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Iron Pioneers: The Marquette Triology, Book One

Tyler R. Tichelaar

Iron Pioneers: The Marquette Triology, Book One


When iron ore is discovered in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the 1840's, entrepreneur Gerald Henning and his beautiful socialite wife Clara travel from Boston to the little village of Marquette on the shores of Lake Superior. They and their companions, Irish and German immigrants, French Canadians and fellow New Englanders dream of a great metropolis at the center of the iron ore industry. Despite blizzards and near starvation, devastating fires and financial hardships, these iron pioneers persevere until their wilderness village first becomes integral to the Union cause in the Civil War and then a prosperous modern city. Meticulously researched, warmly written, and spanning half a century, Iron Pioneers is a testament to the spirit that forged America.

476 pages

Vendor: Tyler R. Tichelaar

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