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Call it north country : the story of upper Michigan

Author: John Bartlow Martin
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Wayne State University Press, 1986.
Series: Great Lakes books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Great Lakes books edView all editions and formats
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From Back Cover: This is a newspaperman's history of the Upper Peninsula. Intrigued by the place name Michigamme, Martin and his wife stopped there on their wedding trip in 1940 and became enchanted with the Upper Peninsula. Out of that attraction came more visits, a string of interviews and a series of tales told by miners, loggers, hunters and trappers. Originally published in 1944, it is a collection of nineteen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bartlow Martin
ISBN: 0814318681 9780814318683 081431869X 9780814318690
OCLC Number: 13903847
Description: vi, 281, ix pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Sundog and tamarack : Three-footed Peggy ; "Dan, Dan, damn fine man" --
2. To break a trail : For God and king ; "Chain!" --
3. King copper : Two months' poor sledding ; Cousin Jack and cousin Jenny --
4. Ishpeming's giant : Bright mountain ; Pocketful of ore --
5. Tree-top tall : Drive 'er boys, she's wheelin' ; Hell town in the pine ; Life and death of a company town --
6. Iron Men : West to the Gogebic ; The girls of Silver Street ; Gold in the chicken coop ; Hematite in my hair --
7. Michigamme will come back : A facemaker for the boys ; All caught up --
8. Save the pieces : "At a meeting of the board" ; Tough country.
Series Title: Great Lakes books.
Responsibility: by John Bartlow Martin.

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From Back Cover: This is a newspaperman's history of the Upper Peninsula. Intrigued by the place name Michigamme, Martin and his wife stopped there on their wedding trip in 1940 and became enchanted with the Upper Peninsula. Out of that attraction came more visits, a string of interviews and a series of tales told by miners, loggers, hunters and trappers. Originally published in 1944, it is a collection of nineteen lively stories told in convenient chunks for quick reading.-Detroit Free Press. The passage of time provides a better test of the quality of a book than litmus paper does of the acidity of a solution. This book was originally written in 1944 by one of our most powerful documentary authors. [Call it North Country] reads like a novel. If you're a history buff, it reads better than a novel. This book could not be written today. The witnesses to the development of upper Michigan would be missing and twice or thrice told tales would lose much detail and would not have the ring of truth which authenticates history.-Inland Seas.

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