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Old 03-18-2009, 08:11 PM
 
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Here is a map i made of America's cultural regions:

http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr211/elikos91/usa_blank.jpg (broken link)


i tried to define all the regions and i think it turned out pretty good. I split Texas into three different parts. I also excluded northern virginia and northern kentucky from the south. I have south florida as its own region.

NOTE: A duplicate/updated thread was merged with this one and the poster's map was updated and appears on page 17 of this thread. - Moderator

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Old 03-18-2009, 08:16 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Nice colourful map, but it's nothin really new.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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I don't like the map. No New England!?!!?!
 
Old 03-18-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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I think it's a fairly accurate map. I would just call the "Northeast" on your map "New England" instead. The Northeast would be a combination of the mid-Atlantic and New England.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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Good layout of the major regions. It gets tricky, because there are sub-regions within these broad regions. There are also transitional zones with characteristics of more than one region. For the most part I think you've got the broad regions right. You might consider adding southwestern Connecticut to the Mid-Atlantic, and the easternmost parts of some Plains states might fit into the Midwest pretty well. Overall, looks good. Interesting idea to include southern FL as its own region.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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No way in hell the PNW is the same cultural region as Southern California. No offense meant, but if you've ever been here it would be clear as night and day.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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No way in hell the PNW is the same cultural region as Southern California. No offense meant, but if you've ever been here it would be clear as night and day.

i live in the bay area, and i have been to oregon and washington, i drove up from oakland to vancouver. i stopped in ashland oregon, portland and seatlle. i've also been to LA and san diego.

to contrast this i've also been to chicago, missourri, kansas, kentucky, virginia, tenessee, north carolina, georgia, new york (upsate and nyc), and arizona.

while it may not be as easy for you to see the similarities between the pacific northwest and southern ca, on a whole what i have as "the west" is quite similar culturally, although i was debating putting the pacific northwest as seperate.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I think this map is dead on. You've done your homework. Rep point for you.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 11:35 PM
 
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Here is a map i made of America's cultural regions:




i tried to define all the regions and i think it turned out pretty good. I split Texas into three different parts. I also excluded northern virginia and northern kentucky from the south. I have south florida as its own region.
Pretty damn good! Only things...Northeast should be renamed New England, and the South (red) shouldn't extend so far west into Texas--with the Southwest extending a little further east.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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The change in the region I know would be to draw the Southern line up into the eastern panhandle of West Virginia to include Hardy & Hampshire Counties, then down into Virginia.
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