Dealing With Historical Maps
Why do certain geographic areas develop as population centers and/or centers of industrial production?
Part A: Map of Paterson (1908)
- What do you notice about the map of Paterson that might explain why it was a center of industry in New Jersey during the 19th and early 20th centuries?
- Choose three (3) other unique characteristics from the 1908 map of Paterson and explain why you chose each characteristic.
Part B: New Jersey Road Map (1903)
- Describe Paterson’s location in New Jersey relative to five (5) other geographic landmarks or major cities. Please use approximate mileage (based on the map scale) and give distances. (Example: Paterson is 5 miles south of Wyckoff, NJ)
- Choose three (3) other unique characteristics from the 1903 road map of New Jersey and explain why you chose each characteristic.