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Prairie Passage: The Illinois & Michigan Canal Corridor

Ranney, Edward; Harris, Emily J

ISBN 10: 0252024117 / ISBN 13: 9780252024115
Published by University of Illinois Press, 1998
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
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0252024117 Ex-library. Former library book with stamps and stickers on it. May have front endpaper removed or dust jacket taped to boards. Bookseller Inventory # 16AUG031

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Title: Prairie Passage: The Illinois & Michigan ...

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Prairie Passage celebrates the remarkable ninety-seven-mile water highway known as the Illinois and Michigan Canal, completed in 1848 and closed in 1933, that helped turn the muddy settlement of Chicago into the most important city in the Midwest. The photographs in Prairie Passage, which provide a fresh perspective on how we use and live on the land, are complemented by historical images and essays that document how people have traveled through, settled, and altered the region, as well as by a prologue that puts the Canal Corridor in a national context of regional conservation movements and an epilogue that offers a personal statement on the resonance of special places for those who care about the American landscape.

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