Monday, July 14, 2008

It's April 30, 1960; Do You Know Where You Are?

From The Saturday Evening Post, comes the double-dog-dare, "Where Do You Think You Are?"

East or West, North or South, each of the distinctive areas above appears on the road map of a single state. There is, as the saying goes, "no place like it." Can you identify the states?

Harley P. Cook
Think you know your 1960's maps? (Or perhaps it is more accurate to say 1950's maps...) Maybe you're just a smarty pants. Whatever. Post your (however well-educated) guesses. I'll post the answers later in the week.

7/16/08 Update -- With The Answers!
(complete with 1960 state abbreviations, for that full-bodied retro taste)

1. Mass
2. Colo
3. Mo.
4. Wis.
5. Idaho
6. N.J.
7. Iowa
8. Ariz.
9. Va.
10. Me.
11. S.C.
12. Wash.

Looks like Jason was right - congrats, map geek.

Second Place Steve was just 5 minutes off; story of his life, ey.

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Blogger Miss Janey said...

Pfft- maps! They're so 50s and hard to follow! All Miss Janey can say is Thank goodness her crackberry has GPS.

July 15, 2008 1:28 PM  
Anonymous tomasso said...

I guess wisconsin, but that's an educated guess for now.

July 15, 2008 4:19 PM  
Blogger jason said...

1 massachusetts
2 colorado
3 missouri
4 wisconsin
5 idaho
6 new jersey
7 iowa
8 arizona
9 virginia
10 maine
11 south carolina
12 washington

July 15, 2008 4:59 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Deerfield, MA
Connecticut River is just to the East

Southwest of Mack and Loma CO
I-70 now sits between the river and Mack

Williamsville, MO close to Keener Cave

Eau Claire, WI

Just N of Mountain Home, ID
SE of Boise

Somerville NJ

Denver, Artesian, and Waverly, IA

West of Sunset Crater National Monument; Near Humphreys Peak and North of Flagstaff, AZ

Between Rappahannock Academy and Bowling Green, VA
Right in the middle of Fort AP Hill Military Reservation

On Rutherford Island on the West side of Johns Bay, ME

Conway, SC

Waitsburg, WA, which is right along the Lewis and Clark Trail

July 15, 2008 5:02 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

1 - MA
2 - CO
3 - AR
4 - MO
5 - ID
6 - NJ
7 - IA
8 - AZ
9 - VA
10 - ME
11 - SC
12 - WA

July 15, 2008 5:04 PM  
Blogger W. Craig Trader said...

Without referring to Google:

2) Colorado
4) Wisconsin
5) Idaho
9) Virginia

With the assistance of Wikipedia and Google Maps:

1) Greenfield, Massachusetts
2) Colorado National Monument, Colorado
3) Poplar Bluff, Missouri
4) Altoona, Wisconsin
5) Mountain Home, Idaho
6) Somerville, New Jersey
7) Waverly, Iowa
8) Humphreys Peak, Arizona
9) Bowling Green, Virginia
10) Pemaquid Point Light Station, Maine
11) Conway, South Carolina
12) Waitsburg, Oregon

July 15, 2008 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Each of the distinctive areas above appears on the road map of a single state."

Why can't people in this country read anymore????

July 16, 2008 8:45 AM  
Blogger Wretched Genius said...

It's Iowa. I know because I live there (here), and I have been to most of these places.

July 16, 2008 9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's either Alabama or Georgia

July 16, 2008 9:51 AM  
Blogger Pop Tart said...

Anon (#1, anyway), it also says, "Can you identify the states" -- with an 's'...

July 16, 2008 2:18 PM  
Blogger jason said...

Thanks google + google maps :)

July 17, 2008 12:40 AM  

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