My Kind Of County: Door County, Wisconsin (Center For American Places - My Kind Of . . . Series)
Publish Date: 2009-04-01
Author: John Fraser Hart
The shores of Door County, Wisconsin have long served as an idyllic retreat for Midwestern families. The regions scenic beauty is augmented by a rich history that reflects the classic American experience and John Fraser Hart now pays homage to the Cape Cod of the Midwest in this engaging chronicle.
A renowned scholar and a summer home owner in Door County for over fifty years, Hart possesses intimate knowledge of the physical geography and cultural history of the region. With his incisive geographers eye, he charts the gorgeously sprawling landscape that draws more than two million visitors annually, including the limestone bluffs along Green Bay that loom as high as 200 feet. He also explores Door Countys agricultural heritageincluding the famous cherry orchardsas well as the difference between the Green Bay and Lake Michigan sides of the peninsula, and the quiet interior region. The book then turns to the cultural aspects of the region, examining diverse topics such as the history of the first ethnic European settlers, the tourist economy, and the settlements primarily Belgian architecture.
Detailed maps and vibrant photographs complement Harts engaging prose, making My Kind of County the perfect gift for day trippers, summer residents, and geographers alike.