Margaret Fuller: Summer on the Lakes, in 1843


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In the spring of 1843 Fuller accepted an offer from her friends James Freeman Clarke and Sarah Clarke to accompany them on a trip through the Great Lakes region. After visiting Niagara Falls and traveling across Lake Michigan to Chicago, Fuller and Sarah Clarke embarked on an extended journey across the Illinois prairie. Although the roads were poor and the accommodations rough, Fuller found inspiration in the open expanses of the countryside. She...