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Leelanau County

Basic Information

County Seat: Leland

Origin of Name: A Native American word meaning "delight of life"

Set Off: 1840

Organized: 1863

Population in 1990: 16,527

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, Charles M. Isle of View: A History of South Manitou Island. Anderson, 1979.

Beck, Lillian. Yesterday and Today: Empire United Methodist Church 1884-1984. Empire, MI: The Church, 1984.

Boies, Frank G. History of South Manitou Island. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

The Boizard Letters: Letters from a Pioneer Homestead. Empire, MI: Empire Area Heritage Group, 1993.

Bradshaw, Sandra G. Seasons of the Leelanau. Bloomfield, MI: Northmont Pub., 1994.

Craker, Kathy N. They Came to South Fox Island. n.p., 1983.

Dickinson, Julia T. The Story of Leelanau. Omena, MI: Solle's Bookshop, 1951.

Empire History Notes. Empire, MI: Empire Township Heritage Group, 1973- . 5 Volumes.

Gronseth, Harold E., editor. Suttons Bay, Michigan. 1854-1954. Centennial, July 2, 3, 4, 5. Our First Century. [Suttons Bay, MI: 1954].

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

Helm, Nan. Footprints Where Once They Walked. [Traverse City, MI: N. Helm, 198-].

Helm, Nan. "Village Days & Village Ways" of Burdickville. n.p., Watson Printing, [196-].

A History of Leelanau Township. [Leland, MI:] Friends of the Leelanau Township Library, 1982.

Holy Rosary-Isadore-Centennial-1876-1976. Galion, OH: United Church Directories, [1976]. (Cedar).

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

Leelanau County, MI. Board of Supervisors. Leelanau, the Little Finger of Michigan. Empire, MI: Prepared and Produced by the Studio on Glen Lake, 1943.

Lindley, Laura. Our First Families. [n.p., 1954].

Littell, Edmund M. 100 Years in Leelanau. Leland, MI: Print Shop, 1965.

Littell, Joseph. Leland: An Historical Sketch. [Indianapolis, IN: Indianapolis Printing Co., 1920].

Lund, Orpha. A History of Lund's Scenic Garden, Maple City, Michigan. [n.p., 1965].

More than a Century: Sutton's Bay, Michigan, 1976 Bicentennial Handbook. Suttons Bay, MI: Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce, [1976].

Northport Centennial, 100 Years, 1849-1949. Northport, MI: Chamber of Commerce, 1949.

Northport Leader. May 30, 1901-June 5, 1902 (scattered); June 20, 1912-November 6, 1941 (early years scattered); Bicentennial Edition.

Northport Tribune. October 8, 1942-March 2, 1950.

Nowak, Gene E. The David Tweddle Family of Leelanau County, Michigan. Duncan, SC: The Author, 1994.

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

Rader, Robert D. Beautiful Glen Arbor Township: Facts, Fantasy, and Fotos. Leelanau County, MI: Village Press, 1977.

Remembering Empire Through Pictures. Empire, MI: 1978.

Remembering Yesterday. Kasson Heritage Group, n.d.

Rogers, Joseph. South Manitou Island. Traverse City, MI: Northwestern Michigan College, [1973].

Schaub, Theresa P. A Century Review of St. Mary's Parish, Lake Leelanau, Michigan 1864-1964. [n.p., 1964].

Schiman, Stella. Norrisville: A Documented History. Traverse City, MI: Robinwood Press, 1979.

Schmidt, Sarah. Century of Educational Progress in the Glen Lake Community. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Sheffer, Richard. Peshawbestown. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Some Other Day (Remembering Empire). Empire, MI: Empire Township Heritage Group, 1974.

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. Cowen, 1903.

Stocking, Kathleen. Letters from the Leelanau: Essays of People and Place. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1990.

Stuart, Augusta, comp. Northport Point, Michigan. Lenmore Press, 1970.

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.

The Treasure We Share: [St. Wenceslaus Parish, Leelanau, Michigan]. [n.p., 1990].

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

Vent, William E. Pioneer Tales and Other Stories of South Manitou Island, Leelanau County, Michigan. n.p., 1990.

Wakefield, Lawrence. Leelanau County Postcard History. Leelanau County Historical Society, 1992.

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

Weeks, George. Sleeping Bear, Yesterday and Today. Franklin, MI: Altwerger and Mandel Publishing Co., 1990.

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