Lake Orion

Lake Orion

by James E. Ingram, Lori Grove


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Lake Orion by James E. Ingram, Lori Grove

Orion Township, established in 1835, became a prosperous
agrarian and resort community by the beginning of the 20th
century. The village of Lake Orion developed as the center of commerce for township residents and a summer community of tourists and revivalists. Passenger boats and an amusement park popularized Lake Orion as a vacation destination with hotels and summer cottages. Suburban development has since transformed the landscape, but township signposts proudly display a vestige of the past: "Orion Township, where living is a vacation."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781531623562
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 07/19/2006
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

James E. Ingram lives on Lake Orion and is a fifth-generation resident of the township. He authors "Time Tracs," a history column in the Lake Orion Review and presents local history programs. Lori Grove is a native of Detroit and grew up with a cottage on Lake Orion. She conducted "The Lakeside Cottage: A Study of Cottage Architecture and Culture on Lake Orion" held at the Orion Township Library.

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