Tuesday, February 21, 2017
MICHIGAN Porcupine Mountains Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is 15 miles west of Ontonagon in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The park's 60,000 acres are one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. Towering virgin timber, secluded lakes and miles of wild rivers and streams make a visit to the "Porkies" a trip to remember Manitou Island Lighthouse With the completion of the Erie Canal in 1826, the development of commercial navigation on the Great Lakes increased rapidly. The Manitou Passage was the most important route for schooners and steamers traveling the 300 mile length of Lake Michigan. South Manitou Island provided a wood fueling stop for steamers. The island had the only deep natural harbor between the Manitou Passage and Chicago, 220 miles to the south, providing a safe and well protected haven from storms. Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society was founded in 1978 by a group of divers, teachers, and educators to commence exploration of historic shipwrecks in eastern Lake Superior, near Whitefish Point in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula. Today, this non-profit organization operates two museum sites on historic properties: The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point Light Station, Whitefish Point; and the U.S. Weather Bureau Building, Soo Locks Park, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. Mackinac Bridge The Mackinac Bridge is currently the fifth longest suspension bridge in the world. In 1998, the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan became the longest with a total suspension of 12,826 feet. The Mackinac Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere. The total length of the Mackinac Bridge is 26,372 feet. The length of the suspension bridge (including anchorages) is 8,614 feet. The length from cable bent pier to cable bent pier is 7,400 feet. Length of main span (between towers) is 3,800 feet. Waterloo Farm Museum The Waterloo Farm Museum and Dewey School are located in Waterloo, Michigan, near Stockbridge and Chelsea. Currently on 3 acres, the original property was over 50 acres and is surrounded by swamps, fields, and hills typical of glaciated areas in Southern Central Michigan. There was an orchard and cider mill across from the farm house which were torn down by the State of Michigan over 50 years ago. The house was saved and turned into the Waterloo Farm Museum and after the work of many volunteers it has been maintained mostly as it was. Original buildings were maintained and additional buildings to celebrate the Michigan Pioneer farming life have be brought here. Henry Ford Museum Looking for inspiring things to do? From race cars to freedom rides, modular houses to microprocessors, the wide-ranging exhibits of the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation bring you face to face with real things that have the power to inspire, inform and engage you in ways no image or description can do on its own. Renaissance Center The Renaissance Center (also known as the GM Renaissance Center and nicknamed the RenCen) is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, United States. Located on the International Riverfront, the Renaissance Center complex is owned by General Motors as its world headquarters. The central tower, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, is the second tallest all-hotel skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, and features the largest rooftop restaurant, Coach Insignia. It has been the tallest building in Michigan since it was erected in 1977. 1839 Courthouse Musuem Greek Revival buildings, like the 1839 Courthouse, emulated the architecture of ancient Greece with the large columns, triangular pediment and white paint on Berrien County’s temple of justice. Completed in 1839, Berrien County’s Greek Revival-style courthouse was designed by local architect Gilbert B. Avery. Now restored, the square contains Michigan’s oldest courthouse as part of the Midwest’s most complete surviving mid-nineteenth century county government complex. Today the square houses a county museum and archives and serves as headquarters for the Berrien County Historical Association. Its original buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The gallery on the first floor of the 1839 Courthouse is devoted to exhibits on Berrien County history. Topics covered include early colonial forts, the fur trade, railroads, the Civil War, early Berrien County industries, Native Americans and area pre-history. The Sheriff’s House gallery hosts changing exhibits. Open year-round, hours vary so please phone ahead. Classroom programs include living-history presentations. Teachers can invite a Civil War soldier or French voyageur to speak to their class. Students are even invited to ask questions of their historic visitor. ILLINOIS Amish Acres Amish Acres is a tourist attraction in Nappanee, Indiana, created from an 80-acre (320,000 m2) Old Order Amish farm. The farm was purchased in October 1968 at auction from the Manasses Kuhns’ estate. The farm was homesteaded by Moses Stahly in 1873. Moses was the son of pioneer Christian Stahly who emigrated from Germany with his widowed mother Barbara and three brothers to the southwest corner of Elkhart County in 1839; making them, perhaps, the earliest Amish settlers in Indiana. Tippecanoe Battlefield Park It seems hard to believe that a wooded area seven miles north of Lafayette, Indiana, played such a major role in American history. Yet it was on this spot the Native Americans lost their grip on the fertile Midwestern lands they had roamed for thousands of years. It was also on this spot some years later that a gathering took place that helped launch the modern political campaign. That wooded area is the Tippecanoe Battlefield, a National Historic Landmark that attracts tens of thousands of visitors annually to northern Tippecanoe County. Explore the site of The Battle of Tippecanoe. Explore the grounds where the conflict occurred. Visit