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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.
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.
principal farm crops are corn, hay, oats,
wheat, potatoes, barley, rye and
buckwheat. Among the fruits are grapes,
cranberries, cherries, strawberries,
apples, pears, peaches and plums. Save
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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.
principal industries are lumber, flour
and grist mill products, foundry and
machine shop products, furniture,
tobacco, iron and steel, clothing, ship
building and automobiles.
of the Southern portion of Michigan is
comparatively mild, but that of the
northern is cold and rigorous in winter.
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.
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