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Title
Memorials of a half-century.
Summary
This collection of essays by a noted writer, explorer, and Detroit civic leader offers detailed descriptions of Michigan's geography, geology, and local history in a consciously crafted literary style. Hubbard discusses the natural history of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron; topographical and geological features of Michigan; a geological expedition to the salt springs of the Grand and Saginaw River valleys with the new state's geologist, Dr. Houghton (1837); local factors and the 1837-38 financial panic; and land speculation and settlement. In addition Hubbard writes about Michigan Indians and Indian antiquities; flora and fauna, animal behavior; climatology; and the world of Michigan's French-speaking inhabitants, especially Detroit habitants, rural farmers, and voyageurs (who paddled the waterways as guides, trappers, and tradesmen), comparing the life-styles of French speakers and Yankees. The book is heavily illustrated with sketches of Indian artifacts, landscapes, folk architecture, trees, and diagrams representing the Mound-Builders' ancient garden beds.
Contributor Names
Hubbard, Bela, 1814-1896.
Created / Published
New York, London, G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1887.
Subject Headings
-  Michigan--History--1837
-  Geology--Michigan
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site and on the Internet Archive Web site.
Medium
xvi, 581 p. incl. plates, maps, plans, diagrs. front. 20 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F566 .H87
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/lhbum.21049
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/scd0001.00160991173
Library of Congress Control Number
11021049
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Description
This collection of essays by a noted writer, explorer, and Detroit civic leader offers detailed descriptions of Michigan's geography, geology, and local history in a consciously crafted literary style. Hubbard discusses the natural history of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron; topographical and geological features of Michigan; a geological expedition to the salt springs of the Grand and Saginaw River valleys with the new state's geologist, Dr. Houghton (1837); local factors and the 1837-38 financial panic; and land speculation and settlement. In addition Hubbard writes about Michigan Indians and Indian antiquities; flora and fauna, animal behavior; climatology; and the world of Michigan's French-speaking inhabitants, especially Detroit habitants, rural farmers, and voyageurs (who paddled the waterways as guides, trappers, and tradesmen), comparing the life-styles of French speakers and Yankees. The book is heavily illustrated with sketches of Indian artifacts, landscapes, folk architecture, trees, and diagrams representing the Mound-Builders' ancient garden beds.
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Hubbard, Bela. Memorials of a Half-Century. New York, London, G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1887. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/11021049/.

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Hubbard, B. (1887) Memorials of a Half-Century. New York, London, G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/11021049/.

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Hubbard, Bela. Memorials of a Half-Century. New York, London, G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1887. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/11021049/>.