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Old 02-15-2020, 02:22 AM
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As someone who lives in the more rural part of the Ozarks in Arkansas, and actually knows a lot of the town references, it really does sound like it's Northern Arkansas. Springfield and Branson felt like big cities when he was a kid, just over the border. I hear about Taney County a lot in the local news, and Silver Dollar City is a fun place to go. Eureka Springs was always that more "worldly" city that I'm surprised has as low a population as it does. Little Rock is the first state capital I think of, and it and Kansas City are the largest cities I've ever been to.

The references I remember from the show always felt like (my part of) Arkansas to me, to the point I didn't realize that there was any contention about where they were from. The accents aren't quite right (though Jed's sounds quite familiar), but it otherwise just fits.