Forgotten Tales of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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History Press, 2010 - History - 175 pages
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That's the best I've ever seen you look," the barber said to the corpse. What kind of filthy decedent could inspire such derision? Learn the answer and read myriad other little-known tales from Michigan's northernmost region in Forgotten Tales of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Find out what happened after an aggrieved husband aimed a gun at his wife's lover and then asked the crowd, "Shall I shoot him?" Meet the sleeping man who rode the rails without a train. Discover the truth behind the rumors that one mining town was cursed with the ten plagues of Egypt, and learn why hugs terrified an entire city. And what were those hairy, bipedal beasts haunting the woods? Join Yooper Lisa A. Shiel as she brings to the fore these wonderfully offbeat and all-but-forgotten tales from the UP's history.

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About the author (2010)

Lisa A. Shiel, a resident of Michigan's UP, researches and writes about everything strange, from Bigfoot and UFOs to alternative history. She is the author of six books, including Strange Michigan and the award-winning Backyard Bigfoot, and she formerly served as president of the Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors Association. Find Lisa online at

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