vivid museum displays and discover the history of a time when two Shawnee brothers, Tecumseh and The Prophet, had a dream of uniting many tribes into an organized defense against the white settlers. Walk the battle ground where Native Americans and settlers clashed and a conflict of cultures was resolved. Conner Prairie Conner Prairie was founded by pharmaceutical executive Eli Lilly in the 1930s. In 1974, Lilly transferred the William Conner house, which he had restored, and related outbuildings to a public charitable trust of which Earlham College, a Quaker liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana, was named as trustee. Lilly also transferred about 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) of surrounding farmland to the college with the expectation that Earlham would sell that land and use the proceeds to provide an endowment for the museum. Instead, Earlham elected to retain the farmland and expand the museum, constructing an 1836 village, Prairietown, using funds that Lilly provided for this purpose. The museum grew in scope and popularity. Benjamin Harrison House The mission of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is to share the life stories, arts and culture of an American President to increase public participation in the American system of self-government. Soldiers and Sailors Monument The Indiana State Soldiers and Sailors Monument is a 284 ft 6 in (86.72 m) neoclassical monument built on Monument Circle, a circular, brick-paved street that intersects Meridian and Market streets in the center of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. In the years since its public dedication on May 15, 1902, the monument has become an iconic symbol of Indianapolis, the state capital of Indiana. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 13, 1973 and was designated a National Historic Landmark on January 13, 2017. It is located in the Washington Street-Monument Circle Historic District. It is also the largest outdoor memorial and the largest of its kind in Indiana. Marengo Cave 15-year-old Blanche Hiestand, a cook at Marengo Academy, overheard some of the schoolboys making plans to explore a deep sinkhole located near the school. Blanche decided to beat them to it! She excitedly ran home after work and recruited her eleven-year-old brother, Orris. They grabbed some candles and snuck out of the house. Blanche and Orris quickly hiked up the hill past the cemetery by the church. They found the sinkhole, surrounded by a grove of trees, and climbed to the bottom. Cool air steamed out of the small opening. Lighting their candles, the pair peered inside. Ignoring the darkness and the mud, Blanche squeezed into the hole. Soon she called up to Orris, "Come on in!" Together Blanche and Orris crawled down the steep, slippery slope. They found themselves in a large chamber that appeared to continue in several directions. They heard water falling and saw formations in the distance. Though awed by the beauty of their discovery, their flickering candles caused their courage to ebb. The pair decided to turn back. The slimy, cold mud made climbing out much harder. Blanche and Orris safely reached the top. The late summer sun felt good on their skin as the two siblings, now covered with mud, headed home. The original land owner was notified of the cave’s discovery a few days later and the cave was immediately opened to the public for tours. Indiana Caverns Experience panoramic views of Big Bone Mountain with enormous breakdown boulders and an amazing waterfall, one crashing down almost 40 feet onto flowstone. Uncover the cave’s rich past and the animals that called it home, as you learn about its ancient ice age bones. Indiana Caverns/Coordinates 38.1828° N, 86.1503° W Marengo Cave/Coordinates 38.3756° N, 86.3395° W Conner Prairie/Coordinates 39.9845° N, 86.0288° W Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument/Coordinates 39.7685° N, 86.1580° W Tippecanoe Battlefield Park/Coordinates 40.5069° N, 86.8438° W Amish Acres/Coordinates 41.4432° N, 86.0199° W 1839 Courthouse Museum 41°56′51″N 86°20′25″W The Henry Ford/Coordinates 42.3035° N, 83.2342° W Waterloo Farm Museum/Coordinates 42.3796° N, 84.1797° W Renaissance Center/Coordinates 42.3293° N, 83.0398° W Mackinac Bridge/Coordinates 45.8174° N, 84.7278° W Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum/Coordinates 46.7709° N, 84.9579° W Manitou Island Light Station/Coordinates 47.4197° N, 87.5870° W Porcupine Mountains/Coordinates 46.7759° N, 89.7351° W
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Finding and Documenting Mappable Data
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The format of the above data is in the forms of text, html, and pfd.
because while people were attending there they were counted as residents of the state of
Michigan. Without these people the census data would be much different.
2) This link will discuss the Italian Hall disaster of 1913. This tragedy occurred December
24th, 1913 in Calumet Michigan, 73 men, women, and mostly children were crushed to
death in a stampede when someone falsely shouted “fire” at a crowded Christmas Party.
Although the death toll does not seem that high, I believe it is significant to my
assignment because mostly children perished, wiping away future generations they most
likely would of produced.
3) For the third website I have chosen to look at Forbes outlook on the population of
Detroit. The city is at an all-time low population of just under 700,000 reaching back to
the year 1910. The city has been under strict economic pressure and is building their way
out of the whole quite slowly which has forced many to look for housing elsewhere.
4) Just as in my first link I looked at the population of Indiana University, this university
accounts for 48,514 residents that live in the state. There are numerous universities in the
state showing that many residents from Indiana could have been replaced from other
5) My final link exclaims how Indiana has been on a steady rate of growth at about 2
percent increase of population per year.