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Old 11-06-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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The end of the midwest is much easier than most of you are making it. Look around where you are. Where most of the rural men quit wearing seed corn caps with redwing boots and start wearing cowboy hats and boots, that's where the transition is.

Case closed. Now wasn't that easy?
[eyeing Nashville] Durn, the end of the midwest sure'nuf is a long ways east of here!
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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[eyeing Nashville] Durn, the end of the midwest sure'nuf is a long ways east of here!
Ah, but how many seed corn caps are EAST of you. You're more apt to see a do-rag than a seed corn cap.

You've got to have the transition.

This is real science at work here.
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Old 06-10-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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I think it depends WHERE in Eastern Montana you are talking about. I grew up in a farming community near the North Dakota Border (Baker MT/Golva ND). A lot of Eastern Montana communities (especially those adjacent ND) are made up primarily of Germans and Scandinavians. Therefore these communities share much in common with those further east in North Dakota, Minnesota & Wisconsin. I live in Louisville, KY now but I have to say that having lived in the Twin Cities that I feel MUCH more at home there and feel that a sense of belonging culturally much more so than here. I really didn't find that much difference between Minnesota people and those I grew up with. I think the people are reserved, friendly, selfreliant, respectful of other's space. Geographically and economically most people were drawn more toward the Twin Cities (a 10 hour drive) than to Denver or Seattle.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:39 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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in a word NO.
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Geographically and economically most people were drawn more toward the Twin Cities (a 10 hour drive) than to Denver or Seattle.
Personally I think Denver is from another planet
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Upper Midwest
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I mean if people consider Pittsburgh a part of the Midwest, why not Eastern Montana?

Geographically speaking, Eastern Montana is definitely in the north-central United States.

In a lot of Eastern Montana, farming is more common than ranching.

What do you think?
You've gotta be joking....
(I guess that makes my opinion pretty clear.)

And Pittsburgh is a beautiful city, but I don't really consider that part of the midwest. A city that's a day's drive from New York City isn't part of the midwest, IMHO.
In my head the midwest ends at Ohio going east (and even that probably isn't technically correct since they're in the eastern time zone), and ends at Fargo going west... maybe Bismarck. But Bismarck would be the farthest west I would consider to be part of the upper midwest.

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Old 06-15-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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Short answer: "No".

In all the years I lived in Montana, I never heard anyone refer to Montana as the "Midwest". West or Rocky Mountain State, perhaps, but never "Midwest", which is a tremendous misnomer in itself. The term "Heartland" is a much more accurate term, since the "Midwest" has always been a horrible description -- about the only thing it is west of is the Atlantic states.

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