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South Oakland County, Michigan (Then and Now Series)
     

South Oakland County, Michigan (Then and Now Series)

by Paul Vachon
 

Chartered 18 years before Michigan's admission to the Union, Oakland County developed as a microcosm of the state: diverse, entrepreneurial, and prosperous. The unbridled success of the automotive industry in neighboring Detroit quickly spread north where well-to-do industry leaders located. This vibrant community produced a quality of life rivaled by few

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Chartered 18 years before Michigan's admission to the Union, Oakland County developed as a microcosm of the state: diverse, entrepreneurial, and prosperous. The unbridled success of the automotive industry in neighboring Detroit quickly spread north where well-to-do industry leaders located. This vibrant community produced a quality of life rivaled by few other places. This book displays pivotal "Then and Now" scenes depicting the history of Oakland County, many with national impact.

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Title: Journey through South Oakland County

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Date: 6/27/2011

New from Arcadia Publishing's Then & Now series is South Oakland County by Paul Vachon. Vintage images are compared and contrasted with modern-day photographs in this new book for a side-by-side look at local history in South Oakland County.

Chartered 18 years before Michigan's admission to the Union, Oakland County developed as a microcosm of the state: diverse, entrepreneurial, and prosperous. The unbridled success of the automotive industry in neighboring Detroit quickly spread north where well-to-do industry leaders located.

This vibrant community produced a quality of life rivaled by few other places. This book displays pivotal "Then and Now" scenes depicting the history of Oakland County, many with national impact.

Highlights of South Oakland County include:

• Lower Woodward

• Northwest Corridor

• Points North

• Farther Afield

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America's people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738583112
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/27/2011
Series:
Then and Now Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,353,116
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Vachon is a freelance writer and an avid local historian. He has, at various times, worked, studied, and worshipped in Detroit and has an excellent sense of the pulse of urban life. A lifelong Detroit area resident, he currently lives in suburban Oakland County. In 1995, the Detroit News donated its photographic archive to the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University. This outstanding collection is the major source of this book's images.

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