Michigan Local History: County Material O-Z


Basic Information

County Seat: Pontiac
Origin of Name: Named for the prevalence of oak trees in the area
Set Off: 1819
Organized: 1820
Population in 1990: 1,083,592

Material Available

Alexander, Mildred. Religion of the Settlers of Old Pine Lake. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Almanach Jubileuszowy, 1885-1935, Seminarium Polskiego, Kolegium Sw. Marji i Szkoey Wyzszej; W. Orchard Lake, Michigan. Detroit, MI: Fireside, 1935.

Ballard, C. Ray. The History of Huntington Woods: The City of Homes. Huntington Woods, MI: Huntington Woods Study Club, 1976.

Biographical Record; This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Oakland County, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: Biographical Publishing Co., 1903.

Birmingham Bird's Eye View. Map, 1881.

Birmingham, Michigan First Presbyterian Church Centennial Anniversary, 1834-1934. [n.p., 1934].

Bloomfield Township Public Library: A History. [n.p., 1977].

Bourns, Marjorie. Common School to Consolidation: A History of Huron Valley Schools, 1832-1946. [n.p., 197-].

Cannon, Bettie W. All About Franklin: From Pioneers to Preservation. Franklin, MI: Franklin Historical Society, 1979.

Caswell, Solomon. Solomon Caswell's Memoirs, 1796-1880. [Troy, MI: Troy Historical Museum, 1982]. (Troy).

Centennial Historical Sketch of the Highland Baptist Church. [n.p., n.d.].

Chrobot, Leonard F. 1885-1960; Seventy-Five Years of the Orchard Lake Seminary. Orchard Lake, MI: [1960].

City of Berkley General Information. [Between 1955 and 1975].

Clarkston News. January 1, 1932-January 17, 1996.

Clawson Exchange Club Presents City of Clawson. . . Yearbook. [Clawson, MI:] Clawson Exchange Club. Have: 1968/1969.

Cole, Maurice F. Ferndale of Yesteryear. Ferndale, MI: Emefcee Publications, [1971].

Cole, Maurice F. The First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak, Michigan; The First Fifty Years. [n.p., 1964].

Conway, James E. Historic Places Around Detroit: A Guide to 330 Historic Sites in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties. Detroit, MI: Detroit Historical Society, [1977].

Cranbrook. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Detroit, MI: 1929.

The Cranbrook Idea. Bloomfield Hills, MI: Cranbrook Public Affairs Office, [1970].

Crossman, Constance K. Royal Oak, Our Living Legend, 1787-1940. Royal Oak, MI: Royal Oak School District, [1973].

Durant, Samuel W. History of Oakland County, Michigan. Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts, 1877.

Early Pontiac and Oakland County. Pontiac, MI: Pontiac Public Library, 1956.

Farmington: An Original Entity, Being the Natural History of Farmington: From Ice Age to Space Search. Farmington, MI: Farmington Hills Historical Commission, 1976.

Farmington Historical Society. Official Program of Dedication, Farmington Historical Marker, Farmington, Michigan, September 11, 1965, 2:00 P.M. [Farmington, MI: The Society, 1965].

First Baptist Church (Royal Oak, Mich.). This Book is the Summary of the Celebration of Our Quasquicentennial Year, 1964, of the First Baptist Church, Royal Oak, Michigan. [Royal Oak, MI: The Church, 1964].

Fox, Jean M. A Farmington Childhood: The Watercolors of Lillian Drake Avery. Farmington Hills, MI: Farmington Hills Historical Commission, 1985.

Fox, Jean M. Farmington's Centennial Families. Farmington Hills, MI: Farmington Hills Historical Commission, 1978.

Fox, Jean M. More than a Tavern: 150 Years of Botsford Inn. Farmington, MI: Botsford Inn, 1986.

Goldbaum, Vicki, comp. Southfield Yesterday and Today. Southfield, MI: Southfield Public Library, [1974].

Greater Pontiac Centennial. Souvenir Program, 1861-1961. [Pontiac, MI: 1961].

Hagman, Arthur, editor. Oakland County Book of History. Oakland County Board of Commission, 1970.

Hazel Park "The Friendly City," 1942-1967: Silver Anniversary Celebration, May 21-27, 1967. [Hazel Park, MI: Civic Press, 1967].

Hepler, Ann H. The Pontiac Public Libraries; A History 1882-1961. Pontiac, MI: The Libraries, 1961.

Historical Pageant in Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Settlement of Royal Oak Township. Royal Oak, MI: Royal Oak Woman's Club, 1922.

Hodge, Robert W. A Short History of Lake Angelus, Michigan. [Lake Angelus, MI: R.W. Hodge], 1958.

Holly Bird's Eye View. Map, 1873.

Holly, Michigan. First Presbyterian Church. Yearbook and Historical Souvenir of the First Presbyterian Church, Holly, Michigan, 1902-03. [Holly, MI: Advertiser Job Print, 1903].

In Commemoration of the Twelfth Anniversary of the City of Southfield. Southfield, MI: Manufacturers' Bank, 1970.

Jones, Sarah Von Hoosen. Chronicle of Van Hoosen Centenary Farm. n.p., 1969.

Kilmer, Natalie. Pontiac Township, 1827-1983: The End of an Era. Pontiac, MI: 1983.

Kingsley, Marion. Farmington, Michigan; How We Got There and Why We Stayed. Farmington, MI: Farmington Historical Society, 1968.

Lance, Lois. Pathways of History Through Troy. Troy, MI: Troy Bicentennial Committee, 1976.

Lakeville Methodist Church. 1856-1956 Centennial: Rev. Alfred Eddy, Pastor. [n.p., 1965].

"A Lively Town." 152 Years in Rochester. Rochester, MI: Rochester Centennial Commission, 1969.

McIntyre, Tommy. Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: The Search for a Child Killer. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1988.

McMechan, Jervis Bell. The Book of Birmingham. Birmingham, MI: Birmingham Historical Board, 1976.

McMechan, Jervis Bell. Christ Church Cranbrook: A History of the Parish to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Consecration of the Church, 1928-1978. Bloomfield Hills, MI: Christ Church Cranbrook, 1979.

McMechan, Jervis Bell. For Fifty Years; The Story of the Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham, Michigan. n.p., 1977.

McMechan, Jervis Bell. The John W. Hunter House Anniversary Album 1822-1972. Birmingham, MI: Birmingham Historical Society, 1971.

Mastick, Margaret. History of the West Highland Baptist Church [1834-1959]. [n.p., 1959]. (Highland Township).

Mears, Carrie Ellen. Charles Mears, Pioneer of the White Lake Area. [n.p., after 1939].

Michigan, Circuit Court (6th circuit). [The Case of Hugh Irving, Orrin Poppleton, and Others, Complainants vs. Frank Ford, Frank Hagerman, and Others, Defendants, in Oakland Circuit Court in Chancery]. [n.p., 1887].

Michigan, Civil Rights Commission. Report and Recommendation from a Public Inquiry into the Status of Race Relation in the City of Pontiac, Michigan. Detroit, MI: The Commission, 1968.

Modras, Ronald E. Fifty Years at Orchard Lake: 1909-1959. Orchard Lake, MI: [1959].

Moehlman, Ruth R. Heritage Homes of Farmington: If Walls Could Talk. Farmington, MI: Farmington Hills Historical Commission, 1980.

Morris, Pat. History of Royal Oak, MI. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Mortemore, Richard A. History of Kensington, Michigan. n.p., 1953.

1839-1965, First Baptist Church, Royal Oak. [Royal Oak, MI: The Church, 1964].

Oakland Chronicle. May 31, 1830-April 22, 1831. (Pontiac).

Oakland County Genealogical Society. First Land Owners of Oakland County, Michigan. Birmingham, MI: Oakland County Genealogical Society, 1981.

Oakland County Post. January 6-December 29, 1893.

Oakland Gazette. February 14, 1844-May 31, 1851. (Pontiac).

Oakland Township Historical Society. Heritage in Oakland Township. Rochester, MI: Oakland Township Historical Society, 1976.

Old Timers Tell it Like it Was. Ferndale, MI: Ferndale Historical Society, 1987.

150 Years, Plus: A Story of Troy, 1821-1971. [Troy, MI: Troy Modern Printing, 1971].

Ortonville Centennial: Souvenir Booklet. [n.p., 1948].

Ortonville "Century Plus 25," 1848-1973. [Ortonville, MI: Century-Plus-Twenty-Five Book Committee, 1973].

Oxford Intruder. April 15, 1898-April 13, 1900.

Oxford Leader. April 20, 1900-December 30, 1971.

Oxford, Michigan Methodist Episcopal Church. 55th Anniversary of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Tuesday, March 25th, 1924, Oxford, Michigan. [n.p., 1924].

Peel, Lee S. Farmington: A Pictorial History. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Co., 1971.

Penney, David G. Royal Oak Twigs and Acorns. Royal Oak, MI: Little Acorn Press, 1996.

Perkins, Owen A., editor. Royal Oak, Michigan: The Early Years. [Royal Oak, MI: Royal Oak Historical Society, 1974].

Perry, Bryon A. 75 Years at Oakland Hills: A Jubilee Celebration. Warren, MI: Perry & White,. 1991.

Pontiac Bill Poster. August 2, 1882-December 25, 1889.

Pontiac Bird's Eye View. Map, 1867.

Pontiac Commercial. June 20, 1876-April 23, 1878.

Pontiac Courier. May 2, 1836-November 23, 1842.

Pontiac Daily Gazette. January 1, 1895-February 15, 1896.

Pontiac Gazette. June 7, 1851-December 28, 1860.

Pontiac Jacksonian. July 10, 1838-April 19, 1866 (scattered).

Pontiac Weekly Bill Poster. January 3, 1872-December 25, 1872; January 4, 1874-July 26, 1882.

Pontiac Weekly Gazette. July 7, 1855-December 28, 1860; January 6, 1871-July 3, 1896.

Portrait and Biographical Album of Oakland County, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: Chapman Brothers, 1891.

Pray, Eula. History of Avon Township, 1820-1940. Ann Arbor, MI: Nonce Press, 1986. (Rochester Hills).

Radcliff, Jennifer. Heritage: A Pictorial History of Independence Township and the Village of Clarkston. [Clarkston, MI: Clarkston Community Historical Society, 1976].

Remer, Deborah J. If This is Hastings-Then Where is Hog's Hollows?: A Discovery of the Lost Villages in Oakland and Macomb Counties. Rochester Hills, MI: Rochester Hills Museum, 1990.

Reminder. August 23, 1977-July 14, 1983. (Clarkston).

Renkiewicz, Frank. For God, Country and Polonia: One Hundred Years of the Orchard Lake Schools. Orchard Lake, MI: The Schools, 1985.

Rochester Album: Early History of Rochester, Michigan. Rochester, MI: Rochester Historical Commission, 1979.

Rose Township, 1837-1987. Rose Township Historical Society, 1987.

Royal Oak, Michigan. Shrine of the Little Flower. A Jubilee Memorial, 1916-1966. [Royal Oak, MI: The Church Committee, 1966].

Royal Oak, Michigan. Shrine of the Little Flower. Shrine of the Little Flower: Golden Jubilee, 1926-1976. Royal Oak, MI: Shrine of the Little Flower, 1976.

Ruggles, Glenn. Beside the Golden Door: An Irish-American Immigrant Experience. [Union Lake, MI: Ruggles, 1978]. (Union Lake).

Russell, Anne D. Blacks in Pontiac. [Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Brothers, 1977].

Sawyer, J.H. Keep Your Eye on Keego Harbor. [Detroit, MI: Geo. A. Drake, 1899].

Scott, Paul M. Orion Since 1818. Lake Orion, MI: Orion Township Library Board, 1976.

Seeley, Thaddeus. History of Oakland County, Michigan. Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Co., 1912. 2 Volumes.

Severance, Henry O. Michigan Trailmakers. Ann Arbor, MI: George Wahr, 1930.

Severance, Henry O. The Story of a Village Community. NY: Stechert, 1931. (Walled Lake).

Siver, Kenson J. Southfield Faces the Crucial Decades: The Development of a Suburb and its School System in the Years Following World War II. Southfield, MI: K.J. Siver, 1987.

Smart, Mildred B. The Least Likely To. Ann Arbor, MI: Proctor Agency, 1981. (Rochester).

Smith, Kay. Bloomfield Blossoms: Glimpses into the History of Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Bloomfield Township Bicentennial Commission, 1976.

Springfield: For Those Who Come After. Springfield Township Historical Society, 1984.

Stafford, Barbara. Early Addison Township History Bicentennial 1976. [Lakeville, MI: Heritage Committee, 1975].

Strye, Stella. The Religious History of Farmington. Farmington Hills Historical Commission, 1978.

Swastek, Joseph. The Formative Years of the Polish Seminary in the United States. Orchard Lake, MI: Center for Polish Studies and Culture, Orchard Lake Schools, 1985.

Ten Minutes Ahead of the Rest of the World: A History of Milford. Milford, MI: Milford Historical Society, 1982.

Then and Now. [Rochester, MI: Rochester Historical Commission], 1986.

This is Ferndale. [Ferndale, MI: City Manager, 1958].

Tyrone Revisited, 1834-1976: A Bicentennial Salute. Tyrone Historical Society, [1976].

Waddell, Richard L. A Bicentennial Historical Sketch of Oakland County, Michigan, 1815-1976. Pontiac, MI: The Commission, 1976.

Ward, Charles A. The Legends and Romance of the Lake Country Told With Camera and Pencil. Howell, MI: Livingston Republican Print, [1922].

Ward, Willis C. Orchard Lake and its Island. n.p., 1942.

Weckman, George. My Brother's Place: An American Lutheran Monastery. Lawrenceville, VA: Brunswick Publishing Co., 1992. (Oxford).

Westacres, 1936-1986. [Westacres, MI: 1986].

White Laker Observer. April 6, 1977-May 30, 1984.

Wilber, Mrs. Minnie. One Hundred Years of Service, 1826-1926. Farmington, MI: Farmington Baptist Church, [1926].

Wood, Bert D. Franklin's Yesteryear. [n.p., 1958].

Wooten, Pamela. Look at Village of Milford: 1827-1900. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Young, Richard. History of Northeast Oakland County. Oxford, MI: Oxford Leader, 1976.​




Basic Information

County Seat: Hart
Origin of Name: Traditional explanation is that the name derived from proximity to Lake Michigan, however recent deduction attributes the name to title of a book (Oceana, James Harrington, 1656)
Set Off: 1840
Organized: 1851, reorganized in 1855
Population in 1990: 22,454

Material Available

Bicentennial Collection of Walkerville Area: Colfax, Elkridge, Leavitt Townships. [Oceana County Bicentennial Committee, 1976].

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

A Century of Christian Fellowship, 1862-1962: Trinity Lutheran Church of Bradyville. n.p., 1962.

Hartwick, Louis M. Oceana County Pioneers and Business Men of Today. Pentwater, MI: Pentwater News Steam Printers, 1890.

Hesperia Centennial Souvenir Book, 1866-1966. [Greenville, MI: Greenville Printing Co., 1966].

History of Manistee, Mason and Oceana Counties, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: H.R. Page & Co., 1882.

New Era, Michigan: The First 100 Years. [New Era, MI: New Era Centennial Committee, 1972].

Olde Tyme Plat and History of Oceana County, Michigan. Hart, MI: Oceana County 4-H Youth Council and "Olde Tyme" Plat and History Committee, 1976.

Pentwater Bird's Eye View. Map, 1880.

Schrumpf, Florence R. Pentwater, 1853-1942. Pentwater, MI: Pentwater Historical Society, 1993.

Shelby Bird's Eye View. Map, 1909.​



Basic Information

County Seat: West Branch
Origin of Name: Chippewa Indian word meaning "chief"
Set Off: 1840 but abolished and incorporated into Iosco County in 1867. Set Off again in 1873
Organized: 1875
Population in 1990: 18,681

Material Available

Bray, Ann. History of the Telephone in Ogemaw County. CMU Term Paper, 1961.

Cotton, Phebe E. Phebe in Wonderland: An Account of Life as it was Growing Up in Lupton, Michigan, 1911-1929. n.p., 1983.

Craner, Janet. A History of ... Prescott, 1961. [West Branch, MI: West Branch Evening College, 1961].

Finn, Robert. Life and Death of a Bank 1890-1951. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (West Branch).

Hosbach, Ervadeen. Prescott Community in Pioneer History. [n.p., 1970's].

Ingleright, Faye. Social Survey of Sunnyside School, West Branch Twp, District No. 1. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Mayhew, Ethel. History of Churchill Township, Ogemaw County. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Ogemaw County Herald. January 6- December 29, 1938; October 29, 1953.

Phillips, Althea C. First Landowners of Ogemaw County, Michigan. Lansing, MI: Michigan Genealogical Council, 1980.

Pierce, Lottie. Standards of Living in Long Lake. CMU Term Paper, 1948.

Rose City News. January 10, June 5, 1952; November 12, 1953; January 7, 1954-March 21, 1963.

Rose City Review. May 26, 1905-August 2, 1934 (scattered).

Wakeley, Arthur J. History of the Michigan State Police in West Branch. CMU Term Paper, 1977.

West Branch Area: First One Hundred Years. West Branch, MI: West Branch Area Centennial Committee, 1975.

Whitney, Daisy. Social Survey of West Branch No. 5 or Fifield District. CMU Term Paper, 1944.

Williams, Jeanette. History of the Earliest Settlement in Churchill Township. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Woughter, Louise. This I Remember. [n.p., 1960]. (Logan Township).​


Basic Information

County Seat: Ontonagon
Origin of Name: A derivation of the Native American word "Nondon-organ" meaning "hunting river"
Set Off: 1843
Organized: 1848
Population in 1990: 8,854

Material Available

Around the Bluff and Through the Years: An Informal History of Greenland Township. Iron Mountain, MI: Mid-Peninsula Library Cooperative, 1986.

Bebeau, Joseph. Rockland Centennial and Homecoming: A Story of Early Days in Rockland, Michigan, 1847-1947. Rockland, MI: 1947.

Bruce Crossing, MI. Centennial 1886-1986. n.p., 1986.

Chabot, Chris. Tales of White Pine: An Illustrated Oral History of White Pine, Michigan and Environs. Ontonagon, MI: Ontonagon Herald, 1979.

Ewen Centennial History Book: 1889-1989. Ontonagon, MI: Courthouse Publications, 1989.

Grant, Lydia. History of Bergland Township. Bergland, MI: L. Grant, 1978.

Howlett, Carrie. Roses in the Snow. C. Howlett, 1989.

Jamison, James K. The Mining Ventures of this Ontonagon Country. Ontonagon, MI: Ontonagon Herald Co., 1950.

Jamison, James K. This Ontonagon Country; The Story of an American Frontier. Ontonagon Herald Co., 1939.

Jamison, Knox. A History of Bergland, Ontonagon County, Michigan. n.p., 1965.

Jamison, Knox. A History of Ewen and Other Towns in the Southern Part of Ontonagon County, Michigan. [n.p., 1967].

Jamison, Knox. A History of Rockland, Greenland, Mass, and Other Towns in Rockland, Greenland, and Bohemia Townships in Ontonagon County, Michigan. [n.p., 1969].

Jamison, Knox. A History of Silver City, Ontonagon County, Michigan. [n.p., 1963].

Johanson, Bruce H. This Land, the Ontonagon: A Short History of Ontonagon County, Michigan. Iron Mountain, MI: Mid- Peninsula Library Cooperative, 1985.

Keefer, Victor. 1875-1975, 100 Years of Ontonagon Township Schools: A History. Ontonagon, MI: Keefer, 1976.

Lean, Sue-Wen. Pathways Out: Career Patterns of Three Cohorts from a Remote Community in Michigan. Ph.D. Thesis, Michigan State University, 1992.

Neph, John R. The Adventure Story: Copper Mining in the Old Adventure. Greenland, MI: Neph, 1976].

Ontonagon Bird's Eye View. Map, 1855.

Rafferty, Michael. Porcupine Mountains Companion: Inside Michigan's Largest State Park. White Pine, MI: Nequaket Natural History Associates, 1993.

Swinton, Alma W. I Married a Doctor; Life in Ontonagon, Michigan from 1900 to 1919. Marquette, MI: 1964.

Willman, Charles. Ontonagon County in the Civil War. Ontonagon, MI: 1961.​



Basic Information

County Seat: Reed City
Origin of Name: Chief Osceola, a Seminole Indian
Set Off: 1840 as Unwattin County. Name changed to Osceola in 1843
Organized: 1869
Population in 1990: 20,146

Material Available

Allen, Ed C. Pioneering in Michigan. [n.p., after 1910].

Baker, Eunice. Education in LeRoy Township with Special Emphasis on Consolidation. CMU Term Paper, n.d. (LeRoy TWP).

Bancroft, Esther. Evart: A Melting Pot. CMU Term Paper, 1968.

Blanchard, Sadie. Social Survey of Hershey as a Community. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Booher, Dianne. Marion. CMU Term Paper, 1968.

Booher, Geneva. Hartwick. CMU Term Paper, 1968.

Dinger, B. Richmond Township-Osceola County. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Dispatch Leader. January 8, 1903-March 5, 1908. (Marion).

Evart 100 Years. Evart, MI: 1972.

Evart Review. January 2, 1947-December 30, 1971; January 6, 1972-June 5, 1975; January 7, 1986-September 14, 1994.

Grandfather's Days in Osceola. Mt. Pleasant, MI: Central Michigan College of Education, 1946.

Hesselink, Alice. Old Peavey Factory: Logging Tool Industry of Evart, MI. CMU Term Paper, 1968.

Hoaglund, Pauline. Dighton, MI. CMU Term Paper, 1968.

Hoefferle, Caroline. "Just at Sunrise": The Sunrise Communal Farm in Rural Mid-Michigan. [n.p., 1995].

Johnson, Edith. Social Survey of Rose Lake Twp. CMU Term Paper, 1946.

Knapp, Lillian. Cycles of Living in Reed City: Emphasis on the Effects of Oil. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Leach, Ardath. Social Survey of Lincoln Township. CMU Term Paper, 1946.

LeRoy Independent. January 7, 1898-December 30, 1898.

Lovene, A.A. Historik Over Tustin Svenska Evangelisk-Lutherska Forsamlingen 1874-1924. Tustin, MI: The Church, 1924. (Tustin).

Marion Dispatch. March 13, 1908-October 4, 1917.

Marion, 100 Years Moving Ahead. Marion, MI: Marion Press, 1988.

Marion Press. June 8, 1922-November 28, 1990.

Nelson, Garnet. Social Survey of LeRoy Village as a Community. CMU Term Paper, 1946.

Northern Osceola Press. October 11, 1917-June 1, 1922. (Marion).

Nurnberger, Jim. Orono and it's Surrounding Area. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Olsson, Nils W. The Swedish Settlement of Tustin, Michigan. 1962.

One Hundred Years of Service to God, Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1870-1970. [n.p., 1970]. (Reed City).

Osceola County Democrat. July 28, 1886-July 28, 1909; January 1, 1916-May 16, 1918.

Osceola County Herald. May 16, 1918-December 29, 1938.

Perkins, Margaret. Doc: The Grand Old Man of Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1961.

Portrait and Biographical Album of Osceola County. . . Chicago, IL: Chapman Brothers, 1884.

Raab, Lyle. Social Welfare in Osceola County. CMU Term Paper, 1946.

Reed City Clarion. December 3, 1880-July 14, 1915.

Reed City Herald-News. January 6, 1994-December 28, 1995.

Reed City Weekly Clarion. July 12, 1878-November 26, 1880.

Root, Natalie. Survey of Evart and Community. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Truman, Bernice. Let's Call it LeRoy. Evart, MI: Evart Review, 1973.

Turner, Mary. Social Survey of Marion Township. CMU Term Paper, 1944.

Tustin Times. June 19, 1902-July 27, 1944.

Tustin Topics. May 31, 1894-August 21, 1903.

U.S. 10 Review. June 12, 1975-December 29, 1976; January 6, 1977-December 23, 1985. (Evart).

Westman, Inez A. Carl Peter and Anna Carolina Westman; A Brief History of Their Life in America. Madison, WI: Westman Enterprises, 1991.

White, Mrs. Majorie. One Hundred Going on Two Hundred: Reed City Centennial. [Evart, MI: Review Publishing, 1975].​





Basic Information

County Seat: Mio
Origin of Name: A Native American word meaning "pebbly prairie."
Set Off: 1840
Organized: 1881
Population in 1990: 7,842

Material Available

Anderson, Elizabeth N. Pathfinders for God at Comins: A History of Comins Mennonite Church. [Comins, MI:] 1984.

Au Sable River Valley Historical Society. Oscoda County, 1881. Mio, MI: The Society, 1881.

Green, June. History of Oscoda Co. CMU Term Paper, 1971.

Moore, Rose Lockwood. Of Berry Pickers, Shanty Boys, and the Jack Pine Bird: Patterns of Settlement and Subsistence in Nineteenth Century Oscoda County. M.A. Thesis, Western Michigan University, 1990.

Oscoda County Board of Education. History of Oscoda County Schools. n.p., 1957.

Smith, David W. Selected Events of History in Oscoda County. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Swanson, Nels P. People and Ghost Towns of Oscoda County, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Wilderness Chronicle. Comins, MI. Have: Fall/Winter 1984-Summer 1988; Winter/Summer 1989-Winter 1992; 50thAnniversary Edition (1934-1984). (Comins).​



Basic Information

County Seat: Gaylord
Origin of Name: Indian name meaning "place of the rock"
Set Off: 1840 as Okkuddo County. Name changed to Otsego in 1843
Organized: 1875.
Population in 1990: 17,957

Material Available

Arnold, Dan. History of Johannesburg School. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Bresser, Dick. History of Otsego County. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Carlson, Bruce W. Johannesburg Manufacturing Co. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Data on Gaylord, Michigan. Jackson, MI: Consumers Power Company, [1966].

Gaylord Herald Times. October 13, 1983-December 7, 1995.

Glasser, Joan. History of Gaylord, Michigan and the Impact of Interstate Seventy-Five on its Growth. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Granlund, William. Clearwater Country: History of Otsego County. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Granlund, William. Important Newspaper Items for the Years 1931 and 1905. Otsego Herald Times Gaylord, MI. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Granlund, William. Study of Gaylord Public School Graduates from 1898-1920. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Herald Times. February 4, 1970- December 29, 1971; March 12, 1976-October 6, 1983. (Gaylord).

The Heritage Years, Otsego County, 1875-1975. Otsego, MI: Centennial Book Committee, 1975.

Northern Michigan Herald Times. February 3, 1976-December 13, 1976. (Gaylord).

Ochsner, Eugene E. Douglas Lake: The Geological and Historical Story of One Lake in Otsego County. . . Douglas Lake Association, 1989.

O'Rourke, Alice. Sown on Good Ground: Centennial History of St. Mary Cathedral Parish, Gaylord. Gaylord, MI: The Parish, 1984.

Otsego County Advance. March 20, 1913-December 18, 1913; February 11, 1915; January 2, 1919-October 16, 1919.

Otsego County Herald. December 15, 1903-December 29, 1905; December 20-27, 1907; November 26, 1909.

Otsego County Herald and Times. December 3, 1909-December 27, 1918; January 2, 1920-January 22, 1925.

Otsego County Herald Times. January 28, 1925-January 28, 1970; June 22, 1972-January 29, 1976

Otsego County Times. January 15, 1906-November 1909.

The Torch Magazine. Autumn 1985-Autumn 1986. Central Lake, MI: Torch Pub., 1985-1986.

Walker, Laura. Polish Element in Otsego County. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Welch, Wayne B. Early Life in the Johannesburg Area. n.p., 1990.

Wilderness Chronicle. Fall/Winter 1984-Summer 1988; Winter/Summer 1989-Winter 1992.​





Basic Information

County Seat: Grand Haven
Origin of Name: Native American tribe of the same name
Set Off: 1831
Organized: 1837
Population in 1990: 187,768

Material Available

Bend in the River: The Story of Grandville and Jenison, Michigan, 1832-1972. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1975.

Brayton, Mrs. J.P. Early Days in Grand Haven. Grand Haven, MI: Franklin Press, 1907.

Brown, Melissa. The Loutit Legacy. Grand Haven, MI: Loutit Foundation, 1979. (Grand Haven).

Bruins, Elton J. The Americanization of a Congregation: A History of the Third Reformed Church of Holland, Michigan. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1970.

DeHope. December 12, 1865-October 25, 1904.

Deur, Lynne. Sixty-Five Years: A History of the Ottawa County Road Commission, 1911-1976. Grand Haven, MI: Ottawa County Road Commission, 1977.

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

Franz, Dale Clarke. The Pigeon River Country: A Michigan Forest. Gaylord, MI: Pigeon River Country Association, 1985.

Gitchel, Pauline H. The Early History of Jamestown Township. n.p., 1925.

Grand Haven Centennial Association. Grand Haven Centennial, 1834-1934: One Hundredth Anniversary of the Settlement of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg. Grand Haven, MI: Grand Haven Centennial Association, 1934.

Grand Haven, Michigan. First Reformed Church. 1850-1950. One Hundredth Anniversary, Historical Booklet and Church History. . . [n.p., 1950].

Grand Haven News. December 22, 1858-July 17, 1867; January 2, March 5, August 20, 1868; November 26, 1869; November 3, December 1, 1894; April 17, 1897.

Grand Haven Union. October 16, 1862; July 2, 16, 23, November 24, 1863; February 9, August 23, September 27, October 25, November 1-29, 1864; January 16, 1866; March 28, August 6, 1867; January 7, June 2, August 4, 1868; July 27, August 10, 17, 1869; March 15, 22, June 7, 14, November 8, 15, 1870; January 3, 1871; May 21, 1872.

Grand River Packet. March/April 1983-November 1994/April 1995; May/October 1996-November 1996/May 1997.

Grand River Times. July 2, 1851-October 28, 1857; April 18, 1837. (Grand Haven).

Grand Valley Advance. January 2, 1990-February 27, 1996. (Jenison).

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Presque Isle


Basic Information

County Seat: Rogers City
Origin of Name: A derivation of the French, meaning "narrow peninsula"
Set Off: 1840
Organized: 1871, reorganized in 1875
Population in 1990: 13,743

Material Available

Ferdelman, Nina M. Virgin Forests to Modern Homes. [Compiled by the Seventh Grade of Rogers City Township Schools, 1947]. (Rogers City).

Getzinger, Beth. Murder of Albert Molitor. CMU Term Paper, 1967. (Rogers City).

Heibel, Mamie D. Still Waters, or, When the Leaves Turn. n.p., 1982.

Heibel, Mamie D. Stories of Presque Isle County. N.d. 1982.

Husted, Charles. Early History of the Educational and Religious Institutions of Onaway. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Johnston, Roberta B. Social Survey of Onaway. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Kauffman, George H. My Recollections of Early Grand Lake. n.p., 1973.

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Micketti, Gerald. The Day Metz Burned. G. Micketti, 1992.

Micketti, Gerald. Little Italy in Rogers City. [n.p., 1982].

Micketti, Gerald. Lumber to Limestone, the Port of Calcite. [Calcite, MI: G. Micketti, 198-]. (Rogers City).

Nugent, Ada. History of Fletcher Park. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Onaway of To-Day, from Forest to City. Onaway, MI: H.D. Tisdale, 1902.

Otis, Craig. Town that Steered the World (Onaway). CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Posen Area Centennial, 1870-1970. [Posen, MI: 1970].

Rogers City Centennial; History and Photo Album. Rogers City, MI: Rogers City Centennial Committee, 1971.

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Rogers City, Mich.). Geschichte der Evan. Luth. St. Johannis Gemeinde in Rogers City, Michigan. n.p., 1923.

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75th Jubilee, Onaway, Michigan, 1899-1974. [Onaway, MI: Jubilee Book Committee, 1974].

Shaloy, Blanche. History of the Onaway School System. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Torsch, Naomi. History and Background of Fireside Inn on Grand Lake. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Vermilya, Claire. Bootlegger's Daughter. Onaway, MI: Camelot Self Subsidy Publishers, 1987.

Walter, Claire. Early Days of Millersburg. CMU Term Paper, 1971.

Warwick, Winnifred. World's Largest Limestone Quarry (Roger's City, Michigan). CMU Term Paper, n.d.​



Basic Information

County Seat: Roscommon
Origin of Name: County Roscommon, Ireland
Set Off: 1840 as Mikenauk County. Renamed Rsocommon in 1843
Organized: 1875
Population in 1990: 19,776

Material Available

Carlson, Bruce W. The Houghton Lake Area. Midland, MI: Pendell Publishing Co., 1973.

Carman, Beulah. Looking Back: A Centennial History of Houghton Lake. n.p., 1979.

Curtis, Ned. Historical Aspects of the Village of Roscommon. CMU Term Paper, 1975.

Diss, Peggy. The Heritage of Richfield Township, St. Helen. Roscommon, MI: Graphic Arts Press, 1976.

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Jordan, David D. Town of Michelson. CMU Term Paper, 1977.

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Roscommon County Herald News. January 5, 1978-January 14, 1996.

Roscommon Herald. December 19, 1907-December 23, 1909; December 30, 1909-December 28, 1911.

Roscommon Herald News. January 4, 1912-June 14, 1960; October 29, 1964-December 29, 1977.

Roscommon News. June 19, 1885-November 15, 1907.

Rosenau, Arthur. Lakeside: A History of Lakeside Association on Higgins Lake in Roscommon County, Michigan. Lakeside Association, 1979.​



Basic Information

County Seat: Saginaw
Origin of Name: Derived from Native American word having reference to the Sauk tribe who lived at the mouth of the river
Set Off: 1822
Organized: 1835
Population in 1990: 211,946

Material Available

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Bridgeport Examiner. August 31, 1939-December 30, 1943.

Bridgeport Future. August 8, 1968-April 5, 1972.

Bridgeport News. June 1895-June 19, 1896; April 6, 1906; September 24, 1953-March 17, 1954.

Bridgeporter. March 25, 1948-May 11, 1950.

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Ciolek, Mary A. Heavenrich Clothing Co. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (Saginaw).

City of Saginaw and Environs Land Use Survey and Inventory, 1958. Saginaw, MI: 1958.

The Coal Fields of Saginaw, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: Charles B. Schaefer, 1898.

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Cumming, John. Little Jake of Saginaw. Mt. Pleasant, MI: Rivercrest House, 1978.

Daily Republican. June 23, 1874-June 30, 1875. (Saginaw).

Davis, Mattie. History of Saginaw Steering Gear. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

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East Saginaw Bird's Eye View. Map, 1867.

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Erickson, Robert E. History of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saginaw County and Vicinity. Detroit, MI: R.E. Erickson, 1922.

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Future Views. February 23, 1972-October 28, 1981. (Bridgeport).

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Hanlon, Joanne M. History of the Saginaw County Fair. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Hansen, Carl R. Frankenmuth: A German Missionary Effort in Michigan, 1845-1850. CMU Term Paper, 1975.

Hansen, Carl R. Visions Realized: Frankenmuth's Geographical, Political Boundary, Governmental Structure, and Public Works History, 1819-1979. Frankenmuth, MI: Frankenmuth Historical Association, 1979.

Hartle, William. Davis Cartage Company: One Man's Dream. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (Saginaw).

Hawley, Gail. Coal Mining: A Once Booming Industry. The Story of Coal Mining in St. Charles, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Hetherington, Mary E. "Pap," Politics, and Pine: A History of Newspapers During the Lumber Days of the Saginaws, 1853-1882. [Saginaw, MI: 1976].

Hetherington, Mary E. Superintendent Chester F. Miller's Quarter-of-a-Century Stewardship. n.p., 1956. (Saginaw).

Heitkamp, Joseph. Industries of Saginaw, 1890-1910. CMU Term Paper, 1962.

Hemminger, Carole. Second National Bank and Trust Company of Saginaw, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1971.

Hensler, James. Saginaw Valley Medical College. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Hieber, William. From Tiny Acorn to Mighty Oak: History of the Wickes Corporation. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (Saginaw).

History of Albee Township, Saginaw County, Michigan. Albee Township Bicentennial Committee, 1976.

A History of Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Company. Frankenmuth, MI: Frankenmuth Historical Association and Museum, 1979.

History of the First Presbyterian Church of Saginaw, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: 1938.

History of Saginaw County, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: Chapman, 1881.

History, Resources, and Prospects of the Saginaw Valley. The Rail Road Excursion; The Flint and Pere Marquette Rail Road. Detroit, MI: 1862.

Indian and Pioneer History of the Saginaw Valley. . . East Saginaw, MI: Thomas & Galatian, 1866.

Ireland, Mark L. Place of the Big Rock: Chesaning, Michigan, 1842-1950. Chesaning, MI: 1966.

Jefferson Avenue Methodist Church, 1857-1967. Galion, OH: United Church Directories of Michigan, 1967. (Saginaw).

Johnson, Howard G. The Franconian Colonies of the Saginaw Valley, Michigan: A Study in Historical Geography. Ph.D. Thesis, Michigan State University, 1972.

Jonesfield, 1873-1973. Merrill, MI: Monitor-Herald, 1973.

Kenel, Jean L. Echoes of the Past. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (Saginaw).

Kilar, Jeremy. Labor Protest and Authority Response in the Saginaw Valley Lumber Strike of 1885. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Kilar, Jeremy W. Michigan's Lumbertowns: Lumbermen and Laborers in Saginaw, Bay City, and Muskegon, 1870-1905. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1990.

Koch, Friedrich K. Die Deutschen Colonien in der Nahe des Saginaw-Flusses. . . NY: Westermann, 1851.

Krause, Nancy. Chesaning's Showboat. Chesaning, MI: Tri-County Citizen, 1992.

Leeson, M.A. History of Saginaw County, Michigan. . . Evansville, IN: Unigraphic, 1975.

Leiner, Mary. C.S. Bliss & Company Saginaw, Michigan January 1892-May 1893. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Leonard, J.W. Industries of the Saginaws; Historical, Descriptive and Statistical. . . East Saginaw, MI: J.M. Elstner, [1887].

Leonard, Olen E. Changes in the Spanish Speaking Labor Force of Saginaw County, Michigan. State College, MS: Mississippi State University, 1968.

Lewis, Dorothy. Farmer Peet and His Little Red Barn. CMU Term Paper, 1975. (Chesaning).

Lewis, George F., comp. Saginaw Valley. Statistics for 1867. . . East Saginaw, MI: Daily Enterprise Steam Printing House, 1868.

Loesel, Lorenz. Richland, its Sons and Daughters: A Review of the First Century of Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan. [n.p., 1962].

McColgan, Marion. M & B Ice Cream Company: A Family Owned Corporation. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (Saginaw).

McGaugh, Maurice E. The Settlement of the Saginaw Basin. Thesis, University of Chicago, 1950.

McKellar, Clifford L. As it Was. [Riverbend Farms, 1975]. (Saginaw).

Masten, Pamela M. C.S. Bliss Lumber Company 1897-1898. CMU Term Paper, 1969. (Saginaw).

Masten, Pamela M. C.S. Bliss Lumber Company 1901-1902. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (Saginaw).

Masten, Pamela M. Turn of the Century: The Charles S. Bliss Lumber Company, 1899-1900. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (Saginaw).

Michigan's Most Famous Old Inn: Schuch Hotel, Saginaw, Michigan. [Saginaw, MI: Hartwell Printing Co., 1938].

Michigan's Old Inn; Famous Hotel of Way Back When, 73 Years of Hospitality. [Saginaw, MI:] 4 Editions.

Miller, Edward. The Saginaw Hall of Fame: Biographical Sketches. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw County Bicentennial Commission, 1976.

Mills, James C. History of Saginaw County, Michigan. . . Saginaw, MI: Seeman & Peters, 1918. 2 Volumes.

Mills, James C. Prospectus of the History of Saginaw County: Biographical, Historical, Commercial. Saginaw, MI: Seemann & Peters, 1914.

Mitchell, William K. The Bicentennial History of Saginaw County. Saginaw, MI: McKay Press, 1976.

Moore, John. History of the First United Methodist Church Now Located at 4790 Gratiot Road, Saginaw, Michigan. [n.p., 1918].

Morning Herald. September 13, 1882-December 30, 1884; January 1-April 17, 1889; May 23-June 30, 1889. (Saginaw).

Morrow, Raymond W. A History of Saginaw, Michigan, its Rise and Growth to 1889. M.A. Thesis, Northwestern University, 1933.

Naessens, Mrs. Marie. Jonesfield, 1873-1973. Merrill, MI: Monitor-Herald, 1973.

Nagel, Elizabeth J. Peter Riley's Reserve: A Commemorative History of Carrollton Township. Carrollton, MI: Carrollton Community Education Department, 1976.

Nims, Mary-Claire. Survey of Village of Freeland. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

North Star. August 30, 1843-September 14, 1848 (scattered).

Our Little Brown Church: The Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church of Saginaw, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church, 1978.

Ozga, David Edward. C.S. Bliss & Company May of 1893 to September of 1894. CMU Term Paper, 1969. (Saginaw).

Pollen, T.J. History of Bridgeport, Saginaw County, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Genealogical Society, 1978.

Pollen, T.J. History of Frankenmuth, Saginaw County, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Genealogical Society, 1980.

Portrait and Biographical Record of Saginaw and Bay Counties, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: Biographical Publishing Co., 1892.

Ream, Laura. History of a Trip to the Great Saginaw Valley, June 1871. . . Indianapolis, IN: 1871.

Roscoe, Joseph. Historical Sketch of Bridgeport, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1962.

Ruffin, Roosevelt S. Black Presence in Saginaw, Michigan: 1855-1900. n.p., 1978.

Sagatoo, Mary A. Wah Sash Kah Moqua; or, Thirty-Three Years Among the Indians. Boston, MA: Charles A. White, Co., 1897.

Saginaw Bird's Eye View. Map, 1867.

Saginaw Bulletin. November 22, 1879-January 24, 1880 (scattered).

Saginaw Club, Founded May 1889: The Story of Your Club and the Men Who Made it a Saginaw Tradition for Nearly a Century. Saginaw, MI: The Club, [1981].

Saginaw Courier. November 1, 1881-September 7, 1889.

Saginaw Courier-Herald. November 9, 1892-September 30, 1905; January 2, 1906-July 23, 1918.

Saginaw Courier-Herald. History and Institutions with Illustrations and Sketches of Banking, Wholesale, Manufacturing and Professional Interests of Saginaw, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Courier-Herald, 1896.

Saginaw Daily Courier. March 5, 1868-July 21, 1869; April 25, 1870-October 30, 1881.

Saginaw Daily Enterprise. December 20, 1866-May 24, 1874.

Saginaw Daily Republican. August 5, 1876-August 31, 1878.

Saginaw Enterprise. September 8, 1853-September 28, 1854; February 15, 1855-May 19, 1859; July 7, 1859-January 27, 1870.

Saginaw Evening News. May 2, 1881-December 31, 1900.

Saginaw Evening Star. March 15, 1923-August 11, 1924.

Saginaw Globe. January 2-June 30, 1891; January 1, 1893-September 3, 1898.

Saginaw Herald. January 16-December 25, 1879.

Saginawian. May 1, 1869-April 29, 1871; July 1-22, 1871; September 9, 1871.

Saginaw, Michigan. Chicago, IL: Windsor Publications, 1969.

Saginaw, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: Goodridge Brothers, 1902.

Saginaw, Michigan. Woodland Hills, CA: Windsor Publications, 1972.

Saginaw, Michigan. Michigan Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church Fiftieth Anniversary Exercises. Saginaw, MI: Smith & Stoelker, [1901].

Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.A., 1857-1907; Semi-Centennial Souvenir. [Saginaw, MI: F.S. Spencer, 1907].

Saginaw Morning Herald. September 1, 1875-December 28, 1878; January 1, 1879-September 9, 1882.

Saginaw Post. January 7, 1887-December 30, 1897.

Saginaw Post-Zeitung. January 6, 1898-December 27, 1917.

Saginaw Post-Zeitung. Der Saginaw Post-Zeitung Illustrirte Familien-Kalender fur das Jahr 1918. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Post-Zeitung, [1918].

Saginaw Republican. May 2, 1867-January 14, 1869 (scattered).

Saginaw Treaty Sesquicentennial, the 150th Anniversary of the Signing of the Treaty of Saginaw. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Treaty Sesquicentennial, Inc., 1969.

Saginaw Valley Herald. January 4, 1866-March 28, 1867 (scattered).

Saginaw Weekly Courier. May 28, 1874-December 26, 1889.

Saginaw Weekly Enterprise. February 3, 1870-May 21, 1874.

Saginaw Weekly Enterprise. The Saginaw Valley: Its Salt, Lumber, and Other Resources. [East Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Weekly Enterprise, 1863].

Saginaw Zeitung. January 3, 1894-December 26, 1894.

St. Charles Centennial, June 16-19, 1960. St. Charles, MI: St. Charles Wednesday Study Club, 1960.

St. Lorenz Evangelical Lutheran Church (Frankenmuth, Michigan). Centennial, 1845-1945: One Hundred Years of Grace. [n.p., 1945]. (Frankenmuth).

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church Fiftieth Anniversary. Milwaukee, WI: Northwestern Publishing House Print, 1930. (Hemlock).

Sandman, Peter R. History of Gliding and Soaring in Frankfort, Michigan-1938-1939. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Schopp, Thomas. History of Peace Lutheran Church. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (Saginaw).

Schuch, John P. Michigan' Old Inn: Famous Hotel of Way Back When: 86 Years of Hospitality. [Saginaw, MI: 1954].

Schuch, John P. Michigan's Old Inn: Famous Hotel of Way Back When: 73 Years of Hospitality. [Saginaw, MI: 1941].

Second Presbyterian Church of Saginaw: 1864-1964. [Saginaw, MI: Centennial Committee, 1964].

Seibert, Ronald J., comp. The Zehnders of Frankenmuth: A Family History to 1981. [n.p., 198-].

Seventy-Fifth Anniversary St. Andrew's Parish, Saginaw, Michigan 1862-1937. [n.p., 1937].

Sharp, Michael. Can You Hear the Church Bells? An Historical Account of the Lutheran Churches in Frankenmuth, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Sheridan, Leonard. Joseph Tremble: Saginaw Valley Pioneer. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

A Sketch of the Life of Joel D. Eaton, Together with the Last Oration Delivered by Him in the Saginaw High School. East Saginaw, MI: Courier, [1882].

Smith, Ronnie. Saginaw Biography, Ezra Rust: Farmboy to Millionaire 1832-1918. CMU Term Paper, 1972.

Souvenir Views of Saginaw's Greatest Flood: March 1904-April 1904. Saginaw, MI: Appleby Brothers, 1904.

Spaulding Township History, 1832-1976. Spaulding Township Historical Commission, [1976].

Speckhard, H. Gemeindebuch der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Gemeinde zum Heiligen Kreuz U.A.E. zu Saginaw, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: F. & E. Reitter, Drucker, 1899.

Spirit of the Times. August 13, 1850-May 21, 1859 (scattered). (Saginaw).

Stroebel, Olga. History of the Saginaw Fair. CMU Term Paper, 1964.

Stroebel, Ralph W. Saginaw Township Indian Days Through Mid 1920's. [Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Township Bicentennial Committee], 1977.

Taymouth Yesterday and Today. Taymouth, MI: Taymouth Township Book Committee, 1976.

Vaddes, Dennis. The Growth of Saginaw Through Annexation and Consolidation, 1870-1890. n.p., 1971.

The Valley Voice. October 14, 1986-September 1, 1987. (Bridgeport).

Van Drie, Norine. Saga of Saginaw: The Mershons. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Vessels Built on the Saginaw. Bay City, MI: Saginaw River Marine Historical Society, 1993.

Views of Saginaw and Vicinity. [Portland, ME: L.H. Nelson, 1904].

Vitany, Margaret. Zehnder's of Frankenmuth. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Voss, Emil H. A Brief History of Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church. . . Saginaw, Michigan 1849- 1949. Saginaw, MI: [1949].

Weekly News. November 4, 1981-September 1, 1987. (Bridgeport).

Weiss, Ray. Weiss Equipment, Frankenmuth, MI. 1917-1992: 75 Years of Service to Frankenmuth Agriculture. Frankenmuth Historical Association, [1992].

Wiesler, Sister M. Timothy. History of St. Casimir School Saginaw, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Zehnder, Herman F. "Teach My People the Truth!" The Story of Frankenmuth, Michigan. [Frankenmuth, MI: 1970].

Zeilinger, Irene, editor. Frankenmuth: A Community of Charm, Tradition and Growth. [Frankenmuth, MI: 125th Anniversary Committee, 1970].

Zilwaukie, "Where the Woods Come to the Water." Zilwaukee Centennial, 1854-1954. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Publishing Co., 1954.

Zilwaukee, Michigan. Saint Matthew's Church. Centennial and Dedication, 1868-1968. [Saginaw, MI: Dossman Press, 1968].

Zolton, Joseph. Boots, Buttons, and Bows: Story of R. Granville and Son Inc. Shoe Store in Saginaw, MI. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Zorn, Lenard S. First Land Purchasers of Saginaw County, Michigan. Saginaw Genealogical Society, 1987.

Zur Goldenen Jubelferer; eine Denkschrift der Evang.-Luth. St. Johannes-Gemeinde zu Saginaw, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: Druck von F. & C. Reitter, 1902.​


Saint Clair


Basic Information

County Seat: Port Huron
Origin of Name: General Arthur St. Clair, the first Governor of the Northwest Territory but a American modification of the original name Lake St. Clare, given in 1679 by the French explorer LaSalle for the Catholic saint
Set Off: 1820
Organized: 1821
Population in 1990: 145,607

Material Available

Biographical Memoirs of St. Clair Co., Michigan. . . Logansport, IN: B.F. Bowen, 1903.

Bridging the Years: A Bicentennial Project. [Port Huron, MI: Port Huron Area Bicentennial Committee, 1977]. (Port Huron).

Burgess, Rosaline K. Fort St. Joseph in Port Huron, 1686-1688: A Study of the Early French in the Area of Port Huron. Port Huron, MI: Museum of Arts and History, 1985.

Burnell, Mary C. Bird's Eye View of Port Huron. [Port Huron, MI: Port Huron School District, 1977].

Burnell, Mary C. Blue Water Reflections: A Pictorial History of Port Huron and the St. Clair River District. Norfolk, VA: Donning Co., 1983.

Capac Attracted Fine Folks. [Capac Middle School, 6th Grade, after 1962].

Capac Weekly Argus. October 31, 1879-October 21, 1881.

Clark, Lloyd. Fort Gratiot: Frontier Defense Post Which Outlived its Usefulness. CMU Term Paper, 1966.

The Commercial. September 6, 1890-April 2, 1892. (Port Huron).

Dixon, Michael M. Life at the Flats. Detroit, MI: Mervue Publications, 1985. (St. Clair Flats).

Dutcher, Robin. Friction Over the Flats. CMU Term Paper, 1979. (Saint Clair).

Earle, Rosamonde H. A Chronicle of St. Clair. [St. Clair, MI: 1973].

Evening Commercial. February 1-October 25, 1888. (Port Huron).

Finn, A.H. Port Huron Illustrated. Coldwater, MI: J.S. Conover, 1889.

First Baptist Church of St. Clair, Michigan: 125th Anniversary 1848-1973. St. Clair, MI: Historical Committee of First Baptist Church, 1973.

