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  •  This is pretty good (2+ / 0-)
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    KenBee, Dave in Northridge

    Although, the borders aren't set in stone.

    I think you have a tiny strip of about two miles of Yankeedom that runs along the southern coast of Lake Erie, but Greater Appalacia extends pretty much into western New York state.

    I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business.

    by CFAmick on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 09:35:55 PM PDT

    •  yes, new york is a strange mix of Appalachian (1+ / 0-)
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      Dave in Northridge

      French, Yankee, British Isles and Germans and Dutch settlers...a broad brush of Yankeedom is pretty catch all, the above comments about New York are on the , money, eastern Michigan, western NYS, southern Ontario are very similar, probably many areas are fuzzy like that, and like all generalities, more is learned by arguing about them than using them..or something.

      This machine kills Fascists.

      by KenBee on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 11:35:25 PM PDT

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    •  Another area is the middle of the "Left Coast" (1+ / 0-)
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      Dave in Northridge

      (Although I consider it better fits the label "Far West" than the Inner West region he tagged with those words.)

      In actual fact, the "Left Coast" includes the regions around the Puget Sound, the Willamette Valley, the Bay Area, some parts of the Los Angeles area (I'm always told that Hollywood is a pillar of the Left Coast, but YMMV), & the coastal parts of the states directly to the west of these enclaves. There is no land connections between them; those areas are more in sympathy with the "Far West" in many ways than with the 3 or 4 enclaves I listed. For example, Southern Oregon/Northwest California is full of rural counties that are just as red as any in Nevada, Idaho--or the eastern portion of those 2 states. (Look up "Jefferson (proposed Pacific state)" in Wikipedia for further information).

      But otherwise, an interesting break-down of regional variations in the US & Canada.

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