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By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | May 2, 2022

Although it has not felt very spring-like here recently, we have heard that the waterfalls along the North Shore are roaring, which is a sure indicator of spring!
This photograph is of the High Falls at the Pigeon River, taken in 1940.