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Call It North Country

The Story of Upper Michigan

John Bartlow Martin

History, Michigan, Upper Peninsula

Published: October 1986
ISBN: 9780814318690
Pages: 304 Size: 6 x 9

John Bartlow Martin, a freelance writer who had spent long weeks in northern Wisconsin and Michigan, was struck with the idea of a book on Michigan's Upper Peninsula when he was there on his wedding trip. Returning each summer to the area, Martin discovered the region's diverse history, full of colorful and interesting personalities and events. The territory has been wilderness, a haunt of the Chippewas and the Hurons, copper country, iron country, lumber country, and lastly, a vacation land.

Filled with stories of adventure and daring, Call It North Country recounts the lives of miners, hunters, trappers, and lumberjacks— the hardy breeds who first populated the harsh land of the Upper Peninsula.

John Bartlow Martin is a freelance writer.