In Michigan, the invention and industrialization of the automobile is culturally significant to our identity. But in Guam, the invention of nuclear weapons and their testing at the nearby Marshall Islands is a significant technological history most Americans can't identify with. Just the same, the outboard motor has affected fishing for Alaskan natives significantly, an experience unique to Alaska.
If the goal is to get this history in front of younger generations, a hyper-local scope won't cut it. They won't feel it's relevant to them - a danger I already face due to their distance from analogue life. That is why I've chosen to interview in other states and the territories.