Fort Gratiot Sun. December 3, 1881-October 14, 1882. (Port Huron).

Hawkins, Bruce. Sentries in the Wilderness: Soldier Life at Fort Gratiot, Michigan Territory, 1814-1821. Port Huron, MI: Museum of Arts & History, 1986.

Hillier, Charles. Marine City Shipbuilding Era. CMU Term Paper, 1971.

History of St. Clair County, Michigan, Containing an Account of its Settlement, Growth, Development and Resources. . . Chicago, IL: A.T. Andreas, 1883.

Jenks, William Lee. St. Clair County, Michigan. Its History and its People. . . Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Co., 1912. 2 Volumes.

Lake Huron Observer. April 12, 1844-July 14, 1846. (Port Huron).

McElroy, Frank. A Short History of Marine City, Michigan. [Marine City, MI: Marine City Rotary Club, 1980].

Marine City Rotary Club. River District: Bicentennial Photo Collection. Marine City, MI: The Club, [1976].

Maywar, James P. The 1926 Port Huron Saints. Port Huron, MI: J.P. Maywar, 1984.

Mitts, Dorothy M. A History of Gas Service in Port Huron, 1870-1958. Port Huron, MI: Jensen-Townsend Printing Co., 1958.

Mitts, Dorothy M. That Noble Country; The Romance of the St. Clair River Region. Philadelphia, PA: Dorrance, 1968.

Murray, Anna P.H. A Township Named Lynn. Menominee, MI: Murray, [1976].

Muskrat Tales. Spring 1981-Spring 1986; Spring 1994-Spring 1997. (St. Clair).

Port Huron Centennial Souvenir Booklet, Port Huron Centennial and Blue Water Festival, 1849-1949. [Port Huron, MI: Riverside Printing Co., 1949].

Port Huron Commercial. June 28, 1851-April 24, 1856; January 2, 1878-December 22, 1880; February 27, 1884-October 25, 1888; November 1, 1888-December 6, 1890.

Port Huron Daily Times. November 16-December 31, 1886; January 2-June 30, 1890; April 1-June 30, 1905; April 2-June 30, 1906.

Port Huron Daily Times and Saturday Evening Times. January 3-June 30, 1885; July 1-November 15, 1886.

Port Huron Labor News. January 2, 1941-November 25, 1948.

Port Huron Observer. August 2, 1845-January 19, 1846; November 16, 1846-August 4, 1849.

Port Huron Press. March 30, 1864-March 25, 1868.

Port Huron, Sarnia, and Gratiot-Point Edwards, Canada Bird's Eye View. Map, 1867.

Port Huron Sunday Tribune. October 24, 1884-January 28, 1887; September 17, 1890-July 20, 1893.

Port Huron Tribune. October 24, 1884-January 28, 1887; September 17, 1890-July 20, 1893.

Port Huron Weekly Times. January 6, 1871-December 31, 1901; July 1, 1902-December 31, 1909.

Ruger, A. Bird's Eye View of Saint Clair, St. Clair Co., Michigan 1868. [Chicago, IL:] E.S. Glover, [1868].

Saint Clair Bird's Eye View. Map, 1868.

St. Clair County Centennial. 1821-1921 Souvenir Program, July 1921. Port Huron, MI: Herald Printing Co., 1921.

The St. Clair Mineral Spring and "The Oakland". St. Clair, MI: St. Clair Mineral Spring Co., 1883.

Saint Clair Republican. January 4, 1865-December 26, 1871; January 3, 1877-December 25, 1878; January 5, 1881-March 29, 1882; January 2-December 25, 1890; January 7-May 20, 1892.

Seestedt, Katheryn. A History of Cherry Beach. n.p., 1977. (Cottrellville).

The 75th Anniversary History of the Port Huron Sulphite and Paper Company, 1888-1963. [Port Huron, MI: 1963].

Smith, George, comp. A History of Port Huron in Pictures. [Brights Grove, Ont: Smith, n.d.].

Sunday Commercial. October 5, 1873-December 30, 1877; June 16-June 23, 1878; September 1-December 29, 1878; January 1, 1883-August 24, 1890. (Port Huron).

Sunday Herald. September 26, 1885-July 11, 1902. (Port Huron).

Sunday Tribune. February 3, 1883-October 18, 1884. (Port Huron).

Taylor, Hilda A. First Land Owners of St. Clair County, Michigan. Lansing, MI: Michigan State Library, 1978.

The Town of Huron at the Foot of Lake Huron, St. Clair Co., Michigan. NY: E.B. Clayton, 1837.

Vesper, Coleeta. Memory Trail: An Early History of Kenockee. [Port Huron, MI:] Acorn Press, 1976.

Weekly Herald. July 18, 1902-December 28, 1906. (Port Huron).

Weekly Tribune. March 15, 1883-October 16, 1884. (Port Huron).

Weekly Tribune and The Commercial. July 27, 1893-June 13, 1895. (Port Huron).

Yon, Frank. History of Marysville, Michigan Up to 1919. CMU Term Paper, 1971.​


Saint Joseph

Basic Information

County Seat: Centreville
Origin of Name: Named for Saint Joseph, the patron saint of New France
Set Off: 1829
Organized: 1829
Population in 1990: 58,913

Material Available

Burr Oak; Patchwork Portrait. n.p., 1976.

Centreville Chamber of Commerce. Historical Outline of St. Joseph County Townships and Villages. Centreville, MI: 1959.

Constantine Bird's Eye View. Map, 1874.

Custard, Ella S. French Settlements in St. Joseph County. Mendon, MI: Leader Press, 1911.

Cutler, Harry G. History of St. Joseph County, Michigan. Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Co., 1911. 2 Volumes.

From a Meek Beginning: Village of Constantine, Reflections of 150 Years, Constantine, Michigan, 1828-1978, Sesquicentennial. n.p., 1978.

Hair, Robert E. Sturgis, Michigan: Its Story to 1930. Sturgis, MI: R.E. Hair, 1992.

Hair, Robert E. Sturgis, Michigan: 1930 to 1945: With a Special Section on the 1896 Roots of Sturgis City. Sturgis, MI: R.E. Hair, 1996.

History of St. Joseph County, Michigan. Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1877.

Johnson, J. Eastman. The Pioneers: Address to the Pioneers of St. Joseph County, Michigan. Constantine, MI: L.T. Hull, 1885.

McLoughlin, Aloysia. True Tales of the Pioneers. n.p., 1920.

The One Hundredth Anniversary of Constantine, 1828-1928: A Souvenir Program and History. Constantine, MI: The Constantine Advertiser Record, [1928].

Picture Story of Beautiful Three Rivers. Three Rivers, MI: Avery Press, n.d.

The Pioneer. Proceedings of and Paper Read at the Annual Meeting of the St. Joseph County Pioneer Society. . . Constantine, MI: 1882.

Portrait and Biographical Album of St. Joseph County, Michigan. Chicago, IL: Chapman Brothers, 1889.

Silliman, Sue I. St. Joseph in Homespun: A Centennial Souvenir. Three Rivers, MI: Three Rivers Publishing Co., 1931.

Sowers, Roy D.F. St. Joseph County Historical Review and Business Guide. Sturgis, MI: Lewis Print Shop, 1932.

Talk of the Towns: Stories from Southwest Michigan. St. Joseph, MI: St. Joseph Today, 1991.

Three Rivers, Michigan Historical and Pictorial City Directory. July, 1922. Coldwater, MI: Otto E, Luedders, 1922.

Wade, Albert G. My Memoirs: A Purely Personal Record of a Lifetime in the Advertising Agency Business. White Pigeon, MI: 1949. (White Pigeon).

West, Patrick. Magic Capital of the World. CMU Term Paper, 1976. (Colon).

Western Chronicle. September 29, 1849-August 19, 1859. (Centreville), and August 25, 1859-March 16, 1864. (Three Rivers).

White Pigeon. [n.p., n.d.].

Wilson, George V., editor. 100 Years: The Episcopal Church of Sturgis. Sturgis, MI: 1973.

Wyrembelski, Sharon B. A History of Hill's Opera House, Colon, Michigan, 1897-1920. M.A. Thesis, Central Michigan University, 1986.​



Basic Information

County Seat: Sandusky
Origin of Name: Sanilac, a Native American chief
Set Off: 1822
Organized: 1848
Population in 1990: 39,928

Material Available

Bell, John Dale. An Early History of Lexington, Michigan: The Building of a Small Town. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of State, 1978.

Buschlen, Karen. Brief History of the Schools and a Summary of the Superintendent of Schools Reports 1873-1877 for Sanilac County. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Carsonville Journal. January 6, 1944-December 27, 1945; November 26, 1975-September 15, 1976.

Carsonville-Port Sanilac Journal. September 15, 1976-December 30, 1981.

Carter, Elaine. Flynn Township. CMU Term Paper, 1968.

Crandell, Alger B. Thumb of Laughter. Sanilac Club of 1898, 1961.

Deckerville Recorder. January 4, 1901-December 26, 1924; January 4, 1935-December 24, 1936; January 5, 1940-December 31, 1948; November 28, 1975-July 27, 1994.

Deckerville Woman's Club. Trodden Pathways. [Written by members of the Deckerville Woman's Club. Port Huron, MI: Speedy Print], 1976.

Du Mond, Neva. Thumb Diggings; Adventures into Michigan's Thumb Area. Lexington, MI: [1962].

The Great Fire of 1881: A Collection of Stories. Caro, MI: Tuscola County Advertiser, 1981.

History of the Township and Village of Marlette, Michigan, 1854-1956. [Marlette, MI: Marlette Leader, 1956].

Howse, L.H., editor. History of Brown City, 1879-1936. n.p., 1936.

Kipp, Blanche. Social Survey of Peck. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Kjolhede, Patty. History of Deckerville: Its Beginning through the Early 1900's. CMU Term Paper, 1977.

Lincoln, James H. Fiery Trial. Ann Arbor, MI: Historical Society of Michigan, 1984.

Marlette Centennial, July 12-13-14-15, 1862-1962. [n.p., 1962].

The Marlette Leader. December 22, 1882-December 29, 1911; January 2, 1914-November 9, 1945; July 29, 1948-August 30, 1995.

Minden City Herald. September 8, 1893-December 31, 1986; November 19, 1987-October 27, 1994.

Murray, Anna Pearl. Falling Leaves: An Anthology. Brown City, MI: Maple Valley Press, 1986. (Brown City).

