Talk:American Industry Tour

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  • A fine start to an interesting travel topic, but not the same thing as I suggested above. The Rust Belt is a modern-day cultural region whose appeal to the tourist starts but does not end with industrial history. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 21:56, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
    • Wouldn't a Rust Belt region be almost the same as the Great Lakes region? Powers (talk) 01:14, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  • There'd be a good degree of overlap, but they're not totally analogous: the Rust Belt would also include West Virginia, most of Pennsylvania outside the immediate Philadelphia area, and the Mississippi River corridor south as far as St. Louis, and would exclude any part of Canada. The Great Lakes article as it is now is a pretty generalized overview of the region from a tourist's perspective, which is fine; a Rust Belt article could focus more on industrial history and heritage tourism without turning it into a full-blown historical travel topic as Hobbitschuster has. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 01:26, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
The Erie Canal covers parts of upstate New York which are excluded from the Manufacturing Belt tour. /Yvwv (talk) 00:15, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
...but which are part of the Rust Belt.
Also problematic is the title of the article. While a large percentage of Americans would probably be able to suss out what region "Manufacturing Belt" refers to, it's not a term that is widely used. I'd say if we are going to continue to treat the article as an itinerary rather than an extrahierarchical region, Industrial American Tour is a far better title.
-- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:27, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
I agree. Or Rust Belt, which is a recognized term in the US. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:57, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
I have no strong opinions on the name. Any of the suggestions is good with me. /Yvwv (talk) 11:06, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

New article: Motorcities Tour[edit]

The MotorCities National Heritage Area contains a long range of museums and heritage venues, maybe too many to be mentioned in this article. Maybe we need a new tour, for motor enthusiasts? For instance, many people in Sweden would love a tour of American cars. /Yvwv (talk) 23:25, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Chinese rust belt[edit]

Northeast China is also sometimes called the "rust belt", as that article mentions.

Should that be mentioned here? Ignored as a minor point? (I lean toward that) Do we need a disambig page? Change the name of this article? Pashley (talk) 15:51, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Now mentioned under the See also section. /Yvwv (talk) 16:06, 21 December 2015 (UTC)