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Basic Information

County Seat: Escanaba

Origin of Name: Greek letter "Delta" referring to the triangular shape of the original county.

Set Off: 1843

Organized: 1861

Population in 1990: 37,780

Material Available

For many counties the number of items listed is quite long. Navigational buttons are located only at the end of the list. This list of material represents the library's holdings as of July 1997. Be sure to check with us for any additional items we may now have either by contacting the library or by pressing the " Centra-Libraries Catalog" link to the left.

Bark River Centennial, 1871-1971. Bark River, MI: Centennial Book Committee, 1972.

Brayak, Mrs. Jean Peterson. The Story of Ford River Township. [Escanaba, MI: Photo Offset Printing Co., 1973].

The Delta Historian. Escanaba, MI: Delta County Historical Society. Have: August 1989; July 1990; February 1991-August 1993; May 1994; December 1994-April 1997.

Dunathan, Clint, ed.The Century Book, 1863-1963, Escanaba. Escanaba, MI: Photo Offset Printing Co., 1963.

Escanaba Daily Mirror. March 11, 1922-June 30, 1924.

An Ethnic History of Delta County. Iron Mountain, MI: Mid-Peninsula Library Cooperative, 1978.

Fayette, a Visitor's Guide. Lansing, MI: Bureau of History, 1989.

Franciscan Centennial, 1883-1983. Escanaba, MI: Franciscan Fathers, St. Joseph's Church, 1983. (Escanaba).

Groos, Joseph J. Trail of the Pioneers. [n.p., n.d.]. (Groos).

The Iron Port. September 21, 1878-March 27, 1880; December 4, 1880-June 16, 1888; May 5, 1891-December 20, 1905; January 27, 1906-July 30, 1910. (Escanaba).

Jacques, Thomas Edward. A History of the Garden Peninsula. Iron Mountain, MI: Mid-Peninsula Library Cooperative, 1979.

Nursey, Walter R. The City of Escanaba, Michigan, U.S.A., "The Iron Port of the World". [Iron Mountain, MI: Mid-Michigan Library Federation, 1972]. Reprint of 1890 edition.

Our Heritage: Garden Peninsula, Delta County, Michigan 1840-1980. Garden Peninsula Historical Society, 1982.

Our Heritage: Rapid River, Michigan. Rapid River, MI: Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District, 1976.

A Souvenir of Delta County, Michigan. Iron Mountain, MI: C.O. Stiles, [after 1902].

Tourist Guide of Delta County: The Famous Bay de Noc Area. n.p., 1964.‚Äč