Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Geography and Geology

First Advisor

Dr. Charles R. Gildersleeve


Geographical site and situation play an important role in community growth and in making planning recommendations. Geology, topography, climate and soils strongly influence early growth and development, determining the shape of the community and providing parameters affecting economic activities. The human situation in terms of ethnic groups, technology and the spatial relationship of the community site to regional population centers, explains the long-range evolution of the settlement. The physical landscape normally places certain constraints on human activities that require an expenditure of time, money and effort ot overcome. Additionally, human geography determines the social, economic and political needs and potentials that allow the community to evole upon a given site.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Geography and Geology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1985, David R. Perry