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Grand Traverse County

Basic Information

County Seat: Traverse City

Origin of Name: French phrase "grande traverse," meaning long crossing

Set Off: 1840 as Omeena County. Renamed Grand Traverse when organized.

Organized: 1851

Population in 1990: 64,273

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.

Anderson, W.S. Beauty Spots of Traverse City and Grand Traverse Region and Pictures of Old Pioneers. [n.p., n.d.].

Anderson, Will S. Old Settlers of the Grand Traverse Region. [n.p., 1913].

Anderson, Will S. Our Old Settlers, 1839-1914. [n.p., 1914]. (Traverse Region).

The Awakening of the Grand Traverse Region. Traverse City, MI: Herald and Record Co., [1906].

Barnes, Al. Let's Fly Backward. Detroit, MI: Harlo, 1976.

Barnes, Al. 100 Years from the Old Mission, in Grand Traverse County Michigan. [n.p., 1939].

Barnes, Al. Supper in the Evening. Philadelphia, PA: Dorrance, 1967.

Barnes, Al. Vinegar Pie, and Other Tales of the Grand Traverse Region. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1959.

Bollinger, Donna S. Heritage of Grand Traverse Bay: The City and its People. Traverse City, MI: Village Press, 1975.

Browning, Norma Lee. Joe Maddy of Interlochen. Chicago, IL: H. Regnery, 1963.

Centennial at Central, 1858-1958 [Traverse City:] a Century of Service. Traverse City, MI: 1958.

Central Michigan College, Field Services Division. Bay, Land and People, a Short History of the Grand Traverse Bay Region for Later Elementary Students. Prepared by a Class in Writing Local History. Mt. Pleasant, MI: Central Michigan College of Education, 1949.

Cherryland: The National Cherry Festival [videorecording]. Traverse City, MI: Forgotten Films & Video, 1995.

Colby, Lila. Grand Traverse Bay in the Great Lakes Basin; A History of a Changing Area. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, [1971].

Craker, Ruth. The First Protestant Mission in the Grand Traverse Region. Mt. Pleasant, MI: Rivercrest House, 1979.

Currents of the Boardman. Traverse City, MI: Grand Traverse County Historical Society, 1982.

Curtiss, Ohmer J. Through the Years: A Brief Look at Traverse City State Hospital. Traverse City, MI: Traverse City State Hospital, [1973].

Elks Lodge no. 323 (Traverse City, Mich.). Spring Social Session of Traverse City Lodge, no.323. B.P.O.E., Thursday, April 22, 1897. . .City Opera House, Traverse City, Mich. Traverse City, MI: Herald Print., [1897].

Fife Lake Reporter. June 1, 1923-September 6, 1929 (scattered).

Firestone, Kathleen C. An Island in Grand Traverse Bay. Northport, MI: Michigan Islands Research, 1992.

Fisk, Sheree. Morgan Bates and the Founding of the Traverse City Record-Eagle. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Fruit of Dreams: The Mexican Cherry Pickers: Traverse City, MI [videorecording]. Written and produced by William Janerson. Traverse City, MI: Forgotten Films & Video, 1995.

Grand Adventure: A History and Guide to the Traverse Bay Region. Lansing, MI: Michigan History Magazine, 1989.

The Grand Crossing. Written by 9 students of Traverse City High School. [n.p., 1950].

Grand Traverse Herald. November 3, 1858-December 27, 1900.

Grand Traverse Region: As Seen by the Old AAA Traveler. Detroit, MI: Automobile Club of Michigan, [1939].

Harrand, Julia. History of St. Mary's Church at Hannah and Immediate Area, 1885-1985. n.p., 1985.

Haswell, Susan Olsen. A Garden Apart: An Agricultural and Settlement History of Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Omaha, NE: National Park Service, 1994.

Hendrickson, Annetta. Life at the Old Mission, 1839-1845. CMU Term Paper, 1966. (Grand Traverse Bay).

History of the Grand Traverse Bay Region. Traverse City, MI: Chamber of Commerce, n.d.

Hooper, Grace. Grace Hooper's Pioneer Notes: By Trek and Sail to Grand Traverse Bay. Elk Rapids, MI: Fen's Rim Publications, 1993.

Knecht, Arlene. History of Kingsley. CMU Term Paper, 1957.

Know Your Grand Traverse Area: An Informational Booklet on Grand Traverse County, Leelanau County, Traverse City, Michigan. Traverse City, MI: League of Women Voters of the Grand Traverse Area, 1978.

Leach, M.L. A History of the Grand Traverse Region. Traverse City, MI: 1883.

Maddy, Joseph. Interlochen: The Triumph of an Idea. Interlochen, MI: National Music Camp, 1946.

Mayfield Memories. [Marceline, MO: Walsworth Brothers, 1951].

Michigan Works Project Administration. Understanding the Grand Traverse Region. A Textbook of Regional Knowledge. n.p., 1940.

Montague, Mrs. J.A. A History, Traverse City Woman's Club, 1891-1932. [n.p., 1933].

