Growing up in Colorado, people from other areas would ask us weird questions all the time. A couple in a grocery store wanted to know where the "general store" was, and acted very disappointed when I told them that the only "general store" I knew of just sold tourist junk. Everyone I know shops at grocery stores and department stores, just like everywhere else. A few people asked where the gold was. Not gold mines, just "Where's all the gold?". Even during the Colorado gold rush, I don't think you'd have been able to just walk into town and pick gold up off the streets. One guy and his wife ended up getting mad at each other when he said it was a shame there were no buffalo around town and his wife said it was a shame that cattle were allowed to live so close to town!
In addition - I didn't grow up on a ranch, I have never owned a horse, almost nobody in my family hunts and we have all the modern conveniences like running water, electricity, cars and a/c.