Larry Wakefield was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and grew up in the Chicago area. For the past sixty years, he and his wife, Lucille, have lived on beautiful Grand Traverse Bay in northwestern Michigan.
Ghost Towns of Michigan: Volume 2by Larry Wakefield
Here is the third volume in the Ghost Towns of Michigan series, featuring 44 of Michigan's most fascinating ghost towns, along with numerous historic photographs. These are stories of land speculators, 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. Read about:
• Havre, which drowned in the rising waters of Lake Erie
• Eschol, a town that only existed on paper
• Armed conflict between Quakers and hunters of fugitive slaves at Calvin Center in 1847
• The bizarre story of a minister-turned-murderer at Rattle Run
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.
- Thunder Bay Press MI
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