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Geography Week 2

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Geography Week 2 GEPL 3050

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These notes cover the slides and some additional things said in Geography 3050 at the University of Toledo.
Geography of US and Canada
Daniel J Hammel
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Date Created: 08/31/16
Geography Week 2 Middle Atlantic (continued) Central Park (1850s) th th Runs from 59 street to 110 The Garment District It was a huge producer of garments Nowadays, only high end clothes are produced there. Midtown The downtown of New York South – Financial District High density of buildings Residential Districts The Village, SoHo, and the Lower East Side Upper East and West Side Upper East Side – Old Wealth Upper West Side – Middle Class Harlem and East or “Spanish Harlem” Harlem – One of the highest African American community Middle class professionals are starting to move back in The Rest of the Metro Area Industry, ports, and swamps Wealth, Poverty, and the Middle Class and Landforms Wealthy people tend to live in rolling, forested areas. Why did New York Grow to the Largest City in the Country? Great Site and Situation (Mostly situation) Access to the Atlantic Access to the Interior Central Location along the East Coast Open Society (“meritocracy”) Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic History Swedes came in the 1640 Willian Penn 1682 Society of Friends aka the “Quakers” Religious Tolerance in Philadelphia more so than New England Region Settled throughout the 17 and 18 centuries Crossed Appalachian Barrier by 1800 Major barrier in to the 20 Century Coastal Plain Truck Farming (Early Forestry – wasteland) Transportation and Industry Developed in the mid 1800’s Corridor from NY to BW The Fall Line Early water power and river fords E.g. Trenton and Wilmington Piedmont Scattered Agricultural Settlements Rolling Terrain, Good Soil, Moist Source Region of Modern US Agriculture Started to grow crops to raise and sustain animals e.g. Lancaster Valley Settlements Transportation and Ag. Basis Later Industrial Development E.G. Lehigh Valley Philadelphia History – (Penn State, lots of big colleges) Planned City – public library, hospitals Center of Culture and Learning (under Franklin) Culture/Education remain important Political Centrality Economy – Rivals other big cities financially Highly Diversified Financial, Trade and Industrial Center 1) Heavy Mfg. (Ex. Steel locomotives and shipbuilding) 2) Still a mfg center 3) Major Secondary Financial Center Landscape Isthmus between Delaware and Schuhylkill Rivers Location of Coastal Plain and Piedmont Morphology The central business district Location and Movement Decline and Rehabilitation Penn Square – Use to be the tallest building before the 80’s Inner City Neighborhoods (Redevelopment and Gentrification) Massive Decline Stable Areas (Rittenhouse) Gentrified Areas North Philly (African American), South Philly (white working class & Italian), West Philly (mixed) The Suburbs Jersey (Camdem) – working class Mainline (Haverford) – old wealth King of Prussia, PA Turnpike The Southern Mid Atlantic DC and Baltimore Baltimore History of Religious Tolerance – first significant roman catholic population in the US Shipping – Always on of the most significant ports in the US Ship Building – through WW2 it was important Manufacturing – Bethlehem Steel and Sparrow’s Point plant Peaked at 35,000 workers in 1959 High level medical services – John Hopkins (also a research center) Proximity to D.C. and a little cheaper Washington “A sleepy little southern town Government (WW2) NGO’s (Non-government associations) headquarters Associations (lobbyists) Associated Hanger’s On


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