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Aerial Photograph of Pittsfield Township Farms, July 1956

Aerial Photograph of Pittsfield Township Farms, July 1956 image
Month
July
Year
1956
Caption
Farm Land is County's Best: Pittsfield township, with about 4,500 acres of Class I farm land is considered to have more top farm land than any other of Washtenaw county's 20 townships. Class I farm land is defined as "suitable for cultivation with ordinary farming practices. It is practically level, easily drained, with little danger of erosion." Whereas Washtenaw county land is typically rolling and hilly, in the central part of Pittsfield township the land is generally flat and excellent for farming. Despite top farming land, the township has lost about half of its farmers in the past 10 years.
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