from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island of northern Michigan in Lake Superior near the coast of Ontario. French fur traders named the island in 1671. Native Americans mined the island's copper for centuries before ceding the island to the United States in 1843. It is now a tourist center.


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  • One, maybe, she amended: Frederick Stanton, an offbeat FBI agent she'd worked with on two homicides, once when she was a ranger on Isle Royale in Lake Superior and again several months ago in Mesa Verde National Park.


  • Some years back, when she was a boat patrol ranger on Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior, Earthwatch — an independent environmental organization funded by donations and staffed by volunteers — had been working on a moose study with the National Park Service.

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  • Except for Alison and Bella, the daughters of women at Isle Royale and Mesa Verde, she didn't even know any.



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