Suddenly, a time warp into a land of rugged outcroppings, misty mountains, dense forest, Lake Superior, few people, a sense of sanctuary from noisy city life below the bridge. The roadway mimics this going from the six lanes of I-75 speed to two lanes of slower highway US 2 twisting along the battered shoreline of northern Lake Michigan. Sunlight dances through birch, maple, and White pine trees triggering visions of Menominee and Chippewa Indians, Jesuit priests, trappers, lumber camps, of British expansion, American conquest.

Forward to the Hinterland, Part 4

Houghton 99 miles, Yeah!  Excitement grows as our destinations Atlantic Mine and The Keweenaw Peninsula are close at hand!  Ten miles west of Marquette is the city of Negaunee (derived from the Ojibwa word nigani which means foremost or leading) founded in 1845 with the discovery of iron ore.  U.S. 41 passes just north of…… Continue reading Forward to the Hinterland, Part 4

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