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Lost In Michigan Volume 3: History and Travel Stories From An Endless Road Trip by Mike Sonnenberg Pdf
The third volume in the Lost In Michigan book series. Fun and informative stories that are off the beaten path throughout the "Mitten State" that are. Tales of tragic accidents, to historic places and inspirational people that showcases Michigan's unique history. If you have traveled to the popular tourist destinations in Michigan, and are looking for something a little different, you will enjoy reading this book. It's the perfect book to take on a road trip and get "Lost In Michigan."
Lost Towns of Eastern Michigan by Alan Naldrett Pdf
Eastern Michigan's vanished boomtowns and villages are uncovered and revisited in this fascinating look at the history of the lost settlements around Detroit and the Great Lakes. Many of eastern Michigan's old boomtowns and sleepy villages are faded memories. Nature reclaimed the ruins of some while progress paved over the rest. Discover the stories of lost communities hidden in plain sight or just off the beaten track. The vanished religious colony of Ora Labora fell into a state of near-constant inebriation when beer became the only safe liquid to drink. Lake St. Clair swallowed up the unique currency of Belvidere along with the place that issued it. Abandoned towns still crumble within Detroit's city limits. Alan Naldrett delves into the fascinating history of eastern Michigan's lost settlements.
A high-spirited humorous look at a special land, and the challenges of living in a remote region with more trees than people, long winters and two-track roads. Visitors are warned about the climate, insects, wildlife, local resdients and other potential "dangers." In a more serious epilogue, the author asks that visitors tread gently on the land and fold themselves into the Upper Peninsula way of life that its residents hold dear.
The fourth volume in the Lost In Michigan book series. It contains unique and interesting stories throughout the "Mitten State" that are off the beaten path. Tales of tragic accidents, to historic places and inspirational people that showcases Michigan's diverse history. If you have traveled to the popular tourist destinations in Michigan, and are looking for something a little different, you will enjoy reading this book. It's the perfect book to take on a road trip and get "Lost In Michigan."
The Sweetness of Freedom by Martha Aladjem Bloomfield,Stephen Garr Ostrander Pdf
The Sweetness of Freedom presents an eclectic grouping of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century immigrants' narratives and the personal artifacts, historical documents, and photographs these travelers brought on their journeys to Michigan. Most of the oral histories in this volume are based on interviews conducted with the immigrants themselves. Some of the immigrants presented here hoped to gain better education and jobs. Others—refugees—fled their homelands because of war, poverty, repression, religious persecution, or ethnic discrimination. All dreamt of freedom and opportunity. They tell why they left their homelands, why they chose to settle in Michigan, and what they brought or left behind. Some wanted to preserve their heritage, religious customs, traditions, and ethnic identity. Others wanted to forget past conflicts and lost family members. Their stories reveal how they established new lives far away from home, how they endured homesickness and separation, what they gave up and what they gained.
The Lost City of Fruitvale, Michigan by William P. Hansen Pdf
2011 marks the 100th anniversary of "The City of Fruitvale," located in Muskegon and Oceana Counties in Michigan. Now, twenty-two years after the release of the local best seller, "The Lost City of Fruitvale Michigan," volume 2 is available. Starting out as a "Free" lot offer in Chicago, it soon grew to include a resort, chicken and cherry farm sites, a chain of grocery stores, the "Co-operative Commonwealth" monthly magazine, insurance, banking and investment offers from Iowa to New York State. With new material not found in volume 1, this book contains nearly 240 pages of history, with over 100 full color maps. In addition, this volume covers more history beyond the boarders of the "Michigan Estate" and how Harrison Parker's Co-operative Commonwealth touched the lives of thousands, including such noted men as William Jennings Bryan while bringing in millions of dollars before being caught up in lengthy court battles and finally collapsing in bankruptcy and jail time. Also included is the little known history of a young writer by the name of Ernest Hemingway and the work that he did while as associate editor for the Co-operative Commonwealth magazine. In addition and for the first time, a brief history of Bertram C. Mayo and the Lakewood plats are included, along with the maps that were widely compared to at the time of the Fruitvale plats.
