N.E. Minnesota, N. Wisconsin, Michigan Upper Peninsula (UP).
~34,000 square miles
This animated graphic depicts
projected population growth in the "Upper Midwest" region, for the perior
1998 - 2003. I chose it because this part of the US most closely
resembles Northwestern Ontario (NWO), in economy, climate, topography,
geology, scenery, history and lifestyle of its inhabitants. In short,
its orientation to Lake Superior binds it inexorably with NWO. It
is also the region of North America with which NWO has the most interaction
(particularly in its economy, through the export of pulp & paper, lumber
and mineral products from NWO to the Upper Midwest and nearby areas), even
moreso than with Manitoba, and certainly far moreso than with Southern
The graphic will animate
automatically; simply press <ESC> (upper left "escape" key) to stop.
Press "reload" on your browser to re-start the animation. Each image
lasts 7/100ths of a second excepting the last 2. The image size is