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Michigan

By. H. G. Wells

From its southerly extreme to its northern margin, Michigan has a line of about four hundred miles, over a large portion of which the climate is acted upon and modified by the lake surroundings, with soil of remarkable fertility, and through the instrumentality of both we have products of cereals and 'fruits equal in quality, if not superior to 'those of any portion of the world; and for renewing a soil that might possibly show exhaustion by bad methods of cultivation, we can grow all the varieties of clover and other grasses known to " Wood's botany," or any of the learned professions at the Agricultural College or University. If the whole world was dependent for full supplies of iron and copper on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, we could say to the mining laborer and expert of Great Britain and all Europe, come to us and the demand shall be met. Here on the rock-bound shore of Lake Superior, the greatest fresh water inland sea of the world, are mineral deposits to enlist the labor of yourselves and your descendants for several hundred years to come.

BIOGRAPHICAL REMINISCENCES.


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