By Larry Lankton
Spanning the years 1840-1875, past the bounds specializes in the payment of higher Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, telling the tale of reluctant pioneers who tried to set up an honest degree of convenience, regulate, and defense in what used to be in lots of methods a antagonistic setting. relocating past the technological background of the interval present in his earlier booklet Cradle to the Grave: existence, paintings, and demise on the Lake improved Copper Mines (OUP 1991), Lankton the following specializes in the folks of this zone and the way the copper mining affected their day-by-day lives.A really exceptional social background, past the limits will entice historians of the frontier and of Michigan and the nice Lakes quarter, in addition to historians of expertise, hard work, and lifestyle.
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The native forests in primitive grandeur, starting at the water's edge, slope up precipitously toward the sky, presenting a great variety of pleasing shades and colors. Then he offered up this very different scene: Today—1875—the reverse of this picture is presented. . The busy, picturesquely situated villages of Houghton and Hancock. . ; the giant stamp mills, which make the earth tremble with the heavy thud of ponderous hammers; the air dark with smoke, and the water discolored with rejected sand and slime .
That number dwindled to zero by the mid-18305, but in 1835 the American Fur Company built and floated the no-ton brig John Jacob Astor above the Soo rapids, and in 1840 the 5o-ton schooner Algonquin started Lake Superior service. In May 1842, a year before the copper rush began, the Algonquin may have been the first American ship of real size to sail into Copper Harbor. "12 This time, loaded with barrels of salted fish taken at Isle Royale, the Algonquin stopped at Copper Harbor to land a small crew, who were to summer H E A V I N G UP J O N A H 31 there and test its waters as a commercial fishing site.
4 Twelve days later, George Cannon embarked on a not-so-typical excursion through the woods: The sun shone warm, and the day was pleasant, which served to dispel, in part, the gloomy appearance of the thickets, ravines, and swamps through which the trail led. . I proceeded musingly and quietly along, and let my thoughts wander to the south [his home below] and to other scenes, proceeding thus slowly along when, crossing a ravine and climbing over a log, I was suddenly aroused from my reverie at the appearance of a large, brown-nosed bear, no more than one rod distant.