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Old 04-13-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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Had no idea, I never noticed this. (and I thought I was a geek ) You're right, I looked around here in St Paul and all of the stoplights I saw were "black plate". BTW, the intersection you asked me to Google was less than 1/2 mile from my apartment when I lived in Milwaukee a couple decades ago. Seeing that corner brought back memories.
Nearly all of NYC features yellow plate stoplights as well. Generally, older cities and established towns with older infrastructure that don't get updated as often will likely feature yellow plate stoplights- primarily in the eastern US.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Paris
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I honestly thought this thread was a joke about flyover country or a question from someone foreign, now that I opened it... facepalm...

Great-plains and great-lakes basically make up the midwest region, rust-belt refers to a set of cities.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I honestly thought this thread was a joke about flyover country or a question from someone foreign, now that I opened it... facepalm...

Great-plains and great-lakes basically make up the midwest region, rust-belt refers to a set of cities.
That and the rust belt goes into the northeast as well. And the great lakes actually.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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That and the rust belt goes into the northeast as well. And the great lakes actually.
And further south into Charleston, WV and Kingsport, TN.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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And further south into Charleston, WV and Kingsport, TN.
Really? I have always known the rust belt to be a northern thing.

I've never seen anything that far south considered part of the rust belt.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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Really? I have always known the rust belt to be a northern thing.

I've never seen anything that far south considered part of the rust belt.
I don't know, but those areas tended to have more of a decline in manufacturing and a northern feel to the architecuture, particularly Charleston.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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I don't know, but those areas tended to have more of a decline in manufacturing and a northern feel to the architecuture, particularly Charleston.
I'd agree with this, but culturally these places are not the rust belt. they dialect, culture, and demographics all are unquestionably southern. Charleston has nothing culturally in common with Cleveland or Pittsburgh.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:24 AM
 
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I'd agree with this, but culturally these places are not the rust belt. they dialect, culture, and demographics all are unquestionably southern. Charleston has nothing culturally in common with Cleveland or Pittsburgh.
yes but I wouldn't say culture, dialect and demographics have anything to do with being rust belt. The eastern cities in the rust belt such as Syracuse and Rochester have nothing in common with places like Toledo or Akron.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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I'd agree with this, but culturally these places are not the rust belt. they dialect, culture, and demographics all are unquestionably southern. Charleston has nothing culturally in common with Cleveland or Pittsburgh.

Charleston, WV reminds many people of a smaller Pittsburgh.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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yes but I wouldn't say culture, dialect and demographics have anything to do with being rust belt. The eastern cities in the rust belt such as Syracuse and Rochester have nothing in common with places like Toledo or Akron.
Actually apart from accent they are quite similar. At least I never noted a difference. And I've been to all cities mentioned several times. Particularly Toledo.
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