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Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal in Rochester Hills, Michigan

When Michigan officially became a state in 1837 its first governor, Stevens T. Mason, immediately began looking for ways to develop the land economically. The newly completed Erie Canal was seeing great success as a quick means of transportation, and Mason sought to develop a similar project in Michigan. Before the advent of railroads, shipping by boat was the easiest way to transport goods to Chicago, one of the largest midwestern cities at the time.

Torre de agua de maíz en Rochester, Minnesota

Construido en 1931, esta construcción cursi se construyó originalmente para proporcionar agua a la fábrica de conservas Reid, Murdoch and Co., que se inauguró en 1929. Aunque la fábrica de conservas a la que sirve ahora está cerrada, este Rochester, Minnesota El hito permanece como un recordatorio para los lugareños y visitantes del pasado agrícola de la Ciudad Med. La torre mide 151 pies de altura con un tanque de 60 pies.