Michigan Local History: County Material J-L


Basic Information

County Seat: Jackson
Origin of Name: Named for President Andrew Jackson
Set Off: 1829
Organized: 1832
Population in 1990: 149,756

Material Available

All Around the Town: A Pictorial History of Tompkins Township, Jackson County, Michigan. [Brooklyn, MI: Exponent Press, 1976].

Almanac for Wyoming. November 26, 1970-July 8, 1971.

American Citizen. August 15, 1849-August 17, 1864. (Jackson).

Angus, Mrs. Reginald. The Deserted Village; The Story of Jefferson, Jackson County, Michigan. [Brooklyn, MI: Exponent Press, 1965].

Angus, Mrs. Reginald. What's Past is Prologue (Swainsville and Brooklyn, 1832-1914). Brooklyn, MI: Exponent Press, 1962.

Bachman, Charles. Origin of the Republican Party "Under the Oaks" in Jackson. CMU Term Paper, 1964.

Barber, Edward W. Life and Labors of Col. Michael Shoemaker, of Jackson, Michigan. n.p., 1897.

Bean, Ronald G. The Jaxon. [Saginaw, MI:] Bean, [1975].

Braun-Hass, Linda. Jackson-Birthplace of the Republican Party. NY: Vantage Press, 1991.

Centennial of the Incorporation of Jackson, 1829-1929. Jackson, MI: Jackson Centennial, Inc., 1929.

"A Century Marches By," 1836-1936. Jackson County Centennial. . .Jackson, Michigan. [Jackson, MI: DeMay's Inc., 1936].

Coolidge, Ruth E. Pioneering in Education. [n.p., 1930]. (Jackson).

Cracker Hill Crumbs: A Historical Sketch of the Parma Area. Parma, MI: Bicentennial Book Committee, 1976].

De Land, Charles Victor. De Land's History of Jackson County, Michigan. [Logansport, IN:] B.F. Bowen, 1903.

Deming, Brian. Jackson: An Illustrated History. Woodland Hills, CA: Windsor Publications, 1984.

Field, Leonard. How it Was: Growing Up with the Century. NY: Vantage Press, 1980. (Jackson).

Grass Lake/Michigan Center News. November 12, 1954-January 27, 1977.

Grass Lake News. October 19, 1882-November 5, 1954.

Haney, Bill, editor. A Doorway to the Past; A Selective History of the Highlights of the Grass Lake Area. Grass Lake, Michigan Centennial 1871-1971. [Grass Lake, MI: New Press, 1971].

Haney, Bill. From Spirit Lake to Goose Lake; A Bridge Over Time. [Grass Lake, MI:] New Press, 1971.

Hanover-Horton Local. October 28, 1893-June 2, 1894; June 1, 1895-October 30, 1986.

Hanover Local. June 13, 1891-October 21, 1893.

Hanover Village Bird's Eye View. Map, 1874.

Harris, Allen. Marching Through Nostalgia. Jackson, MI: Exponent Press, 1994. (Jackson).

History of Concord Schools, 1835-1990: A Story of Concord Schools. Concord, MI: Concord Alumni Association, 1991.

History of Jackson County, Michigan: Together with. . . Biographies of Representative Citizens. Chicago, IL: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1881.

A History of Music in Jackson County, Michigan. Jackson, MI: Jackson County Historical Society, 1989.

Horton Journal. June 28, 1935-December 25, 1936.

Jackson Centennial Committee. 1857-1957, the City of Jackson Observes its One Hundredth Birthday by Dedicating its First City Hall: A Project Sponsored Jointly by the Mayor and City Commissioners and the Greater Jackson Association. Jackson, MI: LaRue, [1957].

Jackson, Michigan 1912. Jackson, MI: Jackson Citizen Press, 1912.

Jackson Patriot. April 20, 1847-August 24, 1849; May 9, 1855-April 27, 1857.

Jackson Semi-Weekly Citizen. January 11, 1895-December 29, 1903.

Jackson, the City with a Jump on the Future. Miller, IN: Commerce Publications, 1966.

Jackson Weekly Citizen. September 6, 1865-January 8, 1895.

Katz, Donald L. The Settling of Waterloo, Michigan: The Schnackenberg-Katz Families. Ann Arbor, MI: Ulrich's Books, 1977.

Ligibel, Ted J. Clark Lake: Images of a Michigan Tradition. Clark Lake, MI: Clark Lake Historical Preservation Committee, 1991.

Lockwood, Charlotte. Church on Main Street. A History of First Methodist Church, Jackson, Michigan, 1830- 1943. [n.p., 1947].

Loomis, Gilbert S. One Hundred Years in St. Paul's: The History of a Parish of the Protestant Episcopal Church at Jackson. . . [Jackson, MI: 1938].

Michigan Center News. April 19, 1951-April 30, 1954.

Morris, David D. Lansing, Jackson, Ann Arbor and Automobiles. n.p., 1976.

Moskowitz, Faye. A Leak in the Heart: Tales from a Woman's Life. Boston, MA: Godine, 1985. (Jackson).

Myers, Joseph W. Memories and Reflections of Life in Jackson, Michigan, 1912-1928. [n.p., n.d.].

The News. June 1, 1982-December 28, 1982. (Grass Lake).

The News and Public Sentiment. February 3, 1977-September 22, 1977. (Grass Lake).

Old Jackson Town. Ann Arbor, MI: Great Lakes Federal Savings, 1981.

Parma News. July 1, 1868-January 16, 1903; January 22, 1904-October 19, 1994.

Peck, Paul R. Early They Came. n.p., 1978.

Peck, Paul R. Pioneers of Liberty: Verbal Portraits of Those who are Considered to be Pioneers of Liberty. Clark Lake, MI: Liberty Town Press, 1987.

Portrait and Biographical Album of Jackson County, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: Chapman Brothers, 1890.

Post Office Souvenir and Guide, Jackson, Michigan U.S.A. [Jackson, MI:] 1905.

Public Sentiment. September 29, 1977-May 25, 1982. (Grass Lake).

Ray, David. A Picture History of Jackson County, Michigan. Colonial Press, 1977.

Reed, Lula A. The Early History, Settlement and Growth of Jackson, Michigan. Jackson, MI: Jackson County Historical Society, 1965.

Reflections in the Pond: Concord and Pulaski Townships. Concord, MI: Concord Heritage Association, 1976.

St. Joseph Home for Boys in Jackson, Michigan. Conducted by the Felician Sisters, C.S.S.F., October 12, 1960. Jackson, MI: 1962.

Santer, Richard A. A Historical Geography of Jackson, Michigan: A Study on the Changing Character of an American City, 1829-1969. In cooperation of the Friends of the Jackson Public Library, 1970.

Saturday Evening Star. October 2, 1880-December 23, 1882; October 9, 1897-October 31, 1907; September 19, 1908-May 18, 1924; January 17, 1936-October 3, 1940; May 20, 1944-May 26, 1951. (Jackson).

Schremser, Betty C. Oyers Corners to Springport: A Nostalgic Journey. Springport, MI: Springport Signal, 1976.

Southkent News Wyoming Advocate. October 21, 1965-August 28, 1980. (Wyoming).

Souvenir-Journal of the Retail Clerks Association, Jackson, Michigan. [Jackson, MI: Hunt & Bridgman, 1892].

Stocking, William. Under the Oaks, Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Republican Party, at Jackson, Michigan, July 6, 1854. Detroit, MI: Detroit Tribune, 1904.

Stone, Frank Bush. Philo Marshall Everett: Father of Michigan's Iron Industry and Founder of the City of Marquette. Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1997. (Jackson).

Terman, Williams J. Spring Arbor Township: 1830-1980. Reminiscing Thru a Hundred and Fifty Years. Spring Arbor, MI: Spring Arbor Historical Committee, 1980.

Under the Oaks of Jackson, Michigan. [Jackson, MI: Chamber of Commerce, 1923].

Vaughn, Charles. The City of Wyoming: A History. Wyoming, MI: Wyoming Historical and Cultural Commission, 1984.

Views of Jackson and Vicinity. [Portland, ME: L.H. Nelson, n.d.].

Whistlestop Park Association. Up from the Ashes. Dexter, MI: The Association, 1992. (Grass Lake).

Wyoming Advance. September 6, 1983-February 28, 1995.

Wyoming Advocate. July 26, 1956-October 14, 1965.

Wyoming Alliance. June 8, 1961; April 5, 1962; August 16, 1962; September 14, 1963; January 2, 1964-July 11, 1968.

Wyoming Almanac. July 15, 1971-January 18, 1973; June 13, 1974.

Wyoming Star. July 18, 1968-November 19, 1970.​


Basic Information

County Seat: Kalamazoo
Origin of Name: The name supposedly means "the mirage or reflecting river" and the original Indian name was "Kikalamazoo"
Set Off: Information unavailable
Organized: 1830
Population in 1990: 223,411

Material Available

Argus. January 1, 1976-September 25, 1985. (Galesburg).

Balls, Ethel. Living in Kalamazoo. n.p., 1958.

Brown, Ebenezer L. Autobiographical Notes [of His Life in Schoolcraft, Michigan and Travels Through the Southern Part of the State]. Schoolcraft, MI: 1905.

Centennial Celebration at Kalamazoo, Michigan, July 4th, 1876. [Kalamazoo, MI: Kalamazoo Publishing Co.], 1876.

Chaney, Elsket B. The Story of Portage. [Onekama, MI: 1960].

Commercial Club, Kalamazoo, MI. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Its Location, Climate, and Water Supply; Its Manufacturing, Commercial and Educational Advantages. n.p., 1909.

Compendium of History and Biography of Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Chicago, IL: A.W. Bowen, 1906.

Comstock Bicentennial Committee. Comstock Bicentennial, 1776-1976. Comstock, MI: Bicentennial Committee, 1976.

Crose, Mary. Prairie Pioneer: The Life and Times of Judge Bazel Harrison. Allegan Forest, MI: Priscilla Press, 1994.

The Daily Gazette. March 28-December 31, 1876; July 24, 1877-December 30, 1900. (Kalamazoo).

Dunbar, Willis F. The First Twenty-Five Years; The Kalamazoo Kiwanis Club, 1917-1942. n.p., 1942.

Dunbar, Willis F. Kalamazoo and How it Grew. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University, 1959.

Engel, Leonard. Medicine Makers of Kalamazoo. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1961.

Fiftieth Anniversary 1924-1974 of Parchment United Methodist Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kalamazoo, MI: 1974.

Galesburg Area Centennial, 1869-1969. [n.p., 1969].

Greater Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo, MI: Lily Press, [1904].

Hager, David C. Next Stop Kalamazoo: A History of Railroading in Kalamazoo County. Kalamazoo, MI: Kalamazoo Public Museum, [1976].

Hawkins, Mabel H. Glimpses of a 19th Century Village: 1830-1900, Vicksburg, Michigan. Vicksburg, MI: Vicksburg Publications, 1990.

Hendry, Fay L. Outdoor Sculpture in Kalamazoo. Okemos, MI: Iota Press, 1980.

History of Kalamazoo County, Michigan: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Evansville, IN: Unigraphic, 1976.

History of the Kalamazoo Fire Department, Containing Historical Information Carefully Gleaned. . . Kalamazoo, MI: The Association, 1900.

Hodgman, F. Early Days in Climax, Reminiscences by F. Hodgman. n.p., 1905.

Houvener, Helen. How Dear to Our Hearts. n.p., 1976. (Augusta).

Kalamazoo Centennial Program and a Historical Review, 1829-1929. Kalamazoo, MI: Centennial Committee, 1929.

Kalamazoo County Directory with a History of the County from its Earliest Settlement. . . 1869 and 1870. Kalamazoo, MI: Stone Brothers, 1869.

Kalamazoo County. . .Michigan. Livonia, MI: Swenk Publications, 1977.

Kalamazoo Gazette. January 23, 1837-October 13, 1843; May 15, 1846-November 7, 1862; September 23, 1870- March 29, 1878; April 2, 1880-December 31, 1886; January 1-June 15, 1888; July 5, 1889-December 30, 1892; January 4, 1895-December 31, 1897.

Kalamazoo Illustrated. Kalamazoo, MI: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1892.

Kalamazoo, Michigan. Ladies' Library Association. Quarter Centennial Celebration of the Settlement of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kalamazoo, MI: Gazette Print, 1855.

Kalamazoo, MI: St. Luke's Church. The Story of a Century, 1837-1937. Kalamazoo, MI: St. Luke's Church, 1937.

Kalamazoo Tour Guide: Yesterday, Today. Kalamazoo, MI: Department of Planning, City of Kalamazoo, 1971.

Kedzie, Robert C. The Cholera in Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo, MI: Kalamazoo Public Museum, 1961.

Kekic, Nick. A Fine Place for a City: Titus Bronson and the Founding of Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo, MI: Oak Opening Press, 1984.

King, Sam S. The Role of Elites in the Quality of Life in Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties. Ph.D. Dissertation, Western Michigan University, 1995.

Labadie's Souvenir of Picturesque Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo, MI: E.E. Labadie, 1909.

Lane, Kit. Built on the Banks of the Kalamazoo. Douglas, MI: Pavilion Press, 1993.

Lincoln in Kalamazoo [videorecording]. [Kalamazoo, MI: Tom M. George, 1993].

Lull Carriage Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kalamazoo Views, 1913. [Kalamazoo, MI: Ihling Brothers], 1913.

McCarthy, Mary B. A Covenant with Stones: Historical Reminiscences on the Fiftieth Anniversary: 1889-1939 of the Foundation of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Michigan. Nazareth, MI: Sisters of St. Joseph, 1939. (Nazareth).

McCowen, Emeline. Potawatomi Indians in Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University, [1968].

McKean, Eugene C. Richland, from its Prairie Beginnings. Richland, MI: Richland Community Library, 1981.

McNair, Rush. Medical Memoirs of 50 Years in Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo, MI: 1938.

Massie, Larry B. Kalamazoo, the Place Behind the Product: An Illustrated History. Woodland Hills, CA: Windsor Publication, 1981.

Mayer, Elizabeth M. Yes, There were Germans in Kalamazoo: A Short Study of the German Element and its Influence in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1830-1978. Kalamazoo, MI: Kalamazoo County Historical Society, 1979.

Molineaux, Grace. Water Over the Dam, Vicksburg Then and Now. [Vicksburg, MI: Vicksburg Historical Society, 1972].

One Hundredth Anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church, 1849-1949. [Kalamazoo, MI: Centennial Committee, 1949]. (Kalamazoo).

Our Church: It's [sic] History, it's [sic] Structure, it's [sic] Service. First Congregational Church. Kalamazoo, MI: First Congregational Church, 1928.

Parchment: The Paper City. [Parchment, MI:] 1976.

Peters, Bernard C. Early American Impressions and Evaluations of the Landscape of Inner Michigan with Emphasis on Kalamazoo County. Ph.D. Thesis, Michigan State University, 1970.

Picturesque Kalamazoo. Chicago, IL: J.P. Craig, [1890].

Portrait and Biographical Album of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren Counties, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: Chapman Brothers, 1892.

Potts, Grace J. Kalamazoo Long Ago. [n.p., n.d.].

Potts, Grace J. Portage and its Past. Portage, MI: Portage Public Schools, [1976].

Potts, Grace J. Women with a Vision. Kalamazoo, MI: Ladies' Library Association, 1979.

Quarter Centennial Celebration of the Settlement of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Published by the order of the Board of Directors of the Ladies' Library Association. Kalamazoo, MI: Gazette Print, 1855.

Rowe, Ford F., comp. Kalamazoo, 1823 to 1939. [Kalamazoo, MI: Ford F. Rowe, 1939].

Rowe, Ford F. Kalamazoo, the Debt-Free City:. . .the Reason Why. [Kalamazoo, MI:] Ford F. Rowe, 1939.

Schebeck, Will. Football, We Love You: The Faces of Football in Galesburg-Augusta, Michigan. Jericho, NY: Exposition, 1974.

Schmitt, Peter J. Kalamazoo: Nineteenth Century Homes in a Midwestern Village. Kalamazoo, MI: Kalamazoo City Historical Commission, 1976.

Selden, Paul. The Complete Kalamazoo: A Guide to Entertainment, Dining, Sports, Local History, Survival, and Sundry Sources of Amusement. [Kalamazoo, MI: 1976].

Smith, Harold T. The Position of the Paper Industry in the Economy of Kalamazoo County Michigan in 1954. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute, 1958.

Souvenir of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Establishment of Liberal Christianity in Kalamazoo, and Directory of the People's Church, 1906. [Kalamazoo, MI: C.M. Barnes, 1906]. (Kalamazoo).

Stoddard, Susan W. Kalama-Who? A Kalamazoo Quiz Book. Kalamazoo, MI: 1982.

Stone, James H. A Biographical Sketch of Judge Bazel Harrison, the First White Settler in Kalamazoo County. . . Kalamazoo, MI: Ihling Bros., 1874.

Taylor, Harold C. Kalamazoo in 1975. Talks Given by Harold C. Taylor and Samuel V. Bennett to the Council of Social Agencies, Kalamazoo. . . 1958. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute, [1958].

Trumble, Oscar S. A Century of Presbyterianism in Kalamazoo, 1835-1935. [Kalamazoo, MI: Barnes Printing Co., 1935].

Vicksburg Bird's Eye View. Map, 1880.

Welch, Richard W. Sun Pictures in Kalamazoo: A History of Daguerreotype Photography in Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1839-1860. Kalamazoo, MI: Kalamazoo Public Museum, 1974.​


Basic Information

County Seat: Kalkaska
Origin of Name: A Native American word of uncertain meaning
Set Off: 1840 as Wabassee County. Renamed Kalkaska in 1843
Organized: 1871
Population in 1990: 13,497

Material Available

Bailey, Cecil W. History of Kalkaska Co. CMU Term Paper, 1944.

Bellinger, Rena M. Social Survey at the Village of Kalkaska. CMU Term Paper, 1944.

Brown, Bertine. Social Survey of Darragh School District. CMU Term Paper, 1944.

Butler, Hazel. Social Survey of Springfield Township, Dist. No. 2. CMU Term Paper, 1944.

Cotton, Phebe E. Excelsior Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan. [n.p., 1968].

Cotton, Phebe. Orange Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan. [Kalkaska, MI:] Wilson & Wilma Rowell, 1971.

Dunham, Betty J. Oliver Township History: Kalkaska County, Michigan. Kalkaska, MI: B.J. Dunham, 1985.

Gill, Gwendolynn. Social Survey of Blue Lake Townships School. CMU Term Paper, 1944.

Golden, Ethel V. Social Survey of Orange No. 3. CMU Term Paper, 1944.

Gosling, Harry P. Political Survey of Kalkaska Co. CMU Term Paper, 1944.

Guy, Leone LaCure. Memories Album of Rapid City. [Kalkaska, MI: Rowell Printing, n.d.].

Hall, Beulah. Social Survey of Spencer School District #4 Orange Township. CMU Term Paper, 1944.

Hall, Hazel. Social Survey of Garfield District No. 1. CMU Term Paper, 1944.

Kalkaska County, 1871-1971. [n.p., 1971].

Long, Catherine. Social Survey of Fletcher Community. CMU Term Paper, 1944.

McCann, Lyle. Early Days and Early Ways. Kalkaska, MI: 1972.

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

Perrin, Donald F. Social Survey of Sharon. CMU Term Paper, 1944.

Rose, Velma I. Social Survey of South Boardman. CMU Term Paper, 1944.

Ryckman, James. Orange Township and the Ryckmans. CMU Term Paper, 1971.

Sieting, Margaret H. Social Survey of Oliver Township, Kalkaska Co. CMU Term Paper, 1944.

Sieting, Margaret H. Social Survey of Tyler Community. CMU Term Paper, 1944.

Taisey, Augusta. Social Survey of School District No. 7, Clearwater Township. CMU Term Paper, 1944.

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.

Triplett, Dawn. Barker Creek, Michigan: A Ghost Town. Grawn, MI: Kinseeker Publication, 1993.

Vipond, Bethel. Social Survey of District No. 2, Excelsior. CMU Term Paper, 1944.​



Basic Information

County Seat: Grand Rapids
Origin of Name: Chancellor James Kent, a celebrated jurist of New York, was honored by this naming
Set Off: 1831
Organized: 1836
Population in 1990: 500,631

Material Available

Adams, Carl L. River Landings and the People Who Made Them. [Grand Rapids, MI: Mayhew Press, 1956].

Allen, Roger. The Story of St. Mark's; A Century of Christian Witness in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grand Rapids, MI: St. Mark's Church, 1936.

The Almanac. November 26, 1970-December 28, 1972. (Grandville).

Altenbrandt, Edward, editor. The Men Behind the Guns in the Making of Greater Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids, MI: Dean-Hicks Printing Co., 1909.

American Box Board Co. Fifty Years Forward. Grand Rapids, MI: The Company, 1953.

Ashman, Mary. Pathways and Clearings: Pioneer Living in the Grand River Valley, 1825-1850. Grand Rapids, MI: Grand Rapids Public Museum, 1981.

Bailey, Perry L. The Role of the Economic-Geographic Factors in the Origin and Growth of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ph.D. Thesis, Ohio State University, 1955.

Ball, John. Born to Wander: Autobiography of John Ball, 1794-1884. [Grand Rapids, MI:] Grand Rapids Historical Commission, 1994.

Ball, Lucy. John Ball and Early Grand Rapids. [Grand Rapids, MI: Reprinted from the Michigan Tradesman, 1907].

Baxter, Albert. History of the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan. NY: Munsell & Co., 1891.

Belknap, Charles E. The Yesterdays of Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids, MI: Dean-Hicks Co., 1922.

Bratt, James D. Gathered at the River: Grand Rapids, Michigan and its People of Faith. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1993.

Buchen, Philip. The Only Church with a History Like This. Grand Rapids, MI: Fountain Street Baptist Church, 1959-60.

Builders of Greater Grand Rapids in Biographical Caricatures. By cartoonists of Grand Rapids. [n.p., 1915].

Burch, Homer. From Sawmill to City; The Long Years Passing. A Story of Rockford, Michigan. [Rockford, MI: 1968].

Caledonia News. February 11, 1887-April 13, 1922.

Caledonia News and Middleville Sun. September 18, 1925-February 17, 1928.

Catholic Junior Herald. October 1936-May 1939. (Grand Rapids).

Cauffiel, Lowell. Forever and Five Days. NY: Kensington, 1992. (Grand Rapids).

Cedar Springs Clipper. April 24, 1878-October 19, 1983.

Cedar Springs Post. July 28, 1988-October 24, 1991.

Centennial Anniversary of American Independence: Celebration at Grand Rapids, Mich., July 4th, 1876. Grand Rapids, MI: Loomis & Dillenback, 1876.

Ceremonies at the Dedication and Unveiling of the Thomas D. Gilbert Memorial. [Grand Rapids, MI: Loomis & Onderdonk, 1896].

Chrysler, C. Donald. The Story of Grand River: A Bicentennial History. [Grand Rapids, MI: Grace Publications], 1975.

The City of Grand Rapids and Kent County, Michigan, Up-to-Date. . . Logansport, IN: A.W. Bowen & Co., 1900.

Cole, Steven. Furniture City Commemorative: Celebrating Grand Rapids Furniture. Grand Rapids, MI: Gemini Communications, Inc., 1984.

Cutlerville, 1866-1976: Bicentennial Memorial Booklet. Cutlerville, MI: Cutlerville Bicentennial Committee, 1976.

Dean & Hicks Printing Company, Grand Rapids, MI. Efficiency: A Habit: Being a Few Observations on the Growth of a Business. Grand Rapids, MI: The Company, 1910.

Dean, Ben H. The Awakening of Steve Randall: A Story of a Run-Down Furniture Store and How it was Rejuvenated. Grand Rapids, MI: Grand Rapids Association of Furniture Exhibitors, 1913.

De Boer, Lorna Holden. Home is Where the Heart is: Based on the Life of Xantippe Holden Nelson January 13, 1852-May 30, 1942. Rockford, MI: Eleanor Porter, [198-].

De Haven, Geo. Grand Rapids in the Year Nineteen Hundred and One. Grand Rapids, MI: The Board of Trade, [1901].

Dictionary of Grand Rapids. [n.p., 1910].

Dillenback, Jackson D. Grand Rapids in 1874. Grand Rapids, MI: Daily Times Job Printing, 1875.

Elliot, Gerald. Grand Rapids: Renaissance on the Grand. Tulsa, OK: Centennial Heritage Press, 1982.

Etten, William J. A Citizens' History of Grand Rapids, Michigan, with Program of the Campau Centennial, September 23 to 26, 1926. Grand Rapids, MI: A.P. Johnson, 1926.

Evening Press. January 11, 1893-December 31, 1910. (Grand Rapids).

Everett, Franklin. Memorials of the Grand River Valley. Chicago, IL: Chicago Legal News Company, 1878.

Farrant, Don. Haunted Houses of Grand Rapids: Chilling, Authentic Local Ghost Stories. . . Ada, MI: Ivystone Publications, 1979-1982. 2 Volumes.

50 Years of Progress and Change: 1936-1986. [Grand Rapids, MI:] Kent County Library System, 1986.

Fisher, Ernest. Grand Rapids and Kent County Michigan: Historical Account of their Progress from First Settlement to the Present Time. Chicago, IL: Robert O. Law Co., 1918.

Fitch, Geo. E. Old Grand Rapids: A Picture Story of Old Conditions. [Grand Rapids, MI:] Grand Rapids Historical Society, 1986.

The Flood in Grand Rapids: Photographic Views of the Inundated Sections of the City, March 25-29, 1904. Grand Rapids, MI: Dean-Hicks, 1904.

Friendly Fellows of Furniture Town, Grand Rapids, Michigan: A Book of Caricatures. [Grand Rapids, MI: 1900].

The Furniture Career of Grand Rapids. A Brief Story. Grand Rapids, MI: [Furniture Manufactures Association, 1938].

Geschichte der Deutschen Evangelical-Luth. Immanuels-Gemeinde, V.A.C. zu Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grand Rapids, MI: Druck von Martin Wurzburg, 1906.

Geschichte der St. Marien-Gemeinde in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Herausgegeben bei Gelegenheit des Goldenen Jubilaums, 1907. . . Grand Rapids, MI: 1907.

Gilbert, Angie Bingham. "A Tale of Two Cities." [n.p., 1897]. (Sault Ste. Marie, Grand Rapids).

Goss, Dwight. History of Grand Rapids and its Industries. Chicago, IL: C.F. Cooper, 1906. 2 Volumes.

Grand Rapids: "a Good Place to Live." [Grand Rapids, MI: 1935].

Grand Rapids as it is. Grand Rapids, MI: Eaton, Lyon & Allen Printing, 1890-91.

Grand Rapids Bird's Eye View. Map, 1874.

Grand Rapids Business Journal. V.3 no.6 (June 15/July 15 1985); V.3 no.11 (November/December 1985)-V.4 no.3 (January 1986); V.4 no.9 (March 1986)-V.5 no.28 (July 1987); V.5 no.30 (July 1987)-V.5 no.44 (November 2, 1987); V.5 no.46 (November 16, 1987)-V.6 no.17 (April 25, 1988); V.6 no.19 (May 9, 1988)-V.7 no.8 (February 20, 1989); V.7 no.10 (March 6, 1989)-V.12 no.15 (April 18, 1994); V.12 no.17 (April 25, 1994)-V.13 no.33 (August 14, 1995); V.13 no.35 (August 28, 1995)-V.14 no.18 (April 29, 1996); V.14 no.22 (May 28, 1996- V.15 no.25 (June 23, 1997); V.15 no.28 (July 14, 1997).

Grand Rapids Christian Endeavorers. Directory of Grand Rapids Christian Endeavors, 1907. [n.p., 1907].

Grand Rapids Daily Eagle. May 26, 1856-August 3, 1860; February 6, 1863-February 1, 1882.

Grand Rapids Eagle. February 2, 1882-February 19, 1894.

Grand Rapids Enquirer Weekly. June 22, 1841-April 28, 1858; August 22, 1860-July 2, 1862.

Grand Rapids Fire Dept. History of the Grand Rapids Fire Department, 1844-1899. Grand Rapids, MI: Crockett & Conklin, 1899.

Grand Rapids Fire Dept. History, Grand Rapids Fire Department, 1850-1950. Grand Rapids, MI: 1950.

Grand Rapids Herald. January 3, 1892-April 5, 1893.

Grand Rapids Herald. Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grand Rapids Herald Album, January 1, 1899. Grand Rapids, MI: Dickinson Brothers, 1898.

Grand Rapids Herald Almanac for 1899. Grand Rapids, MI: Grand Rapids Herald Company, 1899.

Grand Rapids Hollandsche Almanak en Jaarboek voor 1915. Grand Rapids, MI: Knickerbocker Press, [1915].

Grand Rapids Homecomming and 60th Anniversary Celebration, August 22-29, 1910. Clippings from different Grand Rapids newspapers. . . Scrapbooks. Compiled by J.D. Eddy, 1912. 5 Volumes.

Grand Rapids Illustrated: Supplement to the Grand Rapids Herald. Grand Rapids, MI: Grand Rapids Herald Co., 1902.

Grand Rapids in the Year Nineteen Hundred and One. Grand Rapids, MI: The Board of Trade, [1901].

Grand Rapids Magazine. Have: December 1981-November 1987; January 1988-June 1997.

Grand Rapids (Mich.). Inaugural Proceedings at the Opening of the New City Hall, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 26th, 1888. [Grand Rapids, MI: 1888].

Grand Rapids, Michigan, as it is, 1894. Grand Rapids, MI: Board of Trade, 1894.

Grand Rapids, MI: Board of Trade. Grand Rapids, as it is. Grand Rapids. MI: Eaton, Lyon & Allen Printing Co., 1888.

Grand Rapids, Michigan: The Furniture City, a City of Great Commercial and Industrial Progress. [Grand Rapids, MI: 1905].

Grand Rapids, Michigan. Woman's Home and Hospital. History, Articles of Incorporation, and By-Laws. Grand Rapids, MI: West Michigan Printing Co., 1891.

Grand Rapids Museum Association. Grand Rapids Made: A Brief History of the Grand Rapids Furniture Industry. Grand Rapids, MI: The Association, 1985.

Grand Rapids-Past, Present and Future. Grand Rapids, MI: Urban Concern, 1981.

Grand Rapids Press Southwest. June 13, 1978-January 16, 1979; January 3, 1991-April 2, 1992.

Grand Rapids, the Furniture City. Toronto, ONT: W.G. MacFarlane, [190-].

Grand Rapids Weekly Eagle. February 25, 1864-September 26, 1867.

Grand River Eagle. May 26, 1847-October 21, 1851. (Grand Rapids).

Grand River Times. November 1979-November 1988; January-October 1989; November 1989-May 1995; October 1995-May 1997. Newsletter of Grand Rapids Historical Society.

Grand River Valley Review. Grand Rapids, MI. Have: Fall 1979-Spring 1991.

Grand Valley Ledger. November 27, 1975-December 9, 1976; July 3, 1979-April 1, 1981; April 25, 1984; January 16, 1985-April 22, 1987. (Lowell).

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Basic Information

County Seat: Eagle River
Origin of Name: A Native American word meaning "portage or place where portage is made"
Set Off: 1861
Organized: 1861
Population in 1990: 1,701

Material Available

Borealis, an Isle Royale Potpourri. Houghton, MI: Isle Royale Natural History Association, 1992.

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Clarke, Don H. Central Mining Company. [D.H. Clarke], 1975.

Clarke, Don H. Clark Mining Company. [Essexville, MI:] 1974.

Clarke, Don H. The Cliff Mine. Clarke, 1976.

Clarke, Don H. Copper Falls Mining Company. [Essexville, MI:] 1974.

Clarke, Don H. Franklin Mining Company. D.H. Clarke, 1981.

Clarke, Don H. Mohawk Mining Company. n.p., 1978.

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Clarke, Don H. Seneca Mining Company. D.H. Clarke, 1976.

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Clarke, Don H. The United States Mineral Agency. n.p., 1973.

