Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910
Arts & Humanities
Travel Writing and Tourist Guides
The collection boasts many examples of travel writing and tourist guides. Browse the Subject Index for the heading, Description and travel - Guidebooks, or browse the Title Index to find texts such as A Merry Briton in Pioneer Wisconsin and The Standard Guide; Mackinac Island and Northern Lake Resorts. Practice descriptive and persuasive writing by composing a chapter from a guidebook for the area in which you live or do some travel writing. Even if the travel is just between school or work and home, you can practice observation, description, and creation of a literary tone.