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    Rumrunning on Lake Superior: The Arbutus Story

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    Report: Italians at Sault, Canada, 1914

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    The Great War and Lake Superior PART 1

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    This two-part article documents World War I’s influence in the Lake Superior Basin, in both Canada and the United States. It examines how the Great War effected Native Americans, recent immigrants, and the host society, with an emphasis on rumored and actual sabotage activities. It likewise explores vigilantism and regional responses. The War also engendered food production, scrap metal drives, and other habits of resource. These and other activities, designed to further the war effort in the Lake Superior region, are also studied. Part Two of this article will appear in the following volume of Upper Country: A Journal of the Lake Superior Region

    Fredent Baraga

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    Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Immigrants And Their Occupations As Seen In The 1910 Federal Census

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    From the Introduction: While conducting this work I developed the idea of going through the 1910 Federal census of the Upper Peninsula and listing the population of the immigrants and their occupations. Why the 1910 census? This census was the high-water mark for immigrant population in the Upper Peninsula. After that date people left for the auto industry in southern Michigan and the natural resources of the region were on the decline which caused more people to leave
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