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  •  Can't rec or tip this diary. (5+ / 0-)

    Too many generalizations.

    See the extreme NE part of MN? Not only rural but also wilderness.

    No association with other types of people? Our farm was 1 mile back on a dirt road. Go to the highway, cross it, and another mile back on that dirt road was a large Native American family. My grandparents used go ricing with them in the old days.

    They were our 2nd closest neighbors. (Actually 1st closest by the road. Our closest neighbors were 1 mile away thru the woods and about 3 miles away using the back roads.)

    And my other grandfather lived 7 miles away, also on a backwoods farm. He met my grandmother at Hamline U in their younger days.

    They were all FDR supporters.
    Also supporters of Gov Olson of the Farmer-Labor Party, before it became the DFL. A DFLer just beat a Teabagger for US Rep in that part of MN.

    Generalizations do not lead to greater understanding. For that we have to go deeper into maps and other data.

    I think you have the start of a good diary here. There is much to be said for the urban melting pot, esp where labor hx is concerned.

    But plz don't write off the rural areas just yet.

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    by JayRaye on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 08:06:21 AM PST

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