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**NEW RUST BELT MAP** And outlying areas. Where does your dying industrial town lie?

 
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**NEW RUST BELT MAP** And outlying areas. Where does your dying industrial town lie?
A full descriptive map of the rust belt, including it's outlying cities. I created this work because of the debates going on as to what cities are rust belt. I found in my research that the term "rust belt" is more of an overlaying network of dying industrial systems/regions within a larger macro region in the united states. Almost like little fingers reaching out in a splatter patter across a massive area between the mid atlantic states and the midwest (Centered around the great lakes of course). This map demonstrates that. From the Wyoming valley of Pennsylvania, to the Cairo vincennes railroad line that supplied the coal fields of Southern Illinois, to the automotive giant of Michigan, to the textile regions of Massachusetts here is the map in it's full glory. I left out Canada for a reason. The rust belt is a strictly US region. Yes, parts of Canada are loosely connected, but that is for another debate on another day. ANY ADVICE WILL BE CONSIDERED TO BETTER THE MAP. I know personally that there are some areas that I messed up on (Particularly in the west Virginia, Pennsylvania region) I still have the complete file split up into layers still on my computer.


Discuss please.


Oh one more thing, this is a map to end the bickering, i feel like at this point i am confident enough to say I left nobody (Well nearly nobody) out.


Some Places I left out of the map, and for what reason.


New York: I don't consider it a rust belt city, it does not have significant parts of the city in financial ruin.


Kansas city: Same as New York. It does have bad parts, but not bad enough for me to add it as one of the "original" rust belt cities.



Louisville: It's more culturally tied to the south, too much for me to add it. And similar reasons as New York And KS.


Memphis: Same as Louisville. (Although considering adding it)


Birmingham: Same as Memphis and Louisville. (Although considering adding it)


Some Places I added to the map, and for what reason.


Coal Regions: After doing extensive reasearch I have found that these regions are dying off as much as the Northern cities, so why not add the boundaries.



Southern Illinois and Southern Indiana: I know this area has tried it's damnedest to delete itself from the industrial history books, but It was one of the leading producers and distributors of coal during the early to mid twentieth century, and some of the cities in Southern Illinois were tobacco giants during the civil war and beyond. Also Evansville was a big manufacturing hub at one time. It was known as the Refrigerator capital of the world for quite a while. Both areas are dying in a BAD WAY now.
This region is mixed in with agricultural regions, and I tried to show that the best I could.



The Chenago Valley - Binghampton was once known as the Valley of Opportunity at one time was the second-largest manufacturer of cigars in the United States. However, by the early 1920s, the major employer of the region became Endicott Johnson, a shoe manufacturer whose development of welfare capitalism resulted in many amenities for local residents. Binghamton's population began growing rapidly from this influx. Also IBM, Ansco, Whirlpool.


OK heres the map. I could go on and on about why I put what where, any questions just ask.


[link to upload.wikimedia.org]

Last Edited by Eyeseeall on 12/11/2010 08:32 AM
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Re: **NEW RUST BELT MAP** And outlying areas. Where does your dying industrial town lie?
Good map. The only thing I might change is to shift it a bit more to the mid-west. Pittsburgh has morphed into a high tech-financial economy and become a pretty viable city.
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Re: **NEW RUST BELT MAP** And outlying areas. Where does your dying industrial town lie?
Good map. The only thing I might change is to shift it a bit more to the mid-west. Pittsburgh has morphed into a high tech-financial economy and become a pretty viable city.
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Yea, I know. I added it anyway because it's still a traditional rust belt town, until the rest of the region catches up, it stays for now. Chicago could be debated to not go on the list as well, but it still has areas that are struggling to rebuild from the fallen industrial empire that once was. Thanks for the feedback though. :)
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All the dramas of this world is happening in front of me.
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Re: **NEW RUST BELT MAP** And outlying areas. Where does your dying industrial town lie?
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Im a financial writer and I am impressed with your chart, some nice original research there-

best
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Im a financial writer and I am impressed with your chart, some nice original research there-

best
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hfthnx
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Damn Thank you
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Re: **NEW RUST BELT MAP** And outlying areas. Where does your dying industrial town lie?
Now i think about it. I wouldn't include the Lehigh Valley (Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area) in the Rust Belt because it is closely tied into the economies of New York and Philadelphia, especially the former. I might change my mind on the subject though being i added philly. more research ahead.
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Re: **NEW RUST BELT MAP** And outlying areas. Where does your dying industrial town lie?
added allentown and bethlehem, after doing some reading
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Re: **NEW RUST BELT MAP** And outlying areas. Where does your dying industrial town lie?
Awesome map!!

West Virginia may have more coal further near the southern Virginia boarder...
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Re: **NEW RUST BELT MAP** And outlying areas. Where does your dying industrial town lie?
fixed borders
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All the dramas of this world is happening in front of me.
Let it happen whatever has to happen, Therefore why worry."

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Re: **NEW RUST BELT MAP** And outlying areas. Where does your dying industrial town lie?
Nice map..

But thats a lot of wasted labor for GLP.
Image what you could have done to improve yourself with that time you wasted?
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Re: **NEW RUST BELT MAP** And outlying areas. Where does your dying industrial town lie?
Nice map..

But thats a lot of wasted labor for GLP.
Image what you could have done to improve yourself with that time you wasted?
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it wasn't just for glp lol. I made it for wikipedia originally.
"What can death take away from me –nothing!
What can life give to me – nothing!
All the dramas of this world is happening in front of me.
Let it happen whatever has to happen, Therefore why worry."

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