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Identifier: historicalgeogra00inpark
Title: The historic geography of Detroit
Year: 1918 (1910s)
Authors: Parkins, A. E. (Almon Ernest), 1879-1940 cn
Subjects: Anthropo-geography
Publisher: Lansing, Michigan Historical Commission
Adding Library: Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
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bout 22per penny.^^ The increase in populace in the Lakes region, thereduction in cost of transportation, the more percapita wealth, and also the better leistue have actually contrib-uted toward enhancing the passenger traffic. Thetotal range people reported through the differentdistricts in the Great Lakes in 1906 ended up being 16,300,000. 63. Roberts, SkctcJics of this City associated with the Straits, 20; Distumcll, Trip Througli Lakes and St. Lawrence Valley (1857), 135. 64. Farmer, Map of Michigan (1870). 65. Maybe not individually detailed. {Eleventh Census (1890), Transporta- tion by-water, 339). 66. Ibid. rji ■ o: j. ■MK 228 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF DETROIT with this quantity Detroit was paid with 7,400,000,or about 45 percent of this total. These figures in-cluded individuals held by ferries, excursions steam-ers, by passenger and freight vessels, these notbeing separately listed. The remarkable showingmade by Detroit inside passenger business is due tothe location of the city on a big navigable river

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between Lake Erie plus the Upper Lakes. The citypark on Belle Isle, Windsor contrary, many recreationparks regarding the islands in St. Clair and Detroit riversand in Lake Erie, while the a few pond locations to whichsteam.er outlines expand from Detroit, all contribute togive Detroit a great passenger traffic.*^^ 67. Transp.by Liquid, Census Kept. (1906), lU. 68. Evans responses with this as early as 1818. See Thvvaites, Early Western Travels, VIII, 222 (Evans). ..■ I 1; : GREAT LAKES NAVIGATION 229 Detroit reaps just ultimately some great benefits of facilitiesfor transportation offered by most cargo carriersof the Lakes. The mines, the forests, and grainfields regarding the Great Lakes area would be the sources from,which almost all of the com.m.odities continued the Lakesoriginate. In 1898 coal, iron ore, lumber, whole grain, andflour constituted almost 92 percent associated with the total traffic Receipts Shi p m e n t-s lO 5 n i M ► « . T o-o 3 5 10 IS Duluth Supf rior-VV. 5up«nor Ashtabola _ Bu-f-falo Chicago -S.ChicagoC

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