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The statistics are staggering, but unimpressive so many millions of gallons of fresh water, so much tonnage of freight comparable only to Liverpool or New York by some measures, so much treasure well, natural resources of fur, lumber, ore, that we have appropriated and converted into commodity But the stories that grab your attention the most are those that place the beauty and unspoiled expanse of the Lakes and surrounding lands and peoples on full display The wolverine, the wolf, the salm The statistics are staggering, but unimpressive so many millions of gallons of fresh water, so much tonnage of freight comparable only to Liverpool or New York by some measures, so much treasure well, natural resources of fur, lumber, ore, that we have appropriated and converted into commodity But the stories that grab your attention the most are those that place the beauty and unspoiled expanse of the Lakes and surrounding lands and peoples on full display The wolverine, the wolf, the salmon, the trout, the native peoples, the harmony of the land, the weather, the lore It will remind you that this basin of water isthan hard statistics Full of names that you already know, but don t know why you know them, this book will remind you the reason why they are important The book is a collection of period newspaper and magazine stories from the turn of the century spanning the Great Lakes and surrounding land masses Very recommended for those that want to knowabout this land I call home This is a wonderful selection of articles you d have a hard time tracking down on your own I checked it out of my library as research for my Fitz book, and besides several useful articles on Great Lakes shipping, discovered a wonderful article on the construction of the World s Fairgrounds, to boot plus several backwoods hunting fishing articles, which I ll probably enjoy reading after I finish with Fitz. &DOWNLOAD ↡ Tales of the Great Lakes: Stories from Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin ☔ They can be as still as a millpond, as angry as any storm swept ocean The Great Lakes and the major states bordering them Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota are the heartland of America The land supplies the goods grain, meat, timber, and steel The Lakes provide passage for those goods around the world The two land and water are inseparable, their destiny interlocked Tales of the Great Lakes encompasses the stories of the men who built the Midwest the giants of industry, builders of cities, intrepid seafarers, writers who chronicled the rise of the great metropolises of Chicago and Minneapolis, and the immigrants who made AmericaYet beside this ambition and fervor, there co exits the spectacular beauty of the shore the woods and lanes of the Northern Peninsula teeming with game and fish the rolling farmland of the plains, raising up its bounty to industrious farmers, its pastures dotted with thousands of cows whose milk is destined for the famous cheeses of the region Here you can leave the city and quickly find yourself in a country paradiseA hundred years ago, with Chicago rising from the ashes, the country was still virgin the source of wonderful stories of daring and courage, of exploration and discovery Here was a land for men and women of drive and courage