The Big Water: A History of Michigan's Lower Au Sable River (Paperback)

The Big Water: A History of Michigan's Lower Au Sable River By Thomas A. Buhr Cover Image

The Big Water: A History of Michigan's Lower Au Sable River (Paperback)

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As one of the country's most popular recreational streams - with an international reputation for fly fishing - the Au Sable River is a crown jewel of Michigan waterways. However, underneath its surface lies a history of controversy and conflict. For twelve thousand years, its sylvan banks and clear waters have attracted everyone from the First People of North America to European explorers and American settlers. They came to trap, lumber, hunt, fish, canoe, and lately, to conserve.

The Big Water: A History of Michigan's Lower Au Sable River is an up-to-date, comprehensive, and unified account of the region's history, from pre-European times through French and English exploitation, American Manifest Destiny, resource extraction and redemption, the rise of outdoor recreation, and the legacy of pollution from modernization. The Big Water is a tale of the Wild West ways of early industrialization that flows hopefully towards a future where we try to live in harmony with wild places.

Product Details ISBN: 9781961302310
ISBN-10: 1961302314
Publisher: Mission Point Press
Publication Date: January 30th, 2024
Pages: 308
Language: English