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This classic history of Lake Superior, from the earliest explorations to the explosion of industry on its shores, takes the reader on a tour from Duluth to Isle Royale, from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie, from Pictured Rocks to the Apostle Islands. Grace Lee Nute tells the fascinating stories of the Native Americans, voyageurs, missionaries, and others who created the ...more
Paperback, 378 pages
Published May 2nd 2000 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
(first published January 1st 1944)
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Originally published in 1944, this is an excellent, detailed history of Lake Superior up to that point in time. There is a lot of information about the first explorers, trappers, miners, and settlers. Obviously, the region is changed dramatically since WWII, particularly in relation to transportation, mining, and shipping. I've always loved Lake Superior, so I found this to be an interesting book. However, because it is so dated, it probably will not appeal to many readers these days. That said, ...more