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Tales of Michigan

Tales of Michigan

by Constance Jerlecki
Tales of Michigan

Tales of Michigan

by Constance Jerlecki



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Tales of Michigan is a collection of fifteen stories from across the “Great Lakes State.” Chosen to give the reader an insight into Michigan’s rich and varied historical heritage, each of these tales relates a different aspect of the state’s past.

Among others, stories in this book include:
The life of George N. Smith, a pioneering missionary, who, along with his family, endured years of hardship living with the Native Americans. A man with a common name, but an uncommon life.

The story of Detroit’s once proud status as “Stove Capital of the World.”

The fiery head-on collision of two passenger trains at Battle Creek caused when one of the crews ignored their instructions.

The tale of William Bryce, a Union soldier that returned home following the Civil War only to succumb to injuries resulting from his experiences as a prisoner of the Confederacy.

The struggle to build a bridge across the Straits of Mackinac that lasted nearly seventy-five years before the Mackinac Bridge was finally completed.

A freighter’s crew that entered into a life-and-death struggle with the Storm of 1913, the most destructive storm to strike the Great Lakes in modern history.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940015540703
Publisher: Inland Expressions
Publication date: 09/30/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 140
Sales rank: 1,054,303
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Constance M. Jerlecki is a lifelong resident of Michigan. This is her second book concerning the history of the state that she calls home.

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