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Ghost Towns of Michigan: Volume 2
     

Ghost Towns of Michigan: Volume 2

by 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:

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882376193
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press MI
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Pages:
269
Sales rank:
888,507
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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