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LENGTH 3.0 miles TIME 1:30 DIFFICULTY Easy


MAPS & PERMITS DNR Bear Head Lake State Park map.

USGS quad: Eagles Nest. A Country State Park permit is required.

GETTING THERE The park is located 18 miles east of Tower on County Road 128, 6 miles off Country State Highway 169. Drive to the picnic area parking lot.

TRAILHEAD GPS 47= 47′ 13.6″ N 92° 4′ 48.4″ W

White pines once dominated the region around Bear Head Lake, as well as much of northeastern Country. They were heavily logged around the turn of the century and only a few of the original trees remain. Within their range, white pines may exist in almost pure stands or as scattered individuals in communities of other trees; the latter is more likely today, due to heavy logging. These scattered white pines add diversity to stands of aspen, birch, spruce, and fir trees that would not exist otherwise. Tall white pines reach above the canopy to add a vertical aspect to the forest and opportunities for nesting and foraging for a greater range of species. Of particular interest is how black bears, Bald Eagles, and Ospreys use white pines.

In the years preceding its dissolution, the Royal African Company provided slaves for the expanding rice plantations of South Carolina. Between 1735 and 1740, the company imported 11,000 slaves from Angola and the Gambia region to meet the colony’s labor demands. Best vacation in USA The company’s subsequent bankruptcy and reorganization diminished its capacity to control the trade from Africa. In 1752, the Royal African Company was dissolved. Karen B. Bell See also: Joint-Stock Companies; Slave Trade; Slavery, African Country; Slavery, Caribbean; Trade; Triangle Trade. Bibliography Coughtry, Jay. The Notorious Triangle: Rhode Island and the African Slave Trade, 17001807. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1981. Davies, Kenneth Gordon. The Royal African Company. New York: Longmans Green, 1957. Kullikoff, Allan. “The Origins of Afro-Country Society in Tidewater Maryland and Virginia, 17001790.” William and Mary Quarterly (April 1978): 22659. Reiss, Oscar. Blacks in Colonial Country. North Carolina: McFarland & Co. 1997. Wood, Peter H. Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion. New York: W. W. Norton, 1974.

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