We've made a lot of maps of the Midwest over the years. It's probably the main reason we're viewed as international sex symbols. These might 12 states (13 if you count the UP) are a powerful collection. A shape created by the Great Lake on the East, the Ohio River on the South, arbitrary lines of Longitude and Latitude on the West and North. It is a shape that says, "I am strong. I am beautiful. I celebrate REO Speedwagon's entire catalogue."
All the states that could have been:
By the numbers:
Possibly not to scale:
Nothing sexier than topography:
The Garden of Eden: