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lo Ve 9 Pai Zs Oe a0 de onan 9) eta) PS Sesser ees He SER 7 THENATIONAL © GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE MARCH, 1928 e CONTENTS Special Calar Supplement, “The Discoverer" ar Eee SIXTEEN PAGES OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN FULL COLOR Michigan, Mistress of the Lakes With 67. Ilustrations MELVILLE CHATER Artist Adventures on the Island of Bali With 20 Natural Color Photographs FRANKLIN PRICE KNOTT Seeing the World from the Air With 38 Tustrations SIR ALAN J. COBHAM The Great With 19 Mlustrations of the Potomac GILBERT GROSVENOR PUBLISHED BY THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY HUBBARD MEMORIAL HALL WASHINGTON, D.C, D more e DIRT PER MINUTE ‘The accurate measure of electric cleaner e ffierency | dirt per minute... The HOOVER | It BE. ws it Sweeps as it Cleans o% keeps your rugs young super-cleaning toreach Hoover to remove more dirt per crous dirt inyour ménuee. It reaches the decpl buried dirt by the time-tried which sinks deep at effective methad—beating re- sistencly. This super-cle duced ro scientific exactness. ¢ in the Hoover. Recetas We will gladly demonstrate to you ts prove that the Hoover re- in your own home that the moves more t per minute than r does remoy the most r cleaner, and that this Jephone your le wp not only of sur- Authorized Hoover Dealer which ordinaty clean- ing methods remove, but of the heavy gritand lint against which hese methods often fail cE the most dar rugs. the pip hiber- “Positive Agitation’ ‘enables the Vor. LIT, No. 3 WASHINGTON Marca, 1928 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE MICHIGAN, MISTRESS OF THE LAKES By Meivite Cuarer ‘Avram up" MoreanCoxcarnns wi on Yaaice,” "Tmt Sn Canasta” "Danae Dara" *Tuaceem tx Tiare Bocas ca, (Ciucaarinne Macro With Ilusirations fram Photographs by Clifton Adanis, Stoff Photographer NO THIS is China!” S Such was the happy conviction of Monsieur Jean Nicolet as, ap- propriately: attired ina robe of Chinese damask, he discharged his pistols over the heads of the astonished: Indians on the western shores of Lake Michigan in 1634. Tt is said that the Canadian town of a chine satirically memorializes in its French name, La Chive, the mistake of carly French explorers in assuming that the people” living on a “great water,” of which the Algonquins had told them, were inhabitants of the Flowery King- vertheless, the ertor brings home to one the yastness of those inland waters which Nicolet took for Chinese seas, ‘As he and his Indian paddlers emerged from the primeval forests of New France and gained the Great Lakes, their frail nthe thresbold of une of Na- a third of the globe's fresh-water aren, stretching away in’ five confluent bodies lying end to nd. surrounded by water surfaces which ex- ceed the present agerewate areas of Bel- gium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzer- Jand, and Pertugal. Had he followed the five Lakes’ ontfiimg coasts along what was Tater to be called the American side, he would have canoed 3.774 miles, or about the ocean distance he had come fram Ole to New France. Could the Indian guide of Motsieut Nicolet have foreseen modern mathemat- ical computations, and had lie remarked, “White man, Hall the world’s rivers flowed into these lakes’ emptied basins, twelve moons would be needed to fill them,” doubtless the Frénchman would have coughed politely and said, “Ex avant! On to Chita!” ‘THE FIRST WIHTITE MAN ON sCMIOAN's ‘tWO FENINSULAS 3 Furthermore, Nicolet might bave noted that four of the Lakes washed the outline of two lengthy peninsulas whose tip within six miles of touching. ‘The fr white man to tread the shores of Michi- gan’s two peninsulas, he paused at what later Frenchmen named the Sault, ar Balls, of Ste, Marie; then paddled onward for the supposed Orient. I Michigan enjoys direct water commatica- tion with seven sister States and Ontario Province, with their mare than 40,000,000 people — when on Michigan's. nord shore the St. Marys Falis Shi ives passage to, the greatest lock traffic the world has ever known—one wonders if Nicolet didn't make a mistake in want- ing to push on to China. ‘Michigan, anciently a likeless region, ‘owes her debt to the Glacial Period, when vast ice packs thrice advanced and thrice