Chapter 13 - Cultural Regions

Within the United States, Jefferson is located in the northwest region. People throughout the northwest, including Jefferson, tend to be more concerned about environmental issues and take great pride in their own relatively undamaged environment. The environmental quality of the region also attracts those who value nature from across the county.
Being half way between the cities of San Fransisco and Portland, Jefferson gets a large amount of north-south traffic. This brings much needed tourism, but also influences the culture of the area. There are local concentrations of hippies, especially in Jackson County and Humboldt County. There are also large numbers of backwoodsfolk, hillbillies, yokels, and rednecks. While certain areas have developed and progressed culturally, much of Jefferson remains sparsely inhabited, poor, and culturally dated.

Above: typical hippie van, Humboldt County