Regional Geography
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Go Ahead, Try Drawing an Outline of the Midwest on a Map

Go Ahead, Try Drawing an Outline of the Midwest on a Map | Regional Geography |
No one quite agrees on what counts as America's "Midwest," but its pattern of urbanization is one of a kind.

Via John Blunnie
Seth Dixon's insight:

Regions can have very nebulous borders...the Midwest is a perfect example of a vernacular region with as many different borders as there are people to draw them. 

John Blunnie's curator insight, July 27, 2013 5:49 PM

Article on what American's consider the "midwest". Its interesting how different people can view were a region is when it has no official boundaries.

Mark Solomon's curator insight, August 21, 2013 10:31 AM

The American Midwest is a good example of a vernacular region, as it is perceived in different ways by many different people as an important part of their cultural history.

Al Picozzi's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:08 PM

It really is hard to determine the regions as everyone has their own ideas and opinions of what consititues a region.  Some I think are easy because they have been set in history, like New England. It is the six north east states that has long been set in history.  However something like the South is hard to define.  Is Texas the south becasue it fought with the south in the Civil War or is it part of the west because it is west of the Mississippi? 

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