GEO 333: Geography of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region

Part IV.  Historical and Human Geography

A. Pre-European demography 

B. European settlement 

C. The lumbering era 

D. Early and mid 20th century 

E. Geography of people

F. Future trends

D.  The early and mid 20th century 

a time series of population maps
boom and bust towns
CCC camps
onset of the National and State Forests
onset of agriculture
       FEATURE: Why did they settle/farm where they did?
the auto industry
       why Michigan?
       Henry Ford (also, here)
       R.E. Olds
       the city of Flint's contributions



Physical Geography

Physiographic regions 

Contemporary land uses