This set is a revised and expanded version of the original State Maps series, which was issued in 1889.
The back of each card in this series contains an educational narrative describing each state or territory and providing various facts and figures about it in a standard format. Such things as geographical location, size (both land area and water area), state capital, terrain, principal minerals, farm crops, manufactured goods, climate, and population are all summarized.
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Michigan is bounded by Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Ohio, Indiana, Lake Michigan and Wisconsin; gross area, 57,980 sq. miles; land area, 57,480 sq. miles; water area, 500 sq. miles; capital, Lansing.
The State is divided by the Great Lakes into two peninsulas, the lower of which occupies nearly two-thirds of the land area. The surface of the Southern peninsula is generally level while the Northern is rocky and mountainous. There are numerous lakes in both peninsulas, and the coast is much indented. The soil is very fertile in the South, and is especially adapted to fruit and berry growing.
The principal farm crops are corn, hay, oats, wheat, potatoes, barley, rye and buckwheat. Among the fruits are grapes, cranberries, cherries, strawberries, applies, pears, peaches and plums. Save the signatures on every Arbuckle wrapper. Get beautiful, useful gifts--articles you have always wanted.
Michigan has a great mineral wealth, expecially in copper and iron. The State ranks second in the United States in its iron production and third in copper.
The principal industries are lumber, flour and grist mill products, foundry and machine shop products, furniture, tobacco, iron and steel, clothing, ship building and automobiles.
The climate of the Southern portion of Michigan is comparatively mild, but that of the northern is cold and rigorous in winter.
Population in 1910, 1,454,534 males and 1,355,639 females, of whom 2,212,623 were of native and 597,550 of foreign birth; white, 2,785,247; negro, 17,115; Indian, 7,519; Chinese, 241; Japanese, 49; all others, 2. Total population, 2,810,173.