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Old 07-16-2009, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Valley City, ND
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Ummmm.....There's a huge difference between ND & NE and CT. What do you plan to do when you get there?

If you're job looking, you may find a job in the oil patch. House or apartments of any sort are few and far between.

Do you do any shopping? I doubt there are any chain stores in DivideCounty other than gas stations. Williston, in the next county south has some fast food places, and, oh yes, they have a Wal-Mart, now, too. Any other shopping would be a good 2 hour drive to Minot or 4 hours to Bismarck.

Do you go to big name concerts? You could go to the state fair in Minot. Otherwise it's Fargo – 7 or 8 hours or Grand Forks - 6 hours.

A friend’s daughter was being recruited to be a pharmacist in Williston and the salary was $100,000 more than anywhere else in the state, but they weren’t getting any takers.


DivideCounty had a pop of 2,283 in 2000. The county covers 1294 sq. miles. There are 4 towns in the county - Ambrose pop. 23, Crosby pop. 1089, Fortuna pop. 31, and Noonan pop. 154. 14% lived below the poverty line. Average household income was a bit over $30,000. There is 1 school in the county.

Williams, the next county south had a pop of 19,761 spread over 2148 sq. miles. There are 8 townsin the county. The 6 smallest have pops. of 26, 51,79, 129, 202, and 534 for the 6 smallest. Tioga had 1125 and Williston had 12512 people. 11% of the pop was living below the poverty level. Average income was about $31,500.

Burke Co is east of Divide. It had a land area of 1129 sq. miles and a pop. of 2242.
There are 6 towns with Bowbells (pop. 406) and PowersLake (pop. 303) being the only two over 200 people. Average household income was $25,330, with nearly 12% below the poverty level.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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One good thing about Conneticut is.................

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Old 07-16-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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Are you kidding? The comparison of the Nebraska panhandle and northwestern North Dakota to Connetticut is like comparing Dallas to west Texas.

Neither NE or northwestern ND are backward type areas, but they are extremely desolate. If you've never visited there before, you have no idea what's waiting for you. There's nothing like Williston in January to make the not so hardy sole run south. This is where the term "wind chill factor" was invented. Connetticut is for nice, gentile, soft yuppies searching for the nearest Starbucks.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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It is my opinion that CT and rural is a contradiction. What passes as "rural" in CT is really just suburban compared to a real rural area. Then there's the laws...when a state is primarily urban the laws tend to be written from that perspective. Namely, big government, lots of taxes, etc. You are required by law in CT to be connected to the power grid. Insane...then too it's my understanding it's illegal to even butcher your own meat there. Get my point? If you want a rural state in New England...go with VT, NH or ME. Choose a state that's primarily rural if you want to live in a rural area, or else the city types will be imposing foolishness on you. All of those three states I listed have positives and negatives. The West has some rural areas that makes even these states look crowded. NE, ND, SD, WY, MT, AK...all of them have vast amounts of wilderness and even what isn't, isn't that crowded (other than a handful of urban centers).
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Are you kidding? The comparison of the Nebraska panhandle and northwestern North Dakota to Connetticut is like comparing Dallas to west Texas.

Neither NE or northwestern ND are backward type areas, but they are extremely desolate. If you've never visited there before, you have no idea what's waiting for you. There's nothing like Williston in January to make the not so hardy sole run south. This is where the term "wind chill factor" was invented. Connetticut is for nice, gentile, soft yuppies searching for the nearest Starbucks.
Ain't that the truth. I have acreage in the Williston area and snapped quite a few pictures. I show it to people at work and they are amazed at how desolate the place is. These people know only the Chicago suburbs so it's quite a shock. I can only imagine if they actually visited in person what their reaction would be.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Agreed, there's woods and then there's rural.

In my brief foray to CT to visit kinfolk, I was impressed with its beauty and nice countryside. As for the laws, you can have them.
Cities breed crime and do-gooders, not that there's much difference.

As others have said, a city-dominated state will have the most freedom-restrictive laws compared to more rural states, generally.

But in CT you will not drive for long stretches on the interstate without seeing ONE CAR (or truck). That was Wyoming the last time we drove through it.

Pretty weird when you're used to urban madness and the sort of homicidal/suicidal vehicle-aimers you see near Boston.
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