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Kids Tour: Geography
-"Where We Live" -
Geography is used to "name" areas of land and water.
... okay, if your ready -- let's talk about the importance of water.
Our drinking water comes from the Saginaw Bay. It is processed at a plant to make it safe for us to drink. Before water plants, people had to find water to drink. They chose to live near sources of water because of this. They would haul water by bucket to their home. Those who lived too far from water had to drill deep holes (wells) in the ground for water and use a special hand-pump to get it to the surface. Our water taster better today and in safer because it is "processed" to kill bacteria and remove waste that can cause sickness. View a picture of the old water plant in Bangor Township east of the by the Bay City State Park.
Wow! We covered a lot of things on this page -- don't be concerned if you can't remember all of it. Geography is important to learn as early as you can because the sooner you do the sooner you'll know what others are talking about when they mention places like Pinconning, Auburn, Essexville, Bay City, Bay County, Michigan and many other places.