This map, from the Michigan Primer, shows the natural products of Michigan in 1905, giving examples of industries throughout the region. After reading about each industry, click on a picture to play a game.

Natural resources Michigan map
Orchard Activity Link


"Apples grow in all sections...a good crop yields four to five millions of bushels. Peaches are grown in considerable quantities in...southern Michigan, but the crop is considered more reliable near the western shore."

Fishing Activity Link


"The fresh-water fisheries of Michigan are more valuable than those of any other state... several thousand men are engaged in the industry, and the yearly 'catch' is worth about a million dollars. Whitefish, Mackinac trout, lake herring, sturgeon and pickerel are the fishes commonly taken."