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Fishermen of Isle Royale. [videorecording]. Harpers Ferry, WV: Harpers Ferry Historical Assn., 1976.

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Frimodig, David M. The Copper Harbor Stare. Copper Harbor, MI: Fort Wilkins Natural History Association, [1969].

Frimodig, David M. The Fanny Hooe Story: The Passing of a Legend. [Copper Harbor, MI: Fort Wilkins Natural History Association, 198-].

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Gale, Thomas P. Isle Royale: A Photographic History. Houghton, MI: Isle Royale Natural History Association, 1995.

Ghost Ships of Isle Royale [videorecording]. Southport Video, 1993.

Heart of the Keweenaw: A Musical Celebration [videorecording]. L'Anse, MI: Doc LeBay Productions, 1990.

Hobart, Henry. Copper Country Journal: The Diary of Schoolmaster Henry Hobart, 1863-1864. Lansing, MI: Bureau of History, 1991.

Holden, Thom. Above and Below: Lighthouses and Shipwrecks of Isle Royale. Houghton, MI: Isle Royale Natural History Association, 1985.

Holte, Ingeborg. Ingeborg's Isle Royale. Grand Marias, MN: Women's Times Pub., 1984.

Karamanski, Theodore J. Narrative History of Isle Royale National Park. Chicago, IL: Loyola University of Chicago, 1988.

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Lankton, Larry. Beyond the Boundaries, Life and Landscape at the Lake Superior Copper Mines, 1840- 1875. NY: Oxford University Press, 1997.

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Monette, Clarence J. All About Mandan, Michigan. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1982.

Monette, Clarence J. Allouez, New Allouez, and Bumbletown. Lake Linden, MI: C.J., Monette, 1994.

Monette, Clarence J. A Brief History of Ahmeek, Michigan. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1981.

Monette, Clarence J. Copper Falls: Just a Memory. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1978.

Monette, Clarence J. Delaware, Michigan: It's History. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1987.

Monette, Clarence J. Early Days in Mohawk, Michigan. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1980.

Monette, Clarence J. The Gay, Michigan, Story. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1988.

Monette, Clarence J. The History of Copper Harbor, Michigan. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1976.

Monette, Clarence J. The History of Eagle Harbor, Michigan. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1977.

Monette, Clarence J. The History of Eagle River. Michigan. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1978.

Monette, Clarence J. Ojibway, Michigan, a Forgotten Village. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1985.

Monette, Clarence J. Phoenix, Michigan's History. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1989.

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Oikarinen, Peter. Armour, a Lake Superior Fisherman. Calumet, MI: Manitou Book, 1991.

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Rakestraw, Lawrence. Commercial Fishing on Isle Royale. [Houghton, MI:] Isle Royal Natural History Association, 1968.

Rakestraw, Lawrence. Historic Mining on Isle Royale. [Houghton, MI:] Isle Royale Natural History Association, 1965.

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Sivertson, Howard. Once Upon an Isle: The Story of Fishing Families on Isle Royale:" Paintings and Companion Stories. Mount Horeb, WI: Wisconsin Folk Museum, 1992.

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Thurner, Arthur W. Strangers and Sojourners: A History of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1994.​



Basic Information

County Seat: Baldwin
Origin of Name: The numerous lakes in the county
Set Off: 1840 as Aishcum County. Renamed Lake in 1843.
Organized: 1871
Population in 1990: 8,583

Material Available

Cassuto, David N. Cold Running River. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1993.

Chase Eclipse. February 16, 1882-May 24, 1883.

Field, George T. Recollections of Chase. [White Cloud, MI:] Copper Press, 1938.

Field, George T. Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs of a Country Physician. Reed City, MI: Cooper Press. 1937. (Chase).

Judkins, LaVerne M. "Going Farther": A Treatise on Lake County. Ludington, MI: 1962.

Logan, Verona. Luther. CMU Term Paper, 1968.

Richmond, Albert. A History of the Early Settlers of Big Bass Lake. [n.p., 19--].

Rudbeck, Paul E. Great Northern Portland Cement Co., Marlborough, Michigan. [Baldwin 1902-1908]. [n.p., 1984].​


Basic Information

County Seat: Lapeer
Origin of Name: A derivation of the French words "La Pierre"
Set Off: 1822
Organized: 1833
Population in 1990: 74,768

Material Available

The Attica Historical Book. Attica, MI: Attica Historical Society, 1992.

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Bowman, Hildamae W. Almont, the Tale of Then and Now. H.W. Bowman, 1985.

Cannon, Carrie A. Home Farm. Lapeer County, Michigan, 1837-1920. n.p., 1978.

Copeman, Kent L. Historical Scrapbook of Hadley Township. Hadley, MI: Hadley Friends of the Library, 1977.

Cratsenburg, Dale. Development of Lapeer, Michigan with Emphasis on the Impact of the Presbyterian Church and Other Religious Institutions on the Community. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Ellis, J. Dee. Pioneer Families and History of Lapeer County, Michigan. Lapeer, MI: Ellis Pub. Co., 1978.

Franzen, Russell. Lapeer County Sesquicentennial Reader. Lapeer, MI: Russell B. Franzen, 1987.

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Historical Scrapbook of Hadley Township. [Hadley, MI:] Hadley Friends of the Library, 1977.

History of Lapeer County, Michigan: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Chicago, IL: H.R. Page, 1884.

Imlay City, the Balanced Community in 100 Years of Progress, 1870-1970. [Imlay City, MI: Imlay City Centennial Book Committee, 1970].

Imlay City Times. November 30, 1888-July 5, 1978.

