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Historic Tales of Michigan Up North / D. Laurence Rogers.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library F 566.6 .R64 2018 30775305540388 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781467138666
  • ISBN: 1467138665
  • Physical Description: 158 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2018.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Lures from furs to politics enchant all who visit Northern Michigan -- How the Grand Traverse Indians discovered the white man, not the other way around -- Liquor for furs: why Detroit replaced Michilimackinac as Center of New France -- Intrepid fur trader Madame LaFramboise stymied tycoon John Jacob Aster -- Did economic ferment of Northern Michigan spawn McKinley's assassin? -- Deer hunter stalled for hours at the Straits spurred construction of Big Mac Bridge -- The tumultuous life and disappearance of John Tanner, rival of Schoolcraft -- Comeback of gray wolves ignites decades-old political conflict -- After 117 years, Cheboygan Burt Lake Indians still seek justice for stolen land -- British paddle 360 miles to detour passage, avenge burning of schooner Nancy --Cost of Hemingway's one night at the Perry Hotel in Petoskey? Seventy-five cents! -- "How do you like my book?" asked Hemingway: "not much, movie was worse," replied Jack Parker -- German prisoners often found friends near Michigan prisoner-of-war camps -- Ironworker Dick DeMara recalls "High Life" of Big Mac construction -- Stafford Smith, from desk clerk to owner: his only job has worked out well -- November Requiem: deadly month for ships on the Great Lakes -- When the :Mad Mallard" - Lake Huron - swallowed SS Cedarville -- Where is the Griffon? Mystery disappearance now over three centuries old -- CCC camps days fondly recalled by hale centenarian Fritz Holzheuer -- American bald eagles: comeback species of the century -- Kidnapping was futile attempt by venture capitalist to bail out Perry Hotel -- Did repressive U.S. Indian policy, a sad Northern Michigan legacy, inspire Hitler? -- Sassaba, the Indian "Count", flaunted British flag: General Cass stomped on it -- Epic Gaylord gas well explosion snuffed by Texas firefighter "Red" Adair -- Abundance of fossils in Alpena limestone quarry new tourism draw -- Grayling: the fish that walked one hundred miles and named a town -- Durant castle site on the AuSable so popular sheriff posts map -- Charlton Heston, a.k.a. Moses, fondly recalled Northern Michigan boyhood -- Harbor Springs to Hollywood: Kateri Walker seeks to re-identify her native people -- Idlewild: Michigan's only negro ghost town created by civil rights progress -- Bear whisperer: Spikehorn won battles against conservation officers -- Soo Locks: transiting iron ore from U.P. canal creates U.S. superpower -- Natives from Northern Michigan brought hunting skills, bravery to the Civil War -- Purple Gang violence, prohibition-era crime shakes quiet Clare and Lupton -- Huge cross in the woods sculpture a focal point for visitors to Northern Michigan.
Summary, etc.:
"Centuries ago, Europeans desperate for gold and a route to the East found a lush, green paradise populated by native tribes in the New World. Despite a clash of cultures, cooperation created the fur trade that dominated early Michigan history. Subsequent violence and disease all but wiped out the native population. Later, intrepid residents crossed the frozen Straits of Mackinac on foot and then built the famous Mackinac Bridge. The land nurtured Charlton Heston and Ernest Hemingway in their youths and spawned the assassin of President William McKinley. Northern Michigan also bore witness to the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, one of the worst shipwrecks in Great Lakes history, and to the bizarre kidnapping of Gayle Cook, an ill-fated attempt to save the Perry Hotel in Petoskey from bankruptcy. Author and storyteller Dave Rogers recounts these and other historical tales from Up North." -- Publisher's website.
Subject: Michigan > History > Anecdotes.
Michigan > Biography > Anecdotes.
Genre: Biographies.

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