Lower Tahquamenon “Root Beer” Falls

This image shows two of the three main cascades of the lower falls. The color of the water as it passes over the falls here is a result of tannin released by leaves falling into the river along its course.

Hiawatha Card Co., P.O. Box 56, Ypsilanti, Mich.

The description on the back states:


In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Sometimes referred to as “the root beer falls”. It is an interesting fact that actually there is a greater volume of water going over the lower falls than the upper. Many people enjoy wading in the shallow waters beneath the falls.

–The postcard is dated 1953, but it was mailed and postmarked 1964.

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