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Author Name:    SCHOON, Kenneth J.

Title:   Calumet Beginnings : Ancient Shorelines and Settlements at the South End ofLake Michigan. Fourth Printing in dustjacket

Publisher:    Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, 2005, ISBN:025334218x 

Seller ID:   114675

SCHOON, Kenneth J. Calumet Beginnings : Ancient Shorelines and Settlements at the South End of Lake Michigan. Bloomington & Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, (2005). Fourth Printing. Pp (6),vii-x,(2), 3-247,(5). Illustrated. Maps. Large 8vo, yellow cloth spine, metallic blue lettering to spine, mustard yellow paper-covered boards. "The landscape of the Calumet, an area that sits astride the IndianaIllinois state line at the southern end ofLake Michigan was shaped by the glaciers that withdrew toward the end of t he last ice ageabout 45,000 years ago. In the years since, many natural forces, including wind, running water, and the waves of Lake Michigan, have continued to shape the land. The lake's modern and ancient shorelines have served as Indian trails, stagecoach routes, highways, and sites that have evolved into many of the cities, towns, and villages of the Calumet area. People have also left their mark on the landscape: Indians built mounds; farmers filled in wetlands; governments commissioned ditches and canals to drain marshes and change the direction of rivers; sand was hauled from where it was plentiful to where it was needed for urban and industrial growth. These thousands of years of weather and movements of peoples have given the Calumet region its distinct climate and appeal." (BookFinder). Contents : Prologue : The Calumet area. Part One - The Physical Setting. 1. Seas, sediments,and glacial ice : forming the landscapes. 2. Water and wind : interpreting Lake Michigan's history. Part Two - The Human Touch. 3. The Calumet area b efore 1833. 4. The pioneer and stagecoach period, 1833-1858. 5. Railroads and everyday life, 1852-1899. 6. Altering the landscape. Part Three : Community Beginnings. 7. Cook County communities. 8. Lake County communities. 9. Porter and LaPorte County communities. Epilogue : Preserved natural areass.Glossary. Bibliographic Essay. Works Cited and Suggestions for Further Rea ding. Index. Very good in dustjacket. 30.00


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