Going Back to Central: On the Road in Search of the Past in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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Going Back to Central -- On the Road in Search of the Past in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is a journey of discovery --connecting the present with the history of Cornish copper miners in the region. Although the purpose of the author's trip was to honor and celebrate the lives of his Cornish ancestors who came to Central Mine in the 1800s, along the way he savors the autumn splendors of a beautiful and rugged part of the north country and listens for tales of its unique and sturdy residents.

Includes 31 full color photos; 21 b/w historic photographs

Going Back to Central -- On the Road in Search of the Past in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has been selected as a Michigan Notable Book for 2004 by the Library of Michigan.

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In May 2004, Going Back to Central - On the Road in Search of the Past in Michigan's Upper Peninsula was named Best Travel Book by the Midwest Independent Publishers Association.

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Lon Emerick is a former university professor and author of textbooks in speech pathology as well as: The Superior Peninsula, Sharing the Journey, With Stick and String and That's Easy for You to Say. He is a fifth-generation descendant of Cornish immigrants who came to mine copper in the rugged Keweenaw Peninsula of Northern Michigan. In the fall of 2001, he set out from his home in the woods near Marquette, Michigan, to trace his roots and branches across the region. Going Back to Central is the result of that journey.

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