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Isle Royale National Park is part of WTIP North Shore Community Radio's "History Speaks" documentary series, which is committed to the exploration and presentation of northeastern Minnesota's past.
Intro and OutroINTRO:
Just off the North Shore of Lake Superior, sits an island. Isle Royale. It's remote. It's quiet. It has abundant wildlife. Yet people have been a part of the landscape for thousands of years. In this documentary from WTIP North Shore Community Radio, we take a closer look at the creation of Isle Royale National Park, its transition from a busy place with thriving communities to a designated wilderness, and the impact on the people and culture of the island.OUTRO:
That was Barbara Jean Johnson with WTIP North Shore Community Radio. "History Speaks: Isle Royale National Park" can be heard online at WTIP dot org. Support for this feature comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Support for this feature comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.