Land uses which are more often found in the “Heartland”



Here is the third in this series of region-specific land uses – this one lists those more often found in the Heartland of the country. As always, additions and corrections are welcome.

  • Family farms
  • Dairies
  • County courthouse squares
  • Farm implement dealers
  • Farm implement junkyards
  • Stockyards
  • Windmills
  • Wind turbines
  • Strip mines
  • Limestone quarries
  • Grain elevators
  • Tornado shelters and sirens
  • Irrigation sprayers
  • Root beer restaurants and drive-ins
  • Dairy Queen and similar ice cream shops
  • Meat packers
  • Slaughterhouses
  • Gravel pits
  • Agricultural cooperatives
  • Rural electric municipal cooperatives (REMC)
  • Reservoirs
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1 Response to Land uses which are more often found in the “Heartland”

  1. Before we can have any “additions and corrections,” we’d have to agree on the boundaries of “The Heartland.” Unfortunately, my B.A. in Geography makes me immediately sensitive to the fact that not all Americans agree on these boundaries; in fact, the issue of delineating a region for informal use has been the subject of probably more than one thesis or scholarly article.
    Well, now that we agree on the boundaries of The Heartland, it’s important to inspect what factors influence the location of the land uses in your list. These factors include history of settlement patterns and designs, distribution of mineral resources, transportation networks, topography, Pleistocene history and results, water resources, economic history… the list goes on.
    Please don’t hit me for going into these aspects. Geography. It’s what we do.


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