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History of the Great Lakes

Dates: February 3, 2023

Meets: F from 10:00 AM to 12 N

Registration Fee: $15.00

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The North American Great Lakes constitute the largest contiguous body of fresh water in the world. The Lakes began to take their current form when the glaciers of the last Ice Age receded about 9,500 years ago. Since then, the Lakes and their many tributaries have served as a critical transportation network for the various groups of people who have populated its extensive shoreline. By the late 19th century, this network, bolstered by private investment and government improvements, allowed the United States to become the largest and most dynamic economy in the world. Today, while the Lakes have lost much of their former economic importance, they remain a focus for recreation, commercial fishing, shipping, and fresh water for drinking and commercial use. Additionally, its connection to the St. Laurence River provides a 2,000-mile waterway from the interior of Canada and the United States to the oceans of the world. Instructor: Bruce Bowlus, Professor Emeritus of History
Fee: $15.00

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Course Fee (Basic)Registration Fee$ 15.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Life Scholars Member$ 10.00

Bruce Bowlus


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