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Grand Lake and Presque Isle

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Length: 187 pages54 minutes

Summary

For centuries, Presque Isle served as a way station for Native Americans and explorers. Lumbering and shipping led to the development of wooding stations along the Lake Huron shore, where settlements emerged. The roads created by loggers eventually led to the building of resorts and hotels for tourists. Postcard History Series: Grand Lake and Presque Isle explores Burnham's Landing, the abandoned community of Bell, Presque Isle's two renowned lighthouses, two youth camps, the new limestone mining industry at Rockport, and other important sites. Some 20th-century visitors bemoaned water that was too cold, fish that were not biting, journeys that were too long, or visits that were too short. The postcard messages indicate that they knew Grand Lake and Presque Isle would remain in their hearts and minds until they could return.

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