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
    Tobacco
  2.  Potatoes.  Same deal: the Americas.

    Potatoes
    Potatoes
  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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