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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...205,8(6; Grand Rapids, an important manufacturing center, second in size, population, 60,278; Saginaw and Bay City are important points for export of lumber and salt; population, Saginaw, 46,322; Bay City, 27,839; Lansing, the capital, has a population of 13,103. Beside Detroit, Marquette, Port Huron, and Grand Haven are ports of entry. UKBAN POPULATION.--There are thirty-nine cities and towns of 4,000 or more inhabitants. Greatest numerical increases during decade found in Detroit, 89,536; Grand Rapids, 28,462; Saginaw, 10,781; Muskegon, 11,440. Percentages of increase greatest in Menominee, 223.30 per cent; West Bay City, 102.92 per cent; Muskegon, 101.58 per cent; Marquette, 93.88 per cent. AGRICULTURE.--Agriculture, a leading industry. Wheat, the most important crop, production, 1891, 30,305,000 bushels, value, 1:7,486,910; oats, 30.380,000 bushels, value, $9,689,441. State occupies an important place among those that produce buckwneat. Latest reports give area under buckwheat as 70,046 acres, yield, 811,977 bushels; barley, 99,305 acres, yield, 2, 533,376 bushels. HORTICULTURE.--As a grower of peaches, apples, strawberries, and other fruits of the temperate climate, Michigan is one of the foremost states in the country. In 1890 there were 210,164 acres under apples; sales aggregated, 1,499.158 bushels; peaches, 20,134 acres; sales, 40.625 bushels; value of apples and peaches, $944,832; value cherries, pears, and plums sold, $65,217; strawberries, $166,033; other berries, $367,398; grapes. $123,35)4. LIVE STOCK.--Farm animals, 1891: Horses, 519,896, value, $40,757,393; mules, 3,779, value, $353,991; milch cows, 459,475, value, $11,187,674; oxen, and other cattle, 508,938, value, $10.521,389; sheep, 2,351,779, value, $7,560,338; swine, more

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  • English
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