eBook Lake Superior Place Names: From Bawating to the Montreal download
by Bernard C. Peters
Author: Bernard C. Peters
Publisher: Northern Michigan Univ Pr; 1st edition (June 1, 1996)
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By Bernard C. Source: Book jacket, Lake Superior Place Names). Visit Our Photo Gallery. Lake Superior Place Names is about the origin and meaning of Michigan’s Lake Superior shoreline place names in existence before the American invasion of the 1840s. Although such names as Sault Ste. Marie, Tahquamenon River, Grand Marais, Munising and Keweenaw Bay are in daily use, few know much about their origin and meaning. The existence of these names reveals the early Native American and French imprint on this region.
This book is about the origin and meaning of Michigan's Lake Superior shoreline place names in existence before the American invasion of the 1840s. Marie, Tahquamenon River, Grand Marais, Munising, and Keweenaw Bay are in daily use, few know much about their origin and meaning. The existence of these names reveals that before Americans came into the Lake Superior country, and covered the land and water with their names, the area had been occupied by two other cultural groups: Indian and French.
Bernard C. Peters gives it a different twist in his 1996 book, Lake Superior Place Names: From Bawating to the Montreal.
from Bawating to the Montreal. by Bernard C. Published 1996 by Northern Michigan University Press in Marquette, Mich. Geographical Names, Internet Archive Wishlist, Names, Geographical, Geography. Region Superior, Lake. Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-111). A joint publication of the Center for Upper Peninsula Studies and the Northern Michigan University Press.
Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes of North America, is also the world's largest freshwater lake by surface area, and the third largest freshwater lake by volume. state of Minnesota to the west, and Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the south. The farthest north and west of the Great Lakes chain, Superior has the highest elevation of all five great lakes and drains into the St. Mary's River.
The place needed a name. Originally, it was named after the Apostle Peter as tsar Peter, the Apostle’s namesake, relied on this saint’s patronage. Though originally he had planned to name his new freshwater-filled settlement Albion – a poetic name for England – instead he decided to call the bay Sydney Cove after the Secretary of State, Lord Sydney. Beijing is about as close as we can get now to saying it like the Chinese. For a decade in the 1900’s it was called Petrograd. This was from 1914–1924.
Take a journey down winding lanes and Roman roads in this witty and informative guide to the meanings behind the names of England's towns and villages.