Norman, James F. The Episcopal Church in Lexington, Michigan: An Historical Sketch. [Lexington, MI: 1975].

Portrait and Biographical Album of Sanilac County. . . Chicago, IL: Chapman Brothers, 1884.

Raymond, Oliver. Shingle Shavers and Berry Pickers. [Port Sanilac, MI: Raymond], 1976. (Port Sanilac).

Sandusky Republican-Tribune. January 24, 1930-July 31, 1985 (early years scattered).

Sanilac County Republican. January 4, 1894-January 24, 1913 (scattered).

Sanilac Recorder. November 1, 1893-August 23, 1894. (Deckerville).

Taylor, James R. Portrait of Melvin. Mt. Pleasant, MI: Lynn's Printing Service, 1971.

Teeple, Esther L., comp. Historical Souvenir of the Minden City Centennial, 1855-1955. [Minden City Centennial Advertising Committee, 1955].

Walther, Florence H. A History of Lexington. n.p., 1934.​





Basic Information

County Seat: Manistique
Origin of Name: Henry R. Schoolcraft, Indian Agent and author
Set Off: 1843
Organized: 1871
Population in 1990: 8,302

Material Available

Anderson, Olive M. Utopia in Upper Michigan. Marquette, MI: Northern Michigan University, 1982.

Crowe, William S. Lumberjack: Inside an Era in the Manistique, Michigan Region. Manistique, MI: Senger Publishing Co., 1977.

Germfask, Michigan Centennial 1866-1966. [n.p., 1966].

Manistique Centennial Book. Manistique, MI: Manistique Centennial, Inc., 1960.

Pike, Vicki L. Germfask, Michigan: Its Pioneers and Development. CMU Term Paper, 1973.

Reimann, Lewis C. Incredible Seney. Autrain, MI: Avery Color Studios, 1982.

Schoolcraft County Co-Operative Extension Service. This is Schoolcraft County. Manistique, MI: 1962.

A Souvenir of Manistique, Michigan. Manistique, MI: Manistique Herald, n.d.​


Basic Information

County Seat: Corunna
Origin of Name: A Native American word meaning "river theat twists about," referring to a stretch of the Shiawassee River
Set off: 1822
Organized: 1837
Population in 1990: 69,770

Material Available

Art Work of Genesee and Shiawassee Counties. Chicago, IL: Parish Publishing Co., 1894.

Ball, Adele. Early History of Owosso. [Owosso, MI: Alvin M. Bentley Foundation, 1969].

Baumgras, Marylin P. Ancestorial Farms Surrounding Laingsburg. Laingsburg, MI: Sesquicentennial Committee of Laingsburg, 1988.

Bohac, Marie. Survey of the Six Mile Creek Community. CMU Term Paper, n.d. (New Haven TWP).

Burns, Bernice. History of Owosso. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Byron, Michigan Sesquicentennial, 1824-1974. Byron, MI: Historical Committee, 1973.

Centennial History of United Methodist Church Building, Laingsburg, Michigan. [Laingsburg, MI: 1973].

Che-Boc-Way-Ting: Owosso Bicentennial. [Owosso, MI: Crest, Inc., 1976].

Colby, Birdie. The Hill and Below: [The History of Laingsburg]. [Brooklyn, MI: Exponent Press, 1976].

Conn, Beatrice B. Octogon School District. CMU Term Paper, 1945. (Shiawassee Township).

Corunna Area Centennial Association. Corunna's 100, 1869-1969. [Corunna, MI: Centennial Association, 1969].

Corunna Bird's Eye View. Map, 1881.

Corunna Journal. November 3, 1887-December 28, 1905; January 3, 1907-May 29, 1913.

Corunna News. January 3, 1935-November 16, 1939; November 23, 1939-December 29, 1949.

Durand Area Bicentennial Commission Heritage Committee. Bancroft, Durand, Lennon, Vernon Heritage, 1976. Durand, MI: 1976.

Durand, its Heritage, 1887-1987. Durand, MI: P. Rearick, 1988.

Durand, Michigan: A Sketch of its Railroad Facilities, its Location and Advantages, Interesting Points for the Manufacturer, the Jobber, the Commercial Traveler, and Men of Enterprise in All Lines. Durand, MI: Durand Press 1888.

Durling, Marion W. Bancroft History. Durand, MI: Durand Express, 1977.

Echoes of Yesteryears: Shiawassee County Schools. . . 1837-1987. Shiawassee County Historical Society, 1988.

1850-1976, New Lothrop Area. [New Lothrop, MI: Bicentennial Book Committee, 1976].

Emmert, Darlene. The Indians of Shiawassee County, Michigan. Honors Thesis, Albion College, 1962.

Gay, Hazel. Industrial Survey for the City of Owosso. CMU Term Paper, 1945.

Harrelson, Helen. Owosso, Michigan, A to Z. Owosso, MI: Shiawassee County Historical Society, 1993.

Hensen, Mildred. Churches of Owosso. CMU Term Paper, 1945.

History of Shiawassee and Clinton Counties, Michigan. Philadelphia, PA: Ensign & Co., 1880.

Laingsburg Illustrated. Laingsburg, MI: Laingsburg Publishing Co., 1903.

Laney, Nancy. Gould Mansion. CMU Term Paper, 1971. (Owosso).

Leiner, Mary. Owosso Woolen Manufacturing Co. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

The Lynching at Corunna. Mt. Pleasant, MI: John Cumming, 1980.

McDevitt, Ruth. Community Survey and Analysis of Gaines. CMU Term Paper, 1952.

Nagelvoort, Bernard A. The Independent Stove Company, Later Called Renown Stove Company, and Still Later, Renown Corporation: The History of an Owosso Industry, 1906-1953. Owosso, MI: 1975.

Official Labor Day Souvenir, Owosso, Mich., September 2, 1895. Owosso, MI: Argus Publishing Co., [1895].

Owosso Bird's Eye View. Map, 1873.

Owosso, Michigan. Christ Episcopal Church Centennial, 1859-1959. [n.p., 1959].

Owosso Sesquicentennial Area Church Histories, 1836-1936. Owosso, MI: Crest, Inc., 1986.

Owosso Weekly Press. October 4, 1862-December 27, 1899.

The Past and Present, Shiawassee County, Michigan, Historically. . . Durand, MI: Shiawassee County Historical Society, 1982.

A Pleasant Centennial Journey. [Morrice, MI: Morrice Junior High School, 1977]. (Morrice).

Porter, Floyd W. Corunna Methodist Church, 1859-1959: Building Centennial, September 13, 1959. Corunna, MI: Standard, [1959].

Portrait and Biographical Album of Clinton and Shiawassee Counties, Mich., Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County. Chicago, IL: Chapman Bros., 1891.

Richardson, Edith. Owosso, Mich. CMU Term Paper, 1945.

Ross, Kathryn. Social Survey of Corunna. CMU Term Paper, 1952.

Roth, Carla. Brief History of the Community Enterprise. CMU Term Paper, 1974.

Saint Paul of Owosso, 1871-1960: An Account of the Beginning and Growth of Saint Paul Parish in the Diocese of Lansing. Owosso, MI: Garnett Printing Co., 1960.

The Salem's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Owosso, Michigan. Owosso, MI: W.H.G. Walsh, [1912].

Shadbolt, Margaret. Historical and Social Survey of Bennington, Shiawassee CO. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Shiawassee County Historical Society. Knaggs Bridge Area, Being a History of Same. . . Lansing, MI: Plane Tree Press, 1965.

Shiawassee County, Illustrated. Corunna, MI: Corunna Journal, 1905.

Shiawassee Gazette. Durand, MI: Shiawassee County Historical Society. Have: V.1 no.1 (1967)-V.4 no.4; V.5 no.2-V.24 no.2 (1983); V.24 no.4-V.38 (1997).

Souvenir. . .Owosso, Michigan. Belding, MI: Charles J. Seely, 1908.

Tyrone Revisited, 1834-1976: A Bicentennial Salute. Tyrone Historical Society, [1976].

United Methodist Church (Laingsburg, Mich.). 1971 Centennial History of United Methodist Church Building, Laingsburg, Michigan. [n.p., 1971].

VanderKarr, Wynne. Social Survey or Major Functions of Community Life in Corunna, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Woodard, Sadie G. Old Oak Openings. Okemos, MI: Plane Tree Press, 1977. (Owosso).

Zdunic, Margaret. Shiawassee County-150th Anniversary Historical Booklet-Tour Guide. Richard Harsh & Associates, 1987.​


Basic Information

County Seat: Caro
Origin of Name: A Native American word of unknown meaning
Set Off: 1840
Organized: 1850
Population in 1990: 55,498

Material Available

Ackerman, Dave D. County of Tuscola. CMU Term Paper, 1962.

Atwood, Samuel. A History of the Township of Millington, Tuscola County, Michigan. n.p., 1911.

Baguley, Irl. Indianfields Public Library. [n.p., 1975].

Bernreuter, Ludwig. Hitherto Hath the Lord Helped us: The Story of Saint Michael's Lutheran Church and the Community of Richville. [Richville, MI:] 1976.

Bifoss, Shirley. Changing Land Use in Elkland Township. CMU Term Paper, 1968.

Butts, Lynn. History of Black School. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Cass City Centennial Committee, Inc. Presents Wilderness to Wonders: Theatrical Spectacular. [n.p., 1965].

Colling, Deborah. History of Colling. CMU Term Paper, 1975.

Dalrymple, Hattie C. A Backward Look, Reminiscenses of Fostoria, Michigan. [n.p., 1967].

Fairgrove Families and Friends: A History of Fairgrove, Michigan. [Fairgrove, MI:] 1976.

Goodell, Jacqueline. Gagetown. CMU Term Paper, 1968.

Greenleaf, Eileen. History of Fairgrove. CMU Term Paper, 1968.

Grooms, Lisa. Tuscola County Advertiser: A Voice of its People. CMU Term Paper, 1975.

A History of Cass City and Elkland Township in the Thumb District of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. [Cass City, MI: Pinney State Bank, 1962].

History of Tuscola and Bay Counties, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: H.R. Page, 1883.

Kingston Enterprise. February 7, 1941-December 27, 1979.

Kingston, MI, 1857-1982. Kingston, MI: Kingston Historical Society, 1982.

Kirn, Betty I. Growth and Progress of Cass City. CMU Term Paper, 1968.

The Mayville Community Centennial Book: A History of the Area and of its Pioneer Families. Mayville, MI: Jo & Bill Langford, 1964.

