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Picnics and Porcupines

Eating in the Wilderness of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Candice Goucher

Paperback
Available September 2024
ISBN: 9780814351505
$19.99
Available September 2024
ISBN: 9780814351543
$26.99

The Iron Hunter

Chase S. Osbornintroduction by Robert M. Warner

Autobiography of Michigan's controversial governor from the Upper Peninsula.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343951
$22.99
Ebook
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814335857
$3.99

Uppermost Canada

The Western District and the Detroit Frontier, 1800-1850

R Douglas

Examines the historical, cultural, and social history of the Canadian portion of the Detroit River community in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344484
$22.99
Ebook
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344491
$4.99
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To the Copper Country

Mihaela's Journey

Barbara Carney-Coston

A young Croatian girl travels to America hoping to heal her father in 1880s northern Michigan.

Paperback
Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9780814343630
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9780814343647
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The Way North

Collected Upper Peninsula New Works

edited by Ron Riekki

A stunning collection of previously unpublished works that provide snapshots of life in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Paperback
Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338650
$19.99
Ebook
Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338667
$19.99

Geology and Landscape of Michigan's Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Vicinity

William L. Blewett

A fully illustrated field guide to the geology and scenery of northern Michigan's Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and vicinity.

Paperback
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814334416
$24.99
Ebook
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814336168
$24.99

Lake Superior Profiles

People on the Big Lake

John Gagnon

Introduces readers to ordinary, offbeat, and interesting people living on and around Lake Superior.

Paperback
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814336281
$26.99
Ebook
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814336298
$26.99

The Long Winter Ends

Newton G. Thomasintroduction by William Mulligan

The Long Winter Ends tells the story of a year in the life of a young emigrant miner who leaves Cornwall in the southwest of England to work in the copper mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

eBOOK
Published: January 2012
ISBN: 9780814335864

Iron Will

Cleveland-Cliffs and the Mining of Iron Ore, 1847-2006

Terry S. Reynolds and Virginia P. Dawson

The history of Cleveland-Cliffs, a company that played a key role in iron mining development in the Lake Superior region.

Hardcover
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814335116
$46.99
Ebook
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814336434
$24.99
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Hollowed Ground

Copper Mining and Community Building on Lake Superior, 1840s-1990s

Larry D. Lankton

Details a century and a half of copper mining along Upper Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, from the arrival of the first incorporated mines in the 1840s until the closing of the last mine in the mid-1990s.

Paperback
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814334904
$36.99
Ebook
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814336960
$24.99
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History of the Finns in Michigan

Armas K E. Holmiotranslated by Ellen M. Ryynanen

A history of the Finnish people in Michigan published in English for the first time.

Paperback
Published: July 2001
ISBN: 9780814329740
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: July 2001
ISBN: 9780814340004

The Diary of Bishop Frederic Baraga

First Bishop of Marquette, Michigan

edited by N Daniel Rupp and Regis M. Wallingtranslated by Joseph Gregorich and Paul Prud'homme

An introductory biography of Baraga, lengthy passages from his letters, vignettes about persons in the text and a comprehensive bibliography yield an in-depth portrait of mid-nineteenth century life, especially in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Paperback
Published: July 2001
ISBN: 9780814329993
$26.99

The Sandstone Architecture of the Lake Superior Region

Kathryn Bishop Eckert

Geography, geology, architecture, and biography are joined to create this detailed study of a region and the majestic sandstone with which it was developed.

Hardcover
Published: July 2000
ISBN: 9780814328071
$46.99
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Wonderful Power

The Story of Ancient Copper Working in the Lake Superior Basin

Susan R. Martin

This work examines the archaeological record of copper mining in the Lake Superior area.

Paperback
Published: May 1999
ISBN: 9780814328439
$29.99

Strangers and Sojourners

A History of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula

Arthur W. Thurner

Strangers and Sojourners, with its integration of social and economic history, for the first time tells the complete story of the people from the Keweenaw Peninsula's Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties.

Paperback
Published: August 1994
ISBN: 9780814323960
$28.99

Ojibwa Narratives

Of Charles and Charlotte Kawbawgam and Jacques Lepique, 1893-1895

edited by Homer H. Kidder and Arthur Bourgeois

A fascinating collection of fifty-two narratives featuring the tales of three nineteenth-century Ojibwa storytellers.

Paperback
Published: May 1994
ISBN: 9780814325155
$23.99

The Making of a Mining District

Keweenaw Native Copper 1500-1870

David J. Krause

The Making of a Mining District is the first book to fully document the Keweenaw Peninsula of northern Michigan's large amount of pure metallic "native" state, and the unique value of these deposits.

Paperback
Published: December 1992
ISBN: 9780814324073
$25.99

Copper Country Journal

The Diary of Schoolmaster Henry Hobart, 1863-1864

Henry Hobart and Philip P. Masonintroduction and edited by Philip P. Mason

Hobart centered his narrative on Cliff Mine, one of the leading producers of copper in the world and the primary employer in the town of Clifton.

Paperback
Published: April 1991
ISBN: 9780814323427
$34.99

Deep Woods Frontier

A History of Logging in Northern Michigan

Theodore J. Karamanski

Examines the interplay between men and technology in the lumbering of Michigan's rugged Upper Peninsula.

Paperback
Published: October 1989
ISBN: 9780814320495
$27.99

Danny and the Boys

Being Some Legends of Hungry Hollow

Robert Traver

Robert Traver captures the genuine flavor of backwoods life in this story recounting the escapades of Danny and his four croonies.

Paperback
Published: January 1988
ISBN: 9780814319284
$24.99

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