Harbor Country, Michigan (Images of America Series)

Harbor Country, Michigan (Images of America Series)

by Robert Mueller
     
 

The eight villages of Southwest Michigan's Harbor Country-Michiana, Grand Beach, New Buffalo, Union Pier, Lakeside, Harbert, Sawyer, and Three Oaks-have evolved from a group of humble frontier communities into a vacation mecca. Just 90 minutes from Chicago, Harbor Country's unspoiled beaches, marinas, antique shops, and shady country lanes have offered a weekend

Overview


The eight villages of Southwest Michigan's Harbor Country-Michiana, Grand Beach, New Buffalo, Union Pier, Lakeside, Harbert, Sawyer, and Three Oaks-have evolved from a group of humble frontier communities into a vacation mecca. Just 90 minutes from Chicago, Harbor Country's unspoiled beaches, marinas, antique shops, and shady country lanes have offered a weekend refuge to weary urbanites for years.

The New York Times once called Harbor Country "the Hamptons of the Midwest," perhaps because the area draws Chicago's illuminati to its shores. Yet most of the region's first settlers were lumbermen, farmers, fishermen, and railroad workers, and Harbor Country's rustic, small-town ambience remains as their legacy.

Through nearly 200 vintage photographs, this book documents the history of Harbor Country and its many roles throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Once an aspiring Great Lakes port, then briefly a railroad center, as well as a lumbering community that supplied the timber to build Chicago, Harbor Country is revealed as an area with rich history and everlasting appeal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738523033
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author


Robert and RoseAnna Mueller have spent their summers in Harbor Country for the past 13 years and recently moved to the area full-time. They are also authors of La Grange and La Grange Park, Illinois, another title in Arcadia's Images of America series.

Robert and RoseAnna Mueller have spent their summers in Harbor Country for the past 13 years and recently moved to the area full-time. They are also authors of La Grange and La Grange Park, Illinois, another title in Arcadia's Images of America series.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >