By Anthony Mitchell Sammarco

Howard Johnson created an orange-roofed empire of ice cream stands and eating places that stretched from Maine to Florida and all of the technique to the West Coast. Popularly often called the "Father of the Franchise Industry," Johnson added reliable foodstuff and costs that introduced appreciative clients again for extra. the sexy white Colonial Revival eating places, with crowd pleasing porcelain tile roofs, illuminated cupolas and sea blue shutters, have been defined in Reader's Digest in 1949 because the epitome of "eating areas that appear like New England city assembly homes dressed up for Sunday." Boston historian and writer Anthony M. Sammarco recounts how Howard Johnson brought twenty-eight flavors of ice cream, the "Tendersweet" clam strips, grilled frankforts and a menu of scrumptious and conventional meals that households eagerly loved after they traveled.

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The Wilderness Act explicitly included the Boundary Waters and offered it at least nominal protections, but the law was ambiguously crafted and 24 | Natural and Human History of the Boundary Waters appeared to preserve the right to operate motorboats, a use that was abhorred by those seeking to preserve the canoe country as an oasis of silence and simplicity. One of the most influential leaders of the effort to preserve the Boundary Waters, and certainly its most loved author, was Sigurd Olson.

The leave-no-trace ethic involves seven criteria designed to minimize impacts on the wilderness and other visitors. These criteria, as applied to the BWCAW, include adequate planning of your trip, camping at designated campsites, proper disposal of all waste, minimizing campfire impacts, respecting wildlife, being considerate to other visitors, and leaving what you find. You will find these principles advocated in the various recommendations provided in this guide, and in Forest Service rules and recommendations.

Old-timers will remember when most of these latrines were wooden boxes that made perfect microhabitats for wasps. The wood made good nest-building material, while other insects that were attracted to the habitat made good prey for the wasps. Fortunately, these old latrines have been replaced by better designed, more durable plastic units that do not have the same problems. What should you do if you are out on a portage or away from camp and need to use a bathroom? The Forest Service recommends that you dig a small hole 6 to 38 | Planning Your Trip 8 inches deep at least 150 feet back from the water’s edge.

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