America's Industrial Heartland

This 1935 map of the Northeastern United States contains some states, like Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, that we consider part of the Midwest. The concentration of industries, raw materials, and transportation in these states helps to explain why the auto industry emerged in this region, and why it consolidated in Detroit.

Images: From the Collection of The Henry Ford. 1) 87.135.281 Travel Lit. Road Maps. Box 53..

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