© Atala Dorothy Toy
Fall in the U.P. (Upper Peninsula of Michigan). The famous Tahquamenon Falls with its streaks of brown – from the tannins leached from the cedar swamps at its upper end.
These are the third most voluminous falls west of the Mississipi River. The browns come from the tannins that leach into the river from the cedar swamps that the river continually drains.
Tahquamenon Falls are mentioned in Longfellow’s The Song of Hiawatha, as the site where Hiawatha built his canoe.
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