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Download My Kind of County: Door County, Wisconsin (Center for American Places - My Kind of . . . series) epub

by John Fraser Hart




The shores of Door County, Wisconsin have long served as an idyllic retreat for Midwestern families. The region’s scenic beauty is augmented by a rich history that reflects the classic American experience and John Fraser Hart now pays homage to the “Cape Cod of the Midwest” in this engaging chronicle.A renowned scholar and a summer home owner in Door County for over fifty years, Hart possesses intimate knowledge of the physical geography and cultural history of the region. With his incisive geographer’s eye, he charts the gorgeously sprawling landscape that draws more than two million visitors annually, including the limestone bluffs along Green Bay that loom as high as 200 feet. He also explores Door County’s agricultural heritage—including the famous cherry orchards—as well as the difference between the Green Bay and Lake Michigan sides of the peninsula, and the quiet interior region. The book then turns to the cultural aspects of the region, examining diverse topics such as the history of the first ethnic European settlers, the tourist economy, and the settlements’ primarily Belgian architecture. Detailed maps and vibrant photographs complement Hart’s engaging prose, making My Kind of County the perfect gift for day trippers, summer residents, and geographers alike. 
Download My Kind of County: Door County, Wisconsin (Center for American Places - My Kind of . . . series) epub
ISBN: 1930066864
ISBN13: 978-1930066861
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Photography & Video
Author: John Fraser Hart
Language: English
Publisher: Center for American Places; 2 edition (April 1, 2009)
Pages: 192 pages
ePUB size: 1398 kb
FB2 size: 1911 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 703
Other Formats: doc txt mbr lit

Jorius
I purchased this book to get a brief introduction to Door County, Wisconsin before participating in a week-long tour of the area. The book was very good for this purpose. The author explains the geology, history, early immigration, major industries, and major points of interest in the area, clearly, and illustrates with photos and charts. The only drawback is that the book was written about ten years ago, so some of the information should be updated, but for the most part it was very helpful.
Tamesya
Book came in great condition, on time, which I appreciated for teh holidayswrapped nicely; it was a gift and they were very happy with it