QUESTION: Lewis H. Morgan is remembered in the U.P. as a pioneering railroad investor and developer for whom Morgan Creek and Morgan Heights are named. Although his home was in Rochester, NY, he spent much of his time in the U.P., where he became an enthusiastic fisherman. His time in the U.P. led to which of these books?
A. The Biology and Physiology of the Common Brook Trout
B. Fierce Predator of the Northwoods: The Pine Marten
C. The American Beaver and His Works
D. The Ecology and Behavior of North American Black Bears
Answer: C. The American Beaver and His Works. In 2015 a South Dakota researcher discovered that 75% of the beaver dams Morgan described in 1868 are still visible.