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1928 Antrim County Soil Survey
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In 1928 the Bureau of Chemistry and Soils of the U.S. Department of Agriculture published a Soil Survey of Antrim County, based on field work conducted in 1923. The field work was apparently conducted at about the same time as the Land Cover study performed by the Michigan Department of Conservation.

In addition to the general description and location of the various types of soils in Antrim County, the document provides a snapshot of agriculture in the County at the time of publication.

The 1928 soil survey document has been scanned, and is provided here for download as a 36.5 megabyte PDF file. The document, once downloaded, can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Download the 1928 Soil Survey document (36.5 MB PDF file)

The document is best viewed by setting the Adobe Acrobat Reader to display at 175% to 200% scale.
Excerpt from the 1928 Soil Survey Map [Click here to view full size picture]

The soil map accompanying the document is available for download from this website as a 9.49 MB JPG file.

Download the 1928 Soil Map of Antrim County (9.49 MB JPG file)

The original soil survey report and the soil map are available for viewing at the Elk Rapids Area Historical Society museum in Elk Rapids.

The current (1978) Soil Survey of Antrim County is also available for viewing from the Map Index page and for download elsewhere in this website.
This page last updated on 2/1/2010.
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