Essentials of Geography Volume 1

Essentials of Geography Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... You have already studied some of the kinds of manufacturing that are carried on in the North Central region. There is an abundance of raw material in the products of the fields, the forests, and the mines. Power is furnished by waterfalls and by coal, crude petroleum, and natural gas. There is a large population to do the work of manufacturing and to make use of the manufactured articles; and there are good water routes and plenty of railroads for sending the manufactured goods to distant markets. The wheat, corn, and other grains furnish the raw material for use in the flour mills (Fig. 227) and breakfast food factories. The raising of orchard fruits, vegetables, and berries has led to the growth of an extensive canning industry (Fig. 228). Some of the wool from the sheep ranches is made into cloth, and the hides of the cattle and sheep are made into shoes and other kinds of leather goods. The dairying, meat-packing, and ironmanufacturing industries have already been studied (Sees. 140, 142). In this great farming section many agricultural tools and machines are needed, and the wood and iron necessary for their manufacture are close at hand. The articles made include plows, harrows, reaping machines, threshing machines, . tractors, and wagons. Among the cities where this industry is carried on are Columbus and Dayton in Ohio; Evansville, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and South Bend in Indiana; and Chicago, Peoria, and Springfield in Illinois (Fig. 229). The forests also furnish lumber for all kinds of building, and for the manufacture of pulp and paper. One of the newer industries in this group of states is the manufacture of automobiles. This industry has reached Fig. 229. Casting mower wheels, harvester works, Chicago first importance more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236919084
  • 9781236919083