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Historic Petoskey and the greater Little Traverse Bay area possess a wealth of natural and cultural gifts. The region's virgin forests, crystal clear waters, and powerful Native American heritage inspired Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to write "The Song of Hiawatha." Its plentiful wildlife and peaceful natural settings provided Ernest Hemingway with his early hunting and fishing experiences. Abundant natural resources set the stage for industries like the fur trade, lumbering, shipping, and limestone quarrying. Petoskey's ideal location on the picturesque bay has attracted visitors and adventurers since the 1870s.
In this unique volume, author C.S. Wright explores the many legacies of the Petoskey area, from the native tribes that first protected the land through the eras of industry, transportation, and tourism. A rare collection of historic postcards illustrates Petoskey's rich history, providing immaculate images of pastoral scenes, industrial achievements, striking architecture, and community development.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Series:||Postcard History Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
C.S. Wright is a writer and editor whose family hails from the Grand Traverse Bay area. He has earned degrees from Western Michigan University and Northwestern Michigan College, and is the author of Traverse City in Vintage Postcards, also published by Arcadia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a lovely compilation of postcards and the book really tells the growth of the area in great detail.
This book is not only a great read at the beach, but also makes an excellent present for anyone who loves Michigan history.
My family has been coming to the Harbor Springs and Petoskey area for close to one hundred years and this is the first book that truly brings its history to life. While there are a few grammatical errors, it is well worth the read.
The images are terrific and, for the most part, this book tells the history of the area in all its splendor. As is often the case, there are some typos
If you must, buy it for the pictures only. There is hardly a page that does not contain at least one gross error regarding names, places, dates, locations or directions. It is painfully obvious that the author is unfamiliar with the area and obviously never even consulted a map or any other works on local history. He consistently confuse north with south and east with west, The amount of misinformation is overwhelming and detracts from what could have been an interesting local history book. On the first page he even misspells the name of Emmet County. Perhaps if he had just quoted the original postcard captions with a disclaimer he and the publisher could be forgiven. However, it is obvious that no-one fact-checked a single word. After counting over 70 easily detected mistakes, I gave up. File this book under ¿Fantasy.¿ Lowell Kosloskey Petoskey, Michigan