New book on Shiras deserves attention

To the Journal editor:

“Shiras saluted with special signage,” appearing in (Monday’s) Mining Journal, brings welcome attention to the signage project underway for the Shiras Park at Picnic Rocks.

Its summary of the far-reaching contributions of George Shiras III and his strong connection to Marquette invites further reading.

With considerable enthusiasm, I feel pressed to call attention to a brand new biography of particular relevance: “Camera Hunter: George Shiras III and the Birth of Wildlife Photography,” written by Northern Michigan University professor James H. McCommons and available locally and on the internet.


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