March 2, 2014

This week in Michigan history: First steps for Isle Royale National Park

From The Detroit Free Press -
"Congress voted on March 3, 1931, to establish Isle Royale National Park.
The Chippewa had called the patch of island wilderness in Lake Superior “Minong” or “a good high place.” Fast forward to the 20th Century and what had become private land had to be bought from owners using state funds and a $705,000 federal grant. After a pause for World War II, the park was back on track with a dedication ceremony held in August 1947."

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