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Livonia, Michigan (Images of America Series)
     

Livonia, Michigan (Images of America Series)

by David MacGregor
 

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At the turn of the 20th century, the township of Livonia was largely a rural community populated with farms, dirt roads, and a number of cheese factories. A few decades later, as the auto industry boomed in Detroit, white-collar workers sought places to raise their families outside of the city, and neighborhoods in Livonia went up seemingly overnight. The result

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At the turn of the 20th century, the township of Livonia was largely a rural community populated with farms, dirt roads, and a number of cheese factories. A few decades later, as the auto industry boomed in Detroit, white-collar workers sought places to raise their families outside of the city, and neighborhoods in Livonia went up seemingly overnight. The result was the creation of a quintessential American suburban city, one in which urban and rural lifestyles converged and formed a new kind of community. This book celebrates Livonia’s development from the 19th to the 21st century, as it evolved from wilderness into a city that is routinely rated as one of the best places to raise a family in the United States.

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Title: Read more about city's interesting 175-year history

Author: Staff Writer

Publisher: hometownlife.com

Date: 3/25/2010

If you enjoyed reading about Livonia's 175-year history and seeing the historic photographs in our special section in today's paper, pick up copies of Livonia by David MacGregor and Livonia Preserved by Suzanne Daniel and Kathleen Glynn.

We used those pictorial books for the photographs and accompanying captions in the section. Published by Arcadia, the books are available for check out from all branches of the Livonia Public Library or for purchase for $20 each from Greenmead Historical Park in Livonia.

We also used information from Footpaths to Freeways by Dominic P. Paris and Livonia Public Schools 1830-2002 by Martha A. Trafford for some of the stories. Those books are also available for check out from the library. Copies of Footpaths to Freeways are available for purchase at Greenmead at varying prices, depending on their condition and whether they are hard or soft cover.

Many of the interesting “Did you know?” facts in the section came from Livonia Chronology complied by Suzanne Daniel, Harriet Larson and James Melosh. That reference book is available for research at Greenmead.

We trust you'll find all five books fascinating to read, as we did.

We would like to thank the authors for chronicling Livonia's growth from an agricultural community settled by pioneers to the progressive, high-tech city it is today. Without their work, much of the city's history would be lost to future generations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738534251
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/08/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
881,657
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author


Author David MacGregor is a lifelong resident of Livonia. An award-winning playwright and screenwriter, MacGregor teaches film and American studies courses at Wayne State University, and worked in close collaboration with the Livonia Historical Commission, which generously provided materials for publication in this book.

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