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Old 08-09-2013, 09:11 PM
 
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The far east of Montana has more in common with North Dakota than it does with the rest of the state, and it has a lot of Norwegian heritage. Would you say its culture is more Midwestern and pastoral than it is of the rugged Western style of individualism and cowboy culture?
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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It is, by definition, not part of the Midwest.

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Old 08-09-2013, 09:15 PM
 
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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Have you ever been there. It IS cowboy country, much more than western Montana. Nothing Midwest about it.
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:29 PM
 
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It is, by definition, not part of the Midwest.

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The Census definition is not the end all, be all. If that were true, is Wilmington, Delaware firmly part of the South?
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:30 PM
 
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Have you ever been there. It IS cowboy country, much more than western Montana. Nothing Midwest about it.
Yes I have, and parts of Eastern Montana are definitely much more wheat/farm country than cowboy country. I don't see what makes Eastern Montana less "Midwest" than western South Dakota, or most of Nebraska, areas that are considered the Midwest.
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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Yes I have, and parts of Eastern Montana are definitely much more wheat/farm country than cowboy country. I don't see what makes Eastern Montana less "Midwest" than western South Dakota, or most of Nebraska, areas that are considered the Midwest.
Well, the biggest thing I can see is that Western South Dakota, Western Nebraska is all broken up into small farms, with very few ranches unless possibly in the Black Hills.

Sure, Western Montana has wheat fields. That field is a few hundred acres of a ranch that is a few thousand acres.

Running a few cattle does not make it a ranch, nor does farming a few acres, make it a farm.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:41 PM
 
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Well, the biggest thing I can see is that Western South Dakota, Western Nebraska is all broken up into small farms, with very few ranches unless possibly in the Black Hills.

Sure, Western Montana has wheat fields. That field is a few hundred acres of a ranch that is a few thousand acres.

Running a few cattle does not make it a ranch, nor does farming a few acres, make it a farm.
Not true. Eastern Montana and the western Dakotas are far more alike than they are different.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:21 AM
 
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Not true. Eastern Montana and the western Dakotas are far more alike than they are different.
Ok, if you say so. I have lived in both and see a vast difference. Maybe you see it differently, and that's fine.
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:46 AM
 
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Ok, if you say so. I have lived in both and see a vast difference. Maybe you see it differently, and that's fine.
Where did you live? I mean, do you think there's a huge difference between say, Malta, MT and Dickinson, ND?
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