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Around the Shores of Lake Superior
A Guide to Historic Sites
Second Edition

Margaret Beattie Bogue

An ideal trip planner and a unique historical guide to the Lake Superior region

With its rugged shoreline and deep, cold waters, Lake Superior offers exciting opportunities for travel, exploration, and enjoyment. From the Grand Sable Dunes and Apostle Islands of the south shore to mountain-studded St. Ignace Island and majestic Thunder Cape on the north, the lake is deeply ingrained in North America's cultural and environmental heritage.

Around the Shores of Lake Superior is an ideal trip planner and a unique guide to the region. As author Margaret Beattie Bogue follows the Lake Superior shoreline clockwise through Minnesota, Ontario, Michigan, and Wisconsin, she evokes the richness of local history and highlights hundreds of landmarks and points of interest that surround the lake. Grand Portage, Fort William Historical Park, the Agawa Canyon Pictographs, Isle Royale, and the Pictured Rocks and Apostle Islands National Lakeshores are just a few of the many sites featured, each with a short descriptive history, directions, and contact information. In keeping with the guide's easy-to-follow organization, all sites are keyed to a foldout map pocketed in the book's back cover.

This book also includes illuminating essays that give context to the natural and human history of the region—the Ojibwe presence, French exploration, industry on and around the lake, and the impact of this history on the natural environment. With more than 200 color and black-and-white images, this updated and greatly expanded second edition will enrich the appreciation of the region for both visitors and residents of the upper Great Lakes.

"A fascinating overview of the growth of this region's cultural and industrial heritage and the hundreds of sites, museums, and attractions that commemorate this history today."
—Sergio Buonocore, General Manager, Fort William Historical Park, Ontario

Margaret Beattie Bogue is professor emerita of history and liberal studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is the author of Around the Shores of Lake Michigan and the award-winning Fishing the Great Lakes: An Environmental History.

Copublished with Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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The cover of the Bogue book features a photo of Lake Superior.

Spring 2007
LC: 2006031766 F
400 pp.  8 x 10
13 maps, 235 color & b/w illus

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ISBN 978-0-299-22170-6
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ISBN 978-0-299-22174-4
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This second edition replaces the first edition, which is out of print.


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