Degree Year

1936

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Geology

Advisor(s)

George Hubbard
Frederick Foreman
Reuel Frost

Keywords

Amherst Township (OH), Berea sandstone, Beach ridge, Glaciated plain, Maumee Beach, Whittlesey Beach, Warren Beach, South Amherst, Amherst

Abstract

Amherst township was selected as the area to be studied because it was believed to be as nearly representative of the aspects of land and life in north central Ohio as any small area that could be found. It is located on a section of the Lake Plain which has somewhat parallel lines formed by three beach-ridges, and on the northern edge of the Glaciated Plain. Then, the quarrying of the world famous Berea sandstone gives somewhat of an individual aspect to the small towns within Amherst township.

The purpose of the paper is to describe the physical landscape, and to interpret the influence of the natural environment upon the cultural features. Many of the essentials of the landscape forms, both physical and cultural are represented in maps, photographs, and tables.

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