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Unread 05-02-2012, 10:51 PM
Status: "Nairobi is always right" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Yeah, but East Texas is very different from the gulf area.
North Louisiana is different from South Louisiana, North Mississippi is different from Gulf Coast Mississippi, etc. Grouping in Houston with the rest of East Texas makes perfect sense, to me.
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Unread 05-03-2012, 06:39 AM
 
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Same thing with Tensas, I felt like the Panhandle area was similar to Kansas and Nebraska with more of a reliance on agriculture, and I liked Tensas better than Tebraska, but either would work I think.
As always, during the workweek, I have such limited time to read and reply! And then, during early mornings and evenings, too tired to make much sense! LOL

But anyway, I don't think I was very clear yesterday regarding the panhandle area. The upper panhandle? Yes, it has features (including that of culture and settlement) which have a great deal in common with the Plains Midwest of Kansas, Nebraska, etc. But I really can't go along with the rest of west Texas, except perhaps topgraphically. There are just too many basically Southern influences (church membership, speech, settlement, etc) that differ quite a bit from the plains states north of Oklahoma. But still, that is just MHO, nothing at all against your own criteria and opinions!


BTW -- what program do you use to make these maps? It would be interesting for those of us (like me! LOL) who don't know how, to draw our own for comparrison and discussion, etc.

Gotta get to work. Y'all all have a nice day!
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Unread 05-03-2012, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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North Louisiana is different from South Louisiana, North Mississippi is different from Gulf Coast Mississippi, etc. Grouping in Houston with the rest of East Texas makes perfect sense, to me.
Not to me. But that is one man's opinion.
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Unread 05-03-2012, 07:09 AM
 
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North Louisiana is different from South Louisiana, North Mississippi is different from Gulf Coast Mississippi, etc. Grouping in Houston with the rest of East Texas makes perfect sense, to me.

If I wasnt black and had absolutely no interaction with black people, your statement wouldnt make any sense at all.
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Unread 05-03-2012, 07:34 AM
 
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As always, during the workweek, I have such limited time to read and reply! And then, during early mornings and evenings, too tired to make much sense! LOL

But anyway, I don't think I was very clear yesterday regarding the panhandle area. The upper panhandle? Yes, it has features (including that of culture and settlement) which have a great deal in common with the Plains Midwest of Kansas, Nebraska, etc. But I really can't go along with the rest of west Texas, except perhaps topgraphically. There are just too many basically Southern influences (church membership, speech, settlement, etc) that differ quite a bit from the plains states north of Oklahoma. But still, that is just MHO, nothing at all against your own criteria and opinions!


BTW -- what program do you use to make these maps? It would be interesting for those of us (like me! LOL) who don't know how, to draw our own for comparrison and discussion, etc.

Gotta get to work. Y'all all have a nice day!
Oh, ok, I see. I thought you were just politely saying that my map was complete *******s. Anyway, I am just using MS paint to make the maps. I have downloaded a blank county map of Texas and I just use the fill tool to color them in one at a time. I am looking for a better program myself, if I find one, I will let you know.

Edit: Humm, I didn't think that word would be censored. Must be a British thing.

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Unread 05-03-2012, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Love this thread!
I have my own mapping program so I can spit these out really quick....
I'm not getting the Texafornia region. Is it culture or more along the lines of heavy population? My Texafornia/Texaslyvania (urban state without the baggage of California ) region follows the main urban counties of Texas. The 35-45-10 "triangle" and surrounding counties and is not really cultural based.
My cultural map of Texas-texas1.jpg
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Unread 05-03-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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Love this thread!
I have my own mapping program so I can spit these out really quick....
I'm not getting the Texafornia region. Is it culture or more along the lines of heavy population? My Texafornia/Texaslyvania (urban state without the baggage of California ) region follows the main urban counties of Texas. The 35-45-10 "triangle" and surrounding counties and is not really cultural based.
Attachment 94798
Nice map! I like your thoughts about Texaslyvania. Which program are you using? Is there a trial version available? It takes me a while to make a map in Paint.
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Unread 05-03-2012, 09:17 AM
Status: "Nairobi is always right" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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If I wasnt black and had absolutely no interaction with black people, your statement wouldnt make any sense at all.
I am black but have no idea what you're talking about.
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Unread 05-03-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Nice map! I like your thoughts about Texaslyvania. Which program are you using? Is there a trial version available? It takes me a while to make a map in Paint.
I have MapInfo on my personal computers, and I've used ArcGIS a lot. Both aren't cheap...

Like using the 5 regions to go along with the fact at one time Texas could have broken into 5 states, but if we were to have more, maybe something like this:


More evenly split on culture, physical landscape and economy, instead of just culture.
Texowa: Iowa....agriculture dominate
Tekota: Dakotas....oil/ranching/ag (Edit: Wyoming would also fit, and maybe more so culturally as well?)
Texazona: Arizona....southwestern/desert
Texanois: Illinois....midwestern like, chicago/dallas
Texolina: Carolinas....Parts still very southern, parts urbanized, parts forested, rice production in South Carolina fits with rice along upper Texas coast.
Texaslyvania: Pennslyvania....urban yet rural feel, hills, lots of Germans in both areas
Texatecas: Zacatecas, Mexico....fairly self-explanatory

Judge away!
My cultural map of Texas-texas.gif
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Unread 05-03-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I have MapInfo on my personal computers, and I've used ArcGIS a lot. Both aren't cheap...

Like using the 5 regions to go along with the fact at one time Texas could have broken into 5 states, but if we were to have more, maybe something like this:


More evenly split on culture, physical landscape and economy, instead of just culture.
Texowa: Iowa....agriculture dominate
Tekota: Dakotas....oil/ranching/ag (Edit: Wyoming would also fit, and maybe more so culturally as well?)
Texazona: Arizona....southwestern/desert
Texanois: Illinois....midwestern like, chicago/dallas
Texolina: Carolinas....Parts still very southern, parts urbanized, parts forested, rice production in South Carolina fits with rice along upper Texas coast.
Texaslyvania: Pennslyvania....urban yet rural feel, hills, lots of Germans in both areas
Texatecas: Zacatecas, Mexico....fairly self-explanatory

Judge away!
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I agree with this.
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