Re: Railroad territories and geographical divisions of the US.

Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...>

That would be the "100th Meridian", supposedly the dividing point between where farming was possible without irrigation and where it wasn't.

. . . At least that's what it said on a sign at a rest stop on I-80 in 1983.


----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Nelson

FWIW, there really isn't a simple answer to EXACTLY where the west begins
but in general terms I think the best answer is somewhere whithin the
diagonal region along the front range, most of which was once populated by
Bison, and east of where the mountains begin: too dry for farming, too flat
to call the Rockies.

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