The AmericaJR Web Team recently visited Midland, Michigan. Midland is located in the Tri-Cities region of Central Michigan. In 2010, Midland was named the no. 4 Best Small City to raise a family in by Forbes magazine. The Dow Chemical Company was founded in Midland in 1897, and its world headquarters are still located there. Midland’s Dow Gardens feature 100-acre of flower and vegetable gardens, plus an arboretum. These were the original gardens of the Herbert H. Dow homestead and are open for tours. In addition, the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio offers tours of this landmark American architect’s unique and influential style.