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: A swaybacked barn, pine trees by the lake, snowy prairies, a cornfield and silo, a small-town street. These are common scenes around the Midwest that reflect simple values. But when residents added flags, symbols and signs to their yards, streets and fields, these common and simple scenes became unique Midwestern expressions of patriotism. In Northland Spirit, Michael Peterson was able to capture the full spectrum of ways in which Midwesterners celebrate being American. From flags near the lake to nostalgic porches to Uncle Sam windsocks hung from pine boughs, the genuine depth of feeling is apparent in each image. These images, together with historical quotes and poetry, explore the depth and roots of the Midwestern American Spirit. Includes words of God Bless America, the Constitution and more.