Planning a Wilderness

Planning a Wilderness

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By 1910, the forest region of the Great Lakes states was largely denuded, logged over by industrialists who coveted its timber, particularly the giant white pine. After unsuccessful attempts to farm this qcutoverq region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, a group of visionaries began to dream of restoring the North Woods as a place of solace and beauty, of recreation and retreat, for the benefit of people ever more remote from the splendors of nature. What ensued was an extraordinary campaign to recreate the original Midwest forest--the Great Lakes Crusade.... since The Courage of Captain Plum sixteen years before.46 In it, Curwood tells the story of a fixed human settlement. ... The action is set in the tiny community of Five Fingers, Ontario, named for the inlets of Lake Superior that reach towardanbsp;...

Title:Planning a Wilderness
Author:James Kates
Publisher:U of Minnesota Press - 2001


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