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1 THE MIDWEST States

2 Midwest Includes:

3 Midwest Environment Rainfall decreases… Steppe – Prairie – Forest SPF

4 Midwest Agriculture Conditions for agri. – Terrain – Soil

5 Midwest Agriculture Water – Rain – Groundwater Ogallala Aquifer  Irrigation

6 Corn “Corn Belt”

7 Corn Used for: – 20% – 40%

8 Soybeans Easier to grow… – Effect on soil – Climate tolerance

9 Soybeans Uses Uses:

10 Wheat States Drier…

11 Wheat Harvest

12 Dairy Farming States

13 WISCONSIN

14 Problems with Midwest Agriculture Unpredictable … Small farmers - vulnerable – Family farms – Corporate farms – Rural population

15 US Manufacturing Belt Great Lakes to Northeast Why there? – Resources … – Water transport… – Large markets (cities) … – Historical events…

16 US Auto Industry Detroit, MI Henry Ford – Detroit native – Improved … – Assembly line “Big Three” US auto makers – Based in … – Decline … Competition …

17 Detroit, MI Detroit Pistons “Motor City” “Motown”

18 Ohio Manufacturing – Affected by … – Cleveland On … Between: – Akron – Toledo IRON COAL

19 Cleveland

20 Michigan 2 Peninsulas – Lower Peninsula – Upper Pen. Surrounded by …

21 Sault Ste Marie, MI Canal between Lakes …

22 Battle Creek, MI

23 ,766725,064867, ,6781,426,7041,639, ,568,6622,325,7392,655, ,623,4522,544,2872,911, ,849,5683,219,2563,700, ,670,1444,012,6074,660, ,514,0634,490,9025,289, ,203,3684,387,7835,203, ,027,9744,266,6545,095, ,2704,441,5515,357, ,7774,296,2505,218,852 Detroit, MI Population

24 Detroit Ethnicity City of Detroit – Black – Median family income Oakland County (suburb) – White – Median family income 8 Mile Road

25 Detroit Ethnicity Arab-Americans

26 Indiana Agriculture

27 Indianapolis Capital Hub Auto industry

28 Gary, IN Industry

29 South Bend, IN University

30 Southern Indiana Quarries Bloomington “Breaking Away”

31 Illinois Chicago – 3 rd largest city… – On Lake _______________ – Canal to link Chicago to … – Water access …

32 Chicago Railway hub Air hub Economic center of Midwest

33 Chicago Ethnicity

34 Wisconsin Main cities … Forests …

35 Wisconsin German immigrants Milwaukee

36 Minnesota Prairie/Forest Transition

37 Minnesota Voyageurs Nat’l Park

38 Mesabi Range Iron Ore … Duluth…

39 Minnesota Lake of the Woods

40 Minnesota Source of the Mississippi River – Falls … Head of navigation…

41 Minneapolis-St. Paul “Twin Cities” Immigrants

42 Minneapolis-St. Paul Original home to … Now… Target Center…

43 Minneapolis-St. Paul Food Processing 3M

44 Minneapolis-St. Paul Mall of America

45 Iowa Xlnt Soil & Agriculture Rural  Urban migration

46 Missouri Mississippi River… Missouri River… St. Louis … – “Gateway to the _______”

47 Kansas City, MO Largest city… On _____________ River Start of overland trails westward

48 Ozark Plateau, MO Branson

49 Joplin, MO 2011

50 Tornado Alley

51 Kansas Severe weather

52 Kansas Tornado Damage

53 Kansas Winter Wheat – Planted in … – Sprouts before … – Harvested …

54 Wichita, KS Largest city – Manufacturing

55 Nebraska Platte River Oregon Trail… Chimney Rock

56 Nebraska Settled mainly from 1860s Homestead Act, 1862 Trans-Continental RR, 1869

57 Omaha, NE Largest City

58 South Dakota Higher elevations … Black Hills

59 South Dakota ______________ Indians Chief Crazy Horse Monument Pine Ridge Reservation

60 South Dakota Badlands Nat’l Park

61 Sturgis, SD

62 Sioux Falls, SD Largest city

63 North Dakota Red River on eastern border – Old …. – Xlnt soil – Spring Wheat

64 North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Nat’l Park

65 Fargo, ND

66 North Dakota Missouri River dams

67 Missouri River Lewis & Clark Expedition ( )

68 North Dakota Energy Resources

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