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The Big Marsh : the story of a lost landscape / Cheri Register.

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Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 333.918 REG (Text) 78551000526440 Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780873519953
  • Physical Description: 271 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Part I: The Lay of the Land -- Hollandale : An Introduction -- Freeborn County : Home, but No Biome -- Looking for the Big Marsh -- Part II: Life on the Big Marsh -- No Empty Landscape -- The Grid That Turned Land to a Commodity -- Homing on the Marsh : The Speers -- The Trip from Otranto Revisited -- Claiming the High Ground : The Ostranders -- Hazards -- What Counts as a Lake? -- The Evolution of the Drainage Ditch -- A Watershed Year : 1877 -- A New Home on the Prairie : A Speculation -- Fire on the Marsh -- Part III: The Big Ditch -- The Alleged Conniver : Putnam Dana McMillan -- The First Drainage -- The Middle Man : William A. Morin -- Robert Speer Travels through Time -- Eighteen Yoke of Oxen -- "The Great Ricelawn Ranch" -- A Change of Hands Bodes a Change of Lands -- What's Black and White and Grazes All Over? -- The Second Try -- New Man About Town : John Felix Dryden Meighen -- The People Protest -- How to Read a Flying Bundle of Twine -- A Lone Voice for the Environment : Fred McCall -- Counterarguments -- The Moscow Farm Prospers -- Meighen in Court and Courting -- The Winning Strategy -- Rice Lake and the Big Marsh Go Down the Drain -- The Swamp Angel Plays Cupid -- The New Model Farmer -- The Victor's History -- The Mysterious Fall of Bryant Barber and Other Endings -- Part IV: Restoration and Restitution -- From Booty to Beauty -- Wo Wacintanka -- For the Birds.
Summary, etc.: "An environmental history of Freeborn County, Minnesota's Big Marsh, which was tilled and drained 130 years ago at public expense for agricultural purposes. Told from a personal point of view, this story shows the enduring value of wild places and the importance of the fight to preserve them, both then and now"-- Provided by publisher.
"A rural community is changed forever when moneyed interests conspire to transform a treasured wetland"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Freeborn County (Minn.) > Environmental conditions.
Marshes > Minnesota > Freeborn County > History.
Drainage > Environmental aspects > Minnesota > Freeborn County > History.
Drainage > Economic aspects > Minnesota > Freeborn County > History.
Agriculture > Environmental aspects > Minnesota > Freeborn County > History.
Landscape changes > Minnesota > Freeborn County > History.
Landscape protection > Minnesota > Freeborn County > History.
Businessmen > Minnesota > Freeborn County > Biography.
Real estate developers > Minnesota > Freeborn County > Biography.
Freeborn County (Minn.) > Economic conditions.
NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Lakes, Ponds & Swamps.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI).

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