It Happened in Michigan: Remarkable Events That Shaped History

It Happened in Michigan: Remarkable Events That Shaped History

by Colleen Burcar
     
 

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True Tales from the Great Lakes State's Past—from the pageant of the Sault to a World Series that healed wounds Michigan is one-of-a-kind. America's only two-part state, with dual peninsulas, it has been host to a medley of cultures. And, while these cultures have not always coexisted peacefully, Michigan has conquered its brushes with adversity to reunite

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True Tales from the Great Lakes State's Past—from the pageant of the Sault to a World Series that healed wounds Michigan is one-of-a-kind. America's only two-part state, with dual peninsulas, it has been host to a medley of cultures. And, while these cultures have not always coexisted peacefully, Michigan has conquered its brushes with adversity to reunite stronger than ever. It Happened in Michigan goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Great Lakes State. • Set sail with the Griffin on its first, triumphant voyage in August 1679, and on its second, last, disastrous journey a month later. • Learn how one man survived a gunshot for fifty-eight years with a see-through stomach that brought advanced medical knowledge. • Have the last laugh along with Michigan, which saw Ohio prevail in the 1835 Toledo War but gained both statehood and much of the Upper Peninsula. • Relive the building of the Mighty Mac—the engineering masterpiece that spanned Michigan's two peninsulas and that would forever change the state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762760244
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Series:
It Happened In Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
843,647
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Colleen Burcar has worked in radio, television, and newspapers for many years. She now works in media consulting and public relations and her voice continues to be heard on commercials across the country. The mother of a daughter, Kimberly, Colleen currently resides in suburban Detroit with her husband, Bryan Becker, and toy poodle, Chloe.

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