Where O Where Has My Middle-Earth Gone?

Where is The Lord of the Rings set?  I say it’s the Americas.  Here’s why:

  1.  Pipeweed.  That’s tobacco, sure enough, and that’s a native American species.

    Quit smoking
  2.  Potatoes.  Same deal: the Americas.

  3. The Great River.  Nothing in Europe, and especially nothing in England, can compare with either the Mighty Mississippi or the Amazon.
Mississippi Watershed
The Mississippi River


Conclusion:  The Lord of the Rings, totally in the Americas.

Legolas at Sequoia National Forest

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