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STATE AND TERRITORY MAPS - REISSUE
#12 - ILLINOIS

Size: 3" x 5"
Copyrighted: 1915
Lithographer: Unidentified

Illinois map - Watch Making; Agricultural Machinery
Area: 56,665 sq. mi
Population: 5,638,591
Scenes: Watch Making; Agricultural Machinery

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ILLINOIS
Illinois is bounded by Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin and Lake Michigan; gross area, 56,665 sq. miles; land area, 56,043 sq. miles; water area, 622 sq. miles; capital, Springfield. The principal rivers are the Mississippi and Ohio. More than a million women are saving signatures from Arbuckle packages for beautiful, valuable premiums.
     The surface of the State is generally flat, rising in an inclined plane from a depression near Cairo to an elevation of 820 feet in Jo Daviess Country. Illinois, or Prairie State, derives its name from the great prairies or natural meadows.
     Illinois is one of the foremost States in agriculture, producing large crops of hay, oats, wheat, corn, etc., and among its chief products are strawberries, cherries, plums, peaches, grapes, apples, potatoes, tobacco, maple sugar, hops, flax and broomcorn.
     Among the important mineral productions are coal, mineral waters, clay, natural gas and petroleum. There are also deposits of lead, copper, gypsum, limestone and marble.
     The principal industries are farming, slaughtering, meat packing, iron and steel manufacturing, watch making and agricultural machinery.
     The climate of Illinois is generally mild, with the exception of the northern portion of the State, which is invariably several degrees lower in temperature. The counties bordering on Lake Michigan are becoming popular as summer resorts.
     Population in 1910, 2,911,674 males and 2,726,917 females, of whom 4,433,277 were of native and 1,205,314 of foreign birth; white, 5,526,962; negro, 109,049; Indian, 188; Chinese, 2,103; Japanese, 285; all others, 4. Total population, 5,638,591.
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