w500.png (broken link)

Niagara falls:

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/niagarafalls1gt5.jpg/1/w295.png (broken link)

Then you have downstate NY:




http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/longislandcityqi7.jpg/1/w550.png (broken link)

Suburbs of NYC that stretch about about a 200 mile radius:

http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/48739ai5.jpg/1/w524.png (broken link)

Famous beaches:

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/ripdg2.jpg/1/w432.png (broken link)
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Maybe it was just the part of the state you were in. Most of Washington (and Oregon) seems beautiful to me. But the eastern part is more arid and not to everyones taste.
I never said the state was ugly, it's very beautiful.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:04 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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In my limited experience with living or visiting our amazing nation All I can add is Washington State and California. ( I wish folks would stop calling California "Cali". Calafia would be rolling in her mythical grave !
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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East Texas


Google Image Result for http://www.bobrapfogel.com/Images/EastTexas_Gallery/EastTexas_LakeFrankston_BirdFeeder.jpg

West Texas


Google Image Result for http://espanol.wunderground.com/data/wximagenew/v/VAQUERO/20.jpg

South Texas


Hill Country





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Old 01-03-2009, 11:15 PM
 
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I know that....I just don't agree with your choice.
You are stunningly ignorant on Washington State.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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You are stunningly ignorant on Washington State.
Thank you, I just feel it dosen't beat Texas when it comes to variety.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I think Washington beats Texas when it comes to beauty though but very slightly. I am a sucker for those trees in those 10,000 foot Mountains. Sorry.

I think New York is very diverse geographically. What I wish Texas had was those 10,000 foot mountains instead of only 8,000. Because Texas doesn't have an option for people to stay in state to ski. That's the only thing Texas really lacks.

BTW, geologically, Texas doesn't have a desert. It does have a steppe.
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