Portage Into The Past by J. Arnold BolzPortage Into The Past by J. Arnold Bolz

Portage Into The Past

byJ. Arnold Bolz

Paperback | October 12, 1999

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The wilderness of the Boundary Waters is as rich in history as it is in natural beauty. French Canadian voyageurs traveled through this area, which is bordered by both the United States and Canada, almost 300 years ago, paddling birch-bark canoes along the St. Lawrence-Superior route to northwestern Canada. In this classic work of travel and adventure, Bolz recounts a journey he took in 1958, retracing the voyageurs' route from Grand Portage on Lake Superior through the Quetico-Superior country to Rainy Lake. His canoe and paddle served as a time machine as he re-created a trip first taken centuries ago.

Beautifully illustrated by Francis Lee Jaques, Portage into the Past draws from the journals and maps of the early explorers of the region. Today's adventurers of the north country will treasure this classic volume, an ideal guidebook for the region's remarkable past.

Title:Portage Into The PastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.25 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:October 12, 1999Publisher:University of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0816609195

ISBN - 13:9780816609192


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Almost 300 years ago, intrepid French-Canadian voyageurs travelled the rough St. Lawrence-Lake Superior route to Northwestern Canada. In the beautifully illustrated Portage into the Past, J. Arnold Bolz retraces the adventurous routes of the voyageurs from their meticulous maps and journals. An ideal guidebook for anyone interested in Canadian history and travel, this title is part of the Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book Series.