Morning Record. May 5, 1897-December 30, 1900. (Traverse City).

Neumann, Glenn. Bay Breezes: Excerpts from the Traverse Bay Progress, a Newspaper Published in Elk Rapids, Michigan. Elk Rapids, MI: Elk Rapids Historical Society, 1996.

Okoren, Clara. History of Fife Lake. CMU Term Paper, 1968.

Old Traverse City from Original Photographs. [Traverse City, MI: Gull Gallery, 1975].

Penrod, John. Traverse Region: The Michigan Riviera. Berrien Center, MI: Penrod/Hiawatha, 1992.

Potter, Elizabeth V. The Story of Old Mission. [Ann Arbor, MI: Edward Brothers], 1956.

Priester, Elsie. Long Lake Friends. CMU Term Paper, 1957.

Sawyer, Mozelle B. Joy Fills My Heart. Traverse City, MI: Sawyer, 1976. (Traverse City).

Sheren, Anita. History of Monroe Center. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Shinn, Robert R., comp. Grand Traverse Region: History of Traverse City. [n.p., n.d.].

Sommerville, Goldie. Irontown vs Ironton. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Sprague, Elvin L. Sprague's History of Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties, Michigan, Embracing a Concise Review of Their Early Settlement. . . Indianapolis, IN: B.F. Bowen, 1903.

Tennant, Mary. Social Study of Fife Lake, MI. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Traverse Bay Eagle. January 7-December 30, 1898; January 4-December 27, 1901.

The Traverse City Firefighter. Philip P. Johnson, 1978.

Traverse City, Michigan. [Traverse City, MI: Orson W. Peck, n.d.].

Traverse City, Northern Michigan's Commercial and Industrial Center. Traverse City, MI: Board of Trade, 1903.

The Traverse Region, Historical and Descriptive, with Illustrations of Scenery and Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Chicago, IL: H.R. Page & Co., 1884.

Traverse: The Magazine. Have: June 1981-June 1984; August 1984- .

Underwood, William. They Closed the Stores on Family Reunion Day. . . Goshen, IN: W. Underwood, 1990. (Grawn Ridgeway Twp).

Vacation Days in the Grand Traverse Bay Region [of] Michigan. n.p., 1947, 1964, [n.d.].

Van Leishout, Edward M. Centennial Songs: Souvenir of Traverse City, Mich., 1947. [Traverse City, MI: Centennial Publishers, 1947].

Vent, Myron H. South Manitou Island, From Pioneer Settlement to National Park. [Springfield, VA: Goodway Press, 1973].

Visitors Souvenir Booklet. [Traverse City, MI: Rotary Club, 1969]. (Traverse City).

Voice, Lillian C. Economy in Consolidation of the Fife Lake Township Unit. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Wait, Stephen E. Old Settlers: A Historical and Chronological Record Together with Personal Experiences and Reminiscences of Members of the Old Setters of the Grand Traverse Region. Traverse City, MI: [Ebner Brothers], 1918.

Wakefield, Lawrence. All Our Yesterdays: A Narrative History of Traverse City and the Region. Traverse City, MI: Village Press, 1977.

Wakefield, Lawrence. Historic Traverse City Houses. n.p., 1978.

Wakefield, Lawrence. The Mystery of the Missing Nun and Other True Murder Tales of the Grand Traverse Region. Detroit, MI: Harlo Press, 1977.

Wakefield, Lawrence. Queen City of the North: An Illustrated History of Traverse City from its Beginnings to 1980's. Traverse City, MI: Village Press, 1988.

Wakefield, Lawrence. Sail & Rail: A Narrative History of Transportation in the Traverse City Region. L.M. Wakefield, 1980.

Wakefield, Lawrence. Traverse City Postcard History. Traverse City, MI: Grand Traverse Pioneer and Historical Society, 1991.

Wakefield, Lawrence. Traverse City's National Cherry Festival: A Pictorial History. Traverse City, MI: L. Wakefield, 1987.

Weeks, George. Sleeping Bear: Its Lore, Legends and First People. Glen Arbor, MI: Cottage Book Shop of Glen Arbor: Historical Society of Michigan, 1988.

Weeks, George. Sleeping Bear, Yesterday and Today: Including Ghost Towns, Lighthouses, and Shipwrecks of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Franklin, MI: Altwerger and Mandel Pub. Co., 1990.

White, Ann. St. Francis School System Traverse City. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Willobee, Abel Minton. The Willobee's. (Personal Recollections of an Early Settler in the Traverse City Area, Relating to Farming and Lumbering). n.p., 1959.

Winchell, Alexander. The Grand Traverse Region. Ann Arbor, MI: Dr. Chase's Steam Printing House, 1866.

Wood, Guy. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: A Complete Guide. Traverse City, MI: Prism Publications, 1984.

Wurtele, Rhoa L. Wequetong Club. CMU Term Paper, n.d. (Traverse City).

Zoulek, Lucille. Index to Newspapers of Traverse City, Michigan, 1858-1910. [n.p., 1984].‚Äč