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Old 04-02-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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the only thing michigan, wisconsin and ohio have in common with ny and pa are dairy farms, forest and urban areas, those states including the dakotas are very flat compared to ny and pa even though southeast ohio
has some hills

Yet I am counting three similar things in your own post (dairy farms, forests and urban areas) and only one difference (mountains). And the Great Lake states, especially Ohio DO HAVE SOME small mountains.
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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the midwest imo as a region does not make sense. the reason being people from ohio do not identify with the plains, and ppl from the plains do not identify with ohio.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Yet I am counting three similar things in your own post (dairy farms, forests and urban areas) and only one difference (mountains). And the Great Lake states, especially Ohio DO HAVE SOME small mountains.
Ohio? What is Ohio's tallest vertical drop?

Eagle "Mountain" in Minnesota near Lake Superior is over 1000 feet from ground to peak, for instance. I didn't think there were hills quite that large in Ohio, but if there were, definitely Eastern OH.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Same way Texas and Virginia can be in the same region. Or Arizona and Washington.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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the midwest imo as a region does not make sense. the reason being people from ohio do not identify with the plains, and ppl from the plains do not identify with ohio.
Didn't you read the previous posts? From your perspective, NO US region would make sense. For example, do people in these towns "identify" with each other: Ft. Kent , ME vs. NYC. New Orleans, LA vs. Lynchburg, VA. Ashtabula, OH vs. Cairo, IL, Yuma, AZ vs. Mendocino, CA.
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:41 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Ohio? What is Ohio's tallest vertical drop?

Eagle "Mountain" in Minnesota near Lake Superior is over 1000 feet from ground to peak, for instance. I didn't think there were hills quite that large in Ohio, but if there were, definitely Eastern OH.
I don't actually know what Ohio's tallest vertical drop is. They have a hill called Campbell Hill that reaches 1,500' but it looks like gentle slopes. So maybe Minnesota or Michigan (The Porcupines) have higher peaks, I don't know.

But the reason I said Ohio specifically is that my old "Close Up USA" maps from National Geographic show large parts of Ohio being fairly hilly. Especially as you move east toward Pennsylvania and southeast toward West Virginia and Kentucky. It seems to be the foothills of the Appalachians.

Off topic, and I have not seen the area personally, I have read the Hocking Hills region of Ohio is supposed to be scenic and beautiful.
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:04 AM
 
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"How can North Dakota and Ohio be in the same region (Midwest)? "

I agree. Let's ship it off to Canada's Bread Basket. It's closer to Canada than Ohio.
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:18 AM
 
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"How can North Dakota and Ohio be in the same region (Midwest)? "

I agree. Let's ship it off to Canada's Bread Basket. It's closer to Canada than Ohio.
No, I have a fondness for bread; buy domestic...
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I guess both are flat and farmy....
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:30 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Yet I am counting three similar things in your own post (dairy farms, forests and urban areas) and only one difference (mountains). And the Great Lake states, especially Ohio DO HAVE SOME small mountains.
Ohio does not have any mountains. The eastern half (roughly), from mid to southern Ohio, does have some hills, getting hillier the farther east and south you go.

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