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The Voyageur's Highway

The Voyageur's Highway

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Minnesota's Border Lake Land

Author Grace Lee Nute

Minnesota Historical Society Press (June 1, 1941)

This popular guide to Minnesota's canoe country from Rainy Lake east to Lake Superior tells of famous explorers, the great fur traders, voyageurs, Indians, and loggers who passed that way.


The voyageur's highway was the route from Lake Superior along inland waterways to the Minnesota North Country. Countless people--explorers, fur traders, missionaries, map makers, lumberjacks, miners, naturalists--were drawn to the region's woods and lakeshores. Indians, French Canadians,Scandinavians, and Slavs all used the rich resources of the land to followan old way of life or to find a new one. In a lively, clear style, Grace Lee Nute tells the fascinating story of their adventures and love of the land.

The Voyageur's Highway serves as a dependable source of historical information on the fur trade era, the opening of the Iron Range, and the loggers' way of life.

Author information

A noted scholar of the fur trade, Grace Lee Nute was a curator at the Minnesota Historical Society, a professor of history at Hamline University, and author of The Voyageurs.

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  • 129 pages
  • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • ISBN: 9780873510066

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