Detroit’s Geographic Role In The Underground Railroad

Detroit is known as the “Motor City” and “Motown”. It is also known for things that have brought it a bad reputation. However, there is a very important part of its history, which was shaped by its geography. Detroit was one of the major stops along the Underground Railroad. It must be understood that the…

How Geography Helped and Hurt Buffalo.

Today, the city of Buffalo has a population of 258,071 people. This is a far cry from its 1950 peak of 580,132 people. Buffalo’s rapid fall in population is characteristic of American cities located in the Rust Belt(such as Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, etc). However, with Buffalo, one particular case to consider is geography. Geography has…

Ottawa,Capital Of Canada, Why Geography Matters

As of 2017, the nation of Canada will be 150 years old. With that said, let’s do a little quickfacts. Capital: Ottawa. Anyone could memorize the capitals of nations and provinces. However, there is more to a capital city than that. Ottawa isn’t the largest city in Canada. It’s not even the largest city in…