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Old 08-17-2020, 07:16 PM
 
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People in rural Wisconsin rarely wear anything more formal than a Packers sweatshirt and jeans, but the Driftless Region has more of a “live and let live” vibe, so it will be fine.

In terms of politics, some rural areas in Wisconsin are very conservative and some are more left leaning. The Driftless Region usually votes Democratic.
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Old 08-20-2020, 07:00 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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People in rural Wisconsin rarely wear anything more formal than a Packers sweatshirt and jeans, but the Driftless Region has more of a “live and let live” vibe, so it will be fine.

In terms of politics, some rural areas in Wisconsin are very conservative and some are more left leaning. The Driftless Region usually votes Democratic.
I agree. The only solidly blue areas are Madison, home of UW and so many of the partially educated, and the SE, where voting is dominated by racial factors. The rest of the state probably thinks more along "big vs small govt" attitude (consistent with the live & let love philosophy") rather than some more specific ideology. That's why WI seem to be drifting to the right. ...Whatever your stance, I don't think politics need be considered too deeply here.

The Driftless is a unique ecological region. Due to it's irregular topography with lack of large, flat areas, it doesn't lend itself well to large farming operations, and is home to many small scale, organic farms. There are several arts communities & theaters...and excellent fishing.

Being an immigrant from Chicago, I have the advantage of observing from a slightly different POV. I've said this here many times-- WI has a definite, pleasant European flavor to it compared to The Big City-- shops, festivals & such.

Public TV runs a program that highlights towns around the state. https://www.pbs.org/show/around-corn...vern/episodes/
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Old 08-25-2020, 06:54 AM
 
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We live in a rural, conservative Area not too far from Madison. Plenty of horse people around, in fact, we are selling our hobby farm, it’s on the market now and we’re having two open houses this week. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll get you some information. Good luck!
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Old 08-25-2020, 10:36 PM
 
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I've lived in WI all my life. To my knowledge, we don't do cowboy here, much. Not the way you're thinking. I've known farm people with horses. 4H is the thing, not rodeo. No one here rides the range, wrangling cattle, breaking broncs or riding bulls.

If you want cowboy and a climate you can live with (I, too, hate heat), look to Montana, Utah, Wyoming. I've long thought Montana would be an area I could easily move to. I hate hot weather and don't mind our winters. Actually, past 20 years in WI, we haven't had much winter the way they were when I was a kid - we don't get the cold or the snow.

Been watching TV series Yellowstone this summer - some beautiful country in Montana and Utah, and they are ALL cowboys. Wild horse ranges out there, too. You wouldn't be out of place in that gear.
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Old 08-26-2020, 10:59 AM
 
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I am in the Midwest and I sure turn some heads when I walk down the street dressed up in cowboy boots, hat and assless chaps. <blushing>
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Old 08-26-2020, 11:32 PM
 
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I know that in my trips through the Dairy State, I've seen one heck of a lot more Boy Cows than Cowboys. Make sure you give both a wide berth, none of 'em like to feel crowded.
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