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Local Geography: Changes in Wright County 1850 to the Present. Grade 8 Buffalo Community Middle School Fall 2009. Changes in Wright County 1850 to the Present. Natural environment drastically altered by human activities. The “Big Woods”. Changes in Wright County 1850 to the Present.

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Local geography changes in wright county 1850 to the present

Local Geography:Changes in Wright County 1850 to the Present

Grade 8

Buffalo Community Middle School

Fall 2009


Changes in wright county 1850 to the present

Changes in Wright County 1850 to the Present

  • Natural environment drastically altered by human activities


The big woods

The “Big Woods”


Changes in wright county 1850 to the present1

Changes in Wright County1850 to the Present

  • Natural environment drastically altered by human activities

“Big Woods” gone


Changes in wright county 1850 to the present2

Changes in Wright County1850 to the Present

  • Natural environment drastically altered by human activities

    “Big Woods” gone

Prairies gone


Land increasingly devoted to residential developments

Land increasingly devoted to residential developments


Changes in wright county 1850 to the present3

Changes in Wright County1850 to the Present

  • Natural environment drastically altered by human activities

    “Big Woods” gone

    Prairies gone

Land increasingly devoted to residential developments


Changes in wright county 1850 to the present4

Changes in Wright County1850 to the Present

  • Natural environment drastically altered by human activities

    “Big Woods” gone

    Prairies gone

    Land increasingly devoted to residential developments

  • Technology (mechanization) has dramatically changed county agriculture


Changes in wright county 1850 to the present5

Changes in Wright County1850 to the Present

  • Natural environment drastically altered by human activities

    “Big Woods” gone

    Prairies gone

    Land increasingly devoted to residential developments

  • Technology (mechanization) has dramatically changed county agriculture

Less than 10% of residents employed in agriculture


Local geography changes in wright county 1850 to the present

1935 1940 1945 1950 1954 1959 1964 1969 1973 1997 2002


Changes in wright county 1850 to the present6

Changes in Wright County1850 to the Present

  • Natural environment drastically altered by human activities

    “Big Woods” gone

    Prairies gone

    Land increasingly devoted to residential developments

  • Technology (mechanization) has dramatically changed county agriculture

    Less than 10% of residents employed in agriculture

Fewer farms than in the past


Changes in wright county 1850 to the present7

Changes in Wright County1850 to the Present

  • Natural environment drastically altered by human activities

    “Big Woods” gone

    Prairies gone

    Land increasingly devoted to residential developments

  • Technology (mechanization) has dramatically changed county agriculture

    Less than 10% of residents employed in agriculture

    Fewer farms than in the past, but farms are larger

Less land devoted to farming than ever before


Changes in wright county 1850 to the present8

Changes in Wright County1850 to the Present

  • County’s agricultural products have changed over time

    Almost no spring wheat is grown


Changes in wright county 1850 to the present9

Changes in Wright County1850 to the Present

  • County’s agricultural products changed over time

    Almost no spring wheat is grown

While dairy farming is still important it’s less so than in the past

Howard Lake has the only creamery left in the county


Local geography changes in wright county 1850 to the present

Farmers have shifted to corn


Local geography changes in wright county 1850 to the present

Soybeans


Local geography changes in wright county 1850 to the present

… and Beef Cattle


Changes in wright county 1850 to the present10

Changes in Wright County1850 to the Present

  • County’s agricultural products have changed over time

    Almost no spring wheat is grown

    While dairy farming is still important it’s less so than in the past

    Howard Lake has the only creamery left in the county

Most farmers have shifted to corn, soybeans and livestock


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