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Jim Harrison and the UP

harrison…one more on Jim Harrison.  If you google “Jim Harrison” you find that tributes to the man and his work are flowing and tumbling with the volume and enthusiasm of a spring run off stream, today features one in the Ann Arbor Michigan daily that remembers him in a context of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.   The UP is an important part of Harrison’s writing, both for its remoteness but also for the environmental history living and evident on the south shore of Lake Superior.  Similar in many ways to St. Lawrence County, and for anyone who has spent time wandering in St. Lawrence County meadows and forests aware of the vacant farms and hollowed out towns, the UP of Jim Harrison will be vivid indeed.  Harrison the nature writer is a good primer for a St. Lawrence County saunter, for a mindset to notice the motley and unique hill and dale here…

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