Lapeer County Press. January 4-December 26, 1968.

Lapeer Legacy. Lapeer, MI: Lapeer County Genealogical Society, June 1983-July 1989; January 1990- Winter 1995.

Mattson, Linda. History of the Village of Otter Lake, Lapeer County, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1971.

Metamora Among the Hills: A History. Metamora Township, MI: Metamora Friends of the Library, 1979.

Porter, Floyd W. The Triumphs of His Grace; A Pilgrimage of More than 140 Years by the People of God, Called Methodist at Lapeer, Michigan. Lapeer, MI: The Church, 1976.

Portrait and Biographical Record of Genesee, Lapeer, and Tuscola Counties, Michigan, Containing Biographical Sketches. . . Chicago, IL: Chapman Bros., 1892.​


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

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.​


Basic Information

County Seat: Adrian
Origin of Name: A Native American word meaning "male"
Set Off: 1822 and attached to Monroe County
Organized: 1826
Population in 1990: 91,476

Material Available

Ackland, Arthur R. History of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Morenci, Michigan. [n.p., 1936].

Addison Courier. July 17, 1885-June 20, 1896; January 9, 1904-March 4, 1915; September 17, 1931-January 21, 1960.

Addison Courier & Tri-County Advertiser. June 27, 1896-January 2, 1904; March 11, 1915-February 6, 1920; February 12, 1920-March 9, 1922; July 17, 1924-September 10, 1931.

Addison-Onsted Courier Tri-County Advertiser. March 16, 1922-July 10, 1924.

Adrian Bird's Eye View. Map, 1889.

Adrian Chamber of Commerce. "Perform Something Worthy to Be Remembered". n.p., 1956.

Adrian Daily Expositor. May 1, 1860-April 24, 1862.

Adrian Daily Watchtower. June 13, 1853-May 30, 1854; January 3, 1858-September 24, 1860; January 2, 1863- June 13, 1863.

Adrian Evening Expositor. June 7, 1858-November 14, 1859.

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Adrian, the Home City of all Michigan. A Picture Book for all the Home Comers and Others. [Adrian, MI: Adrian Homecomers Association, 1907].

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Behee, John R. Wave the Flag for Hudson High. Ann Arbor, MI: 1977.

Blissfield Advance. January 4, 1877-September 5, 1946.

Bonner, Richard I. History of the City of Adrian, and the Settlement of Lenawee County, from the Year 1824 to the Present Time. Adrian, MI: 1874.

Bonner, Richard I. Memoirs of Lenawee County, Michigan. Madison, WI: Western Historical Association, 1909. 2 Volumes.

Britton-Macon Area Camp Fire Girls and Leaders, comp. Bygone Days. [n.p., 1971]. Spine Title: History of Britton, Michigan, 1830-1971.

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Basic Information

County Seat: Howell
Origin of Name: Named for the Hon. Edward Livingston, Secretary of State under President Andrew Jackson
Set Off: 1833, but was to remain for the time being as a part of Shiawassee and Washtenaw Counties
Organized: 1836
Population in 1990: 115,645

Material Available

Bakhaus, Hildreth C. Wanderings. Brighton, MI: Green Oak Township Historical Society, 1985.

Charboneau, Milton. Bicentennial History of Pinckney. Pinckney, MI: Econo-Print, 1985.

Charboneau, Milton. Pinckney Pathways. Pinckney, MI: 1985.

Community Life. September 1933-December 1991. (Hartland).

Crittenden, A. Riley. A History of the Township and Village of Howell, Michigan. Howell, MI: Livingston Tidings Print, 1911.

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Galbraith, D. James. Hartland: Change in the Heart of America. Hartland, MI: Galbraith-Scott Publications, 1985.

Granny Remedies of Green Oak. Brighton, MI: Green Oak Historical Society, 1980.

Green Oak Historian. February 1994-August 1995; February 1996-August 1996.

Hartland, Memories and Milestones. Hartland, MI: Hartland Area Historical Society, 1986.

Howell Bird's Eye View. Map, 1877.

Howell, Livingston County, Michigan. n.p., 1963.

Livingston County Press. January 5, 1972-September 16, 1992; June 16, 1993-April 5, 1995.

Pfau, Brenda. Howell Opera House. CMU Term Paper, 1974.

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Proctor, Hazel. Old Brighton Village. Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Federal Savings, 1974.

Sridharan, Susan. Then There were the Parties in the Woods: Vignettes from Life in Turn-of-the-Century Green Oak. Brighton, MI: Green Oak Township Historical Society, 1992.

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Yesteryears of Green Oak, 1830-1930. Brighton, MI: Green Oak Township Historical Society, 1981.​


Basic Information

County Seat: Newberry
Origin of Name: Cyrus G. Luce, Michigan's governor 1887-1890
Set Off: 1887
Organized: 1887
Population in 1990: 5,763

Material Available

Luce County Democrat. January 31, 1891-January 16, 1892.

Luce County Historical Society. A Brief History of the Tahquamenon Valley, Luce County and Newberry. 1976.

Luce County History. Luce County Historical Society, 1985.

Meyers, John. Newberry in the Old Days. Grand Marias, MI: Voyager Press, 1978.

Newberry Enterprise. February 8-November 19, 1894.

Newberry Independent. May 2, 1889-January 24, 1891.

Newberry, Michigan, St. Gregory Church. Diamond Jubilee-1886-1961. Marquette, MI: Stenglein, 1961.

Newberry News. June 10, 1886-December 1, 1993.​