July Guest Lecture: Most of Everything You Think about Early Grand Marais is Well -- Wrong: The American Fur Company in the 182

Cook County Higher Education July Guest Lecture:

Most of Everything You Think about Early Grand Marais is Well -- Wrong: The American Fur Company in the 1820s

By Tim Cochrane Park Manager at Grand Portage National Monument

 

July 22nd, 2014

7pm

Cook County Higher Education

 

Tim Cochrane is the park manager at Grand Portage National Monument.  He is also a researcher and writer who particular enjoys re-discovering unknown or forgotten historical topics on the North Shore and Isle Royale.  

 

Tim is currently searching for hard to find information on the American Fur Company's trading operation at Grand Marais in the 1820s and their attempts at trade with Ojibwe, such as with the leader or ogimaa L'Espagnol.  He enjoys the frequent surprises that inevitably happens when finding and synthesizing a record from the often fragile sources -- most often journals and letters.

 

Tim Cochrane’s Book: Minong: The Good Place-Ojibwe and Isle Royale

http://www.amazon.com/Minong-Good-Place-Ojibwe-Isle-Royale/dp/0870138499

 

The Guest Lecture series of Cook County Higher Education is offered to the community free, although donations are appreciated. The series is sponsored by the Grand Marais State Bank, the Lake Superior Trading Post, Drury Lane Books, George F. Maruska Ltd., Mike’s Holiday, White Pine North, Como Oil & Propane, Sawbill Outfitters, Beth’s Fudge and Gifts, and Johnson’s Foods.

 

The lectures are held at Cook County Higher Education’s North Shore campus, located at 300 West 3rd Street in Grand Marais.

For more information please contact Cook County Higher Education at 387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org www.northshorecampus.org and https://www.facebook.com/CookCountyHigherEducation

 

 



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 07/08/2014 12:18pm