Ghost Towns of Michigan: Volume 1

Ghost Towns of Michigan: Volume 1

by Larry Wakefield
     
 

Here is the first volume in the Ghost Towns of Michigan series, featuring 33 of Michigan's most fascinating ghost towns, along with numerous historic photographs. These are stories of land speculations wildcat bankers, boom-and-bust lumber barons, pioneers who refused to give up, and small towns with big ideas that didn't quite pan out.

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Here is the first volume in the Ghost Towns of Michigan series, featuring 33 of Michigan's most fascinating ghost towns, along with numerous historic photographs. These are stories of land speculations wildcat bankers, boom-and-bust lumber barons, pioneers who refused to give up, and small towns with big ideas that didn't quite pan out.

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• Isadore, where a nun's murder long remained an unsolved mystery
• Idlewild, once the biggest African-American resort town in the U.S. and host to many jazz luminaries early in their careers
• A mine under the Michigamme River near Mansfield that collapsed
• A ruthless brothel owner who was lynched at Fayette

The Ghost Towns of Michigan series has become a beloved classic in Michigan's historical literature since the first volume was published in 1994. Engagingly written, with a wry sense of humor and a wealth of historical facts, these tales will inform and entertain anyone who enjoys regional history presented with a storyteller's touch.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882376773
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press MI
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
183
Sales rank:
1,337,908
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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