22 facts about Lake Superior

Lake Superior
21.The first European on Upper Lake is believed to have been the French traveler Étienne Brûlé in 1622.
During his travels, he encountered many native tribes and learned their language to become one of the first tribal interpreters. Brûlé died under unclear circumstances, probably killed by members of the Huron tribe for treason.
22.The surroundings of the lake are rich in valuable deposits of raw materials.
Iron ore has been mined here since the middle of the 19th century. Silver, nickel and copper are also mined around the lake.

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