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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    Just behind the Cheddar Curtain! Do you still call IL people FIBS?

    I'm in the NW burbs.
    Yes, but more commonly flatlanders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    The last time I was home I realized I couldn’t live there again even though I have many good friends there. I am so used to having something going on all the time right in town without having to drive anywhere.
    You want something going on? In my little 35k pop town we are celebrating Sputnik Fest this weekend. It commemorates a chunk of a Sputnik satellite crashing into 8th and Park many years ago. There will be music and food and an alien pet parade. We also have a Miss Space Debris pageant. You don’t need huge crowds for culture.

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    The pet parade would be the highlight for me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    I was born in Chicago, where “up north” began somewhere around Half Day Road. When I first moved to WI, I thought I was “up north”, but the further north I move the further up the definition of up north seems to be.
    Same in CA. I grew up in the San Joaquin Valley. To me, San Francisco is NOT the north!

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    In Michigan "Up North" is right around Clare, where you start seeing the first birch trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiouzQ. View Post
    In Michigan "Up North" is right around Clare, where you start seeing the first birch trees.
    And it is 'official' as a sign just before the first Clare exit heading north says 'Gateway To The North'.

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