Forgotten Tales of Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Lisa A. Shiel Pdf
That’s the best I’ve ever seen you look,” the barber said to the corpse. What kind of filthy decedent could inspire such derision? Learn the answer and read myriad other little-known tales from Michigan’s northernmost region in Forgotten Tales of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Find out what happened after an aggrieved husband aimed a gun at his wife’s lover and then asked the crowd, “Shall I shoot him?” Meet the sleeping man who rode the rails without a train. Discover the truth behind the rumors that one mining town was cursed with the ten plagues of Egypt, and learn why hugs terrified an entire city. And what were those hairy, bipedal beasts haunting the woods? Join Yooper Lisa A. Shiel as she brings to the fore these wonderfully offbeat and all-but-forgotten tales from the UP’s history.
Long, long ago, the ancient people of the forest gathered around warm fires and told the tale of a time long past, when the land known as "Michigane" was covered with ice and snow. For thousands of years the cruel North Wind ruled the land North of Up North, chasing away the gentle, benevolent winds from the East, West and South. Winter stayed the whole year round, so nothing could live in Michigane. Not until an old warrior and a young boy traveled through the frigid cold with nothing but warm hearts and an old pair of mittens was there hope that the frozen land would eventually come to life.Trinka Hakes Noble is the noted author of numerous award-winning picture books including The Scarlet Stockings Spy, the ever-popular Jimmy's Boa series and Meanwhile Back at the Ranch (both featured on Reading Rainbow). Her many awards include ALANotable Children's Book, Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, IRA-CBC Children's Choice, Learning: The Year's Ten Best, and several Junior Literary Guild Selections. Trinka makes her home in Bernardsville, New Jersey. The Legend of Michigan is the 20th book that Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen has illustrated for Sleeping Bear Press. His other titles include The Legend of Sleeping Bear, the #1 Midwest bestselling Legend of the Petoskey Stone, and Texas Bluebonnet runner-up Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot. Gijsbert and his family live in Bath, Michigan.
Scandinavians in Michigan by Jeffrey W. Hancks Pdf
The Scandinavian countries, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, are commonly grouped together by their close historic, linguistic, and cultural ties. Their age-old bonds continued to flourish both during and after the period of mass immigration to the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Scandinavians felt comfortable with each other, a feeling forged through centuries of familiarity, and they usually chose to live in close proximity in communities throughout the Upper Midwest of the United States. Beginning in the middle of the nineteenth century and continuing until the 1920s, hundreds of thousands left Scandinavia to begin life in the United States and Canada. Sweden had the greatest number of its citizens leave for the United States, with more than one million migrating between 1820 and 1920. Per capita, Norway was the country most affected by the exodus; more than 850,000 Norwegians sailed to America between 1820 and 1920. In fact, Norway ranks second only to Ireland in the percentage of its population leaving for the New World during the great European migration. Denmark was affected at a much lower rate, but it too lost more than 300,000 of its population to the promise of America. Once gone, the move was usually permanent; few returned to live in Scandinavia. Michigan was never the most popular destination for Scandinavian immigrants. As immigrants began arriving in the North American interior, they settled in areas to the west of Michigan, particularly in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, and North and South Dakota. Nevertheless, thousands pursued their American dream in the Great Lakes State. They settled in Detroit and played an important role in the city’s industrial boom and automotive industry. They settled in the Upper Peninsula and worked in the iron and copper mines. They settled in the northern Lower Peninsula and worked in the logging industry. Finally, they settled in the fertile areas of west Michigan and contributed to the state’s burgeoning agricultural sector. Today, a strong Scandinavian presence remains in town names like Amble, in Montcalm County, and Skandia, in Marquette County, and in local culinary delicacies like æbleskiver, in Greenville, and lutefisk, found in select grocery stores throughout the state at Christmastime.
Discover unique attractions around the Great Lake State! Take a simple day trip, or string together a longer vacation of activities that catch your interest. No more information overload! Sections are divided by themes like waterfalls, lighthouses and fun days, so you can decide what to do and then figure out where to do it. No more information overload! Useful for singles, couples and families--visitors and residents alike--this guide by Mike Link encompasses a wide range of interests.