Landforms of Michigan: Bays of Michigan, Beaches of Michigan, Caves of Michigan, Islands of Michigan, Lakes of Michigan

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Copper Island, List of Lakes in Michigan, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Black Mountain, Belknap Hill. Excerpt: Belknap Hill (also called Lookout Hill), is a prominent river bluff directly northeast of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan . The hill is a distinct topographical feature when viewed from the Western approach to the ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Copper Island, List of Lakes in Michigan, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Black Mountain, Belknap Hill. Excerpt: Belknap Hill (also called Lookout Hill), is a prominent river bluff directly northeast of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan . The hill is a distinct topographical feature when viewed from the Western approach to the downtown area. Its two hillside city parks have been favored by evening romancers and view seekers throughout the history of Grand Rapids. Belknap Hill holds a nostalgic place in the sentiments of Grand Rapidians in that it has long been a popular place to propose marriage. Hidden in the backwaters of the semi-isolated Belknap Lookout neighborhood atop this hill remain some of the simple nineteenth century framed homes from days when Belknap Hill bordered small farms and apple orchards. A cherished historic feature of the hill is the steeply inclined Trowbridge Street which is one of the city's two remaining true fieldstone cobblestoned streets.Coordinates : 42°5827N 85°4006W / 42.97414°N 85.66823°W / 42.97414; -85.66823A hyperlinked version of this chapter is at Black Mountain is a large hill in Brighton, Michigan . The mountain is a popular recreational activity site.History Black Mountain and the range in which it is situated were created by the glacial movement of the last major ice age . Nearby, Woodland Lake was also created by these glaciers. The area was inhabited by Native Americans until around 1800, when settlers from New England established "Ore Creek," which later became known as "Brighton." Gradually, the areas around Black Mountain have been developed. The Brighton area is now home to over 7000 people; Black Mountain lies in a residential zone of varying density. Due to deforestation , erosion has become an increasingly severe problem on p...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781156516638
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/21/2010
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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