|Description: A map of the Industrial Sections of the contiguous 48 states as of 1898 AD. "Owing largely to differences in surface structure, climate, and soil, the great productions of our country are confined more or less definitely to different regions. Hence the United States may be naturally separated in to (1) the Northeastern, or cloth-manufacturing section; (2) the Northern, or food-,iron-, and coal-producing section; (3) the Southern, or cotton-producing section; (4) the Plateau, or grazing and gold- and silver-mining section; and (5) the Pacific, or Western food- and gold-producing section." &mdashRedway, 1898. |
Source: Jacques W. Redway and Russell Hinman, Natural Advanced Geography (New York, NY: American Book Company , 1898) 61
Map Credit: Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman.