Tuesday, January 20, 2009


My hometown (population 380) from a plane. It is Flyover Country. That is the "Lodgepole Valley" and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, along with Highway 30 and Interstate 80.

This is how the term is defined.

Flyover country and flyover states are Americanisms describing the region of the United States west of the Delaware River–Delmarva Peninsula and east of California's Central Valley. The terms are often used in a pejorative sense.

They are references to the regions of the country passed over during inter-coastal flights —e.g., flights between the nation's two largest cities, New York City and Los Angeles. Flyover country thus refers to the part of the country that some Americans only view by air and never actually see in person at ground level.

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