Mayville Monitor. January 7, 1993-December 29, 1994.

Morgan, Elaine. History of Reese. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Phelps, Bertha B., comp. Yesteryears of Juniata, State of Michigan: Stories, Legends, and Incidents, as I Remember Them. Mayville, MI: 1983.

Phelps, Mrs. Willard. History of the Village of Mayville and the Surrounding Townships, Fremont, Dayton and Watertown. [Mayville, MI: Mayville Historical Museum], 1979.

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

Robinson, Larry D. Frontier History of Mayville. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Sayers, Harry. Whatever Became of Centreville? History of Caro, Michigan from 1852-1970. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Thompson, Maryann. Akron Township: 1852-1971. CMU Term Paper, 1971.

Tuscola County Centennial, 1835-1935 at Tuscola, Michigan, July 3-4. Vassar, MI: Tuscola County Pioneer-Times, 1935.

The Way it Was: The Publication of the Cass City Area Historical Society. V.1 no.1 (1977); V.1 no. 3 (1978)-V.4 no. 1 (1981); Fall 1980; Summer 1981-Spring 1984; Fall 1984; Winter 1985; Spring 1985- Winter 1987; Summer 1987-Fall 1987.

Wiltse, Dorr Norman. The First Hundred Years: A History of the Founding and Progress of the First Presbyterian Church of Caro. [n.p., 1978].

Wiltse, Dorr Norman. A Look in Your Own Backyard, or, Tales of Caro and Nearby Places. [Caro, MI: Wiltse], 1983.​

Van Buren

Basic Information

County Seat: Paw Paw
Origin of Name: Named for the Hon. Martin Van Buren, then Secretary of State and later President of the United States
Set Off: 1829, attached to Cass County
Organized: 1837
Population in 1990: 70,060

Material Available

Bangor Area Centennial, 1877-1977. Bangor, MI: Bangor Centennial Committee, 1977.

Benson, Toni J. The Drake's of Van Buren County, Michigan. Decatur, MI: F-Ami-Lee Pub. Co., 1991.

Bloomingdale Area Centennial. Bloomingdale, MI: The Centennial Committee, 1970.

Bloomingdale Leader. June 24, 1881-May 14, 1882; 1893-1936 (scattered).

Courier-Northern. February 13, 1920-January 7, 1921; January 5, 1923-December 25, 1925; January 14, 1927- December 25, 1964; January 6, 1967-November 15, 1968. (Paw Paw).

Covert Times. April 11, 1952-April 10, 1953.

Cramer, Richard L. A History of Paw Paw, Michigan to 1900. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Davis, Roy M. Paw Paw River Days and Nights. Hartford, MI: R.M. Davis, 1993.

Davis, Roy M. Paw Paw River Times & People. Hartford, MI: R.M. Davis, 1990.

Decatur Bird's Eye View. Map, 1875.

Decatur Independent. March 29, 1894-December 31, 1896.

Decatur Republican. August 16, 1882-March 2, 1893; January 7, 1897-December 31, 1970; January 7, 1988- December 30, 1993.

Dunbar, Willis F. How it Was in Hartford; An Affectionate Account of a Michigan Small Town in the Early Years of the Twentieth Century. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1968.

Foster, Dean. History of the Keeler M.E. Church. [Keeler, MI: The Church, 1966].

Free Press and Courier. December 23, 1915-December 28, 1916; January 2-December 25, 1919; February 5, 1920. (Paw Paw).

Haefner, Rolland, comp. A Centennial Souvenir Book of Decatur, Michigan, 1848-1948. Sponsored by the Decatur Agricultural Association, 1948.

Haefner, Rolland. Chris the Builder: A Narrative History and Genealogy of Christian G. Haefner. Decatur, MI: n.d. (Decatur).

Hartford Bird's Eye View. Map, 1875.

History of Berrien and Van Buren Counties Michigan. With. . . Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Philadelphia, PA: D.W. Ensign, 1880.

A History of Van Buren County, Michigan, 1982. Hartford, MI: Van Buren County Historical Society, 1983.

Howland, Catherine. Scrapbook History of Decatur, Michigan and Vicinity. [Decatur, MI: Bicentennial Committee], 1976. 2 Volumes.

Images of the Past. [South Haven, MI: Baars Print], 1984. (South Haven).

Paw Paw Bird's Eye View. Map, 1875.

Paw Paw Centennial, 1859-1959: A Century of Progress, a Historical and Pictorial Review of the Past Century, August 16 to 22, 1959. [Paw Paw, MI: Paw Paw Centennial Association, 1959].

Paw Paw Free Press. December 31, 1853-September 15, 1856.

Paw Paw Free Press and Courier. January 2, 1913-December 16, 1915.

Pokagon, Simon. Algonquin Legends of South Haven. Hartford, MI: C.H. Engle, [1900].

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

Rowland, O.W. A History of Van Buren County, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Co., 1912. 2 Volumes.

Sarno, Pearl. A Look at Covert's Heritage. Covert, MI: Covert Township Bicentennial Committee, 1976.

South Haven Bird's Eye View. Map, 1880.

South Haven Daily Tribune. May 1-December 31, 1970.

Stieve, Jeannette. By the Big Blue Blue Water: Post Cards of the Past from South Haven, Michigan. South Haven, MI: Stieve, 1977.

True-Northerner. January 14-December 30, 1858; January 6, 1871-January 7, 1891; February 21, 1891-February 14, 1902; February 20, 1903-December 16, 1910; February 9, 1912-January 24, 1913; February 5, 1915-January 30, 1920. (Paw Paw).

Van Buren County Historical Society Newsletter. 1958- .

Van Buren County Press. January 7, 1861-January 6, 1863; January 4-December 23, 1864; January 1-December 31, 1866; January 31-December 26, 1870.

Van Buren County Republican. June 5, 1867-August 9, 1882; March 9, 1893-May 17, 1894.​



Basic Information

County Seat: Ann Arbor
Origin of Name: The original word was "wash-ten-ong" meaning at or on the river
Set Off: 1822, attached to Wayne County
Organized: 1826, reorganized in 1829
Population in 1990: 282,937

Material Available

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Ann Arbor Scene Magazine. Have: Summer 1984-May/June 1985.

Ann Arbor-University of Michigan Bird's Eye View. Map, 1881.

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Ypsilanti "One-Five-O." [1973].​


Basic Information

County Seat: Detroit
Origin of Name: Named for General Anthony Wayne
Set Off: 1796
Organized: 1815
Population in 1990: 2,111,687

Material Available

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Applebaum, Phillip. A Tour of Jewish Detroit. Detroit, MI: Southeast Michigan Regional Ethnic Heritage Studies Center, 1975.

Aprahamian, Ashod Rhaffi. The Mayoral Politics of Detroit, 1897 through 1912. [Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms, 1974.

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Art Work of the Story of Detroit. Published in Twelve Parts. Chicago, IL: W.H. Parish, 1894.

Asher, Cash. Sacred Cows, a Story of the Recall of Mayor Bowles. [Detroit, MI:], the Author, [1931].

Baba, Marietta Lynn. Mexicans of Detroit. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University, 1979.

Baba, Marietta. Urban Development in Detroit: The "Renaissance Center" Model of Private Investment and the Problems of Unemployment. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University, 1978.

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Bak, Richard. Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars: The Negro Leagues in Detroit, 1919-1933. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1984.

Bald, Frederick C. The Algonquin Club of Detroit and Windsor. Detroit, MI: Algonquin Club of Detroit and Windsor, 1973.

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Bald, Frederick C. The Great Fire of 1805. Detroit, MI: Wayne University Press, 1951.

Balla, Philip E. Appalachia and Detroit. Thesis, University of Michigan, 1977.

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Beasley, Norman. Made in Detroit. NY: Putnam, 1957.

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Beckwell, Robert E. Hi-- Good-bye, Detroit!. Detroit, MI: Rebel Times, 1993.

Beer, William. The Riot Cop. Lapeer, MI: W.W. Beer, 1991.

Betzold, Michael. Queen of Diamonds: The Tiger Stadium Story. West Bloomfield, MI: Altwerger and Mandel Pub. Co., 1992.

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Bicknell, Catherine. Assumption Grotto Parish: 150 Years of Faith, 1832-1982. Detroit, MI: Our Lady Press, 1982. (Detroit).

Bicknell, Catherine. Breaking Bread and Mending Spirits: Detroit's Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1929-1979. Detroit, MI: Fidelity Press, 1979.

Bidlack, Russell E. The City Library of Detroit, 1817-1837; Michigan's First Public Library. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, 1955.

Bigony, Beatrice A. Migrants to the Cities: A Study of Socioeconomic Status of Native Americans in Detroit and Michigan. Thesis, University of Michigan, 1974.

Bingay, Malcolm W. Detroit is My Own Home Town. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1946.

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Boggs, Diane. The History of the Attic Theatre in Detroit, Michigan: 1975-1990. Ph.D. Thesis, Wayne State University, 1994.

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Bonk, Wallace J. Michigan's First Bookstore; A Study of the Books Sold in the Detroit Bookstore, 1817-1828. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, 1957.

Bonk, Wallace J. The Printing, Publishing, and Bookselling Activities of John P. Sheldon and His Associates in Detroit, 1817-1830. Thesis, University of Michigan, 1956.

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Builders of Better Detroit. Detroit, MI: Little Stick, 1913.

Bunn, Matthew. Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Matthew Bunn. . .: In an Expedition Against the North- Western Indians, in the Years 1791, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Batavia, NY: Adams and Thorp, 1828.

Burke, Thomas. The History of the Ford Rotunda, 1934-1962: Dearborn's Pride of the Past. Hicksville, NY: Exposition Press, 1977.

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Burton, Clarence M. "Cadillac's Village," or, "Detroit Under Cadillac." Detroit, MI: 1896.

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Burton, Clarence M. Detroit in Earlier Years. A Few Notes on Some of the Old Buildings in the City. Detroit, MI: Burton Abstract & Title Co., 1914.

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Burton, Clarence M. Early Detroit. A Sketch of Some of the Interesting Affairs of the Olden Times. Detroit, MI: Speaker-Hines Press, 1909.

Burton, Clarence M. History of Detroit, 1780-1850, Financial and Commercial. Detroit, MI: 1917.

Burton, Clarence M. History of Wayne County and the City of Detroit, Michigan. Chicago, IL: S.J. Clarke, 1930. 5 Volumes.

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Burton, Clarence M. In the Footsteps of Cadillac. Detroit, MI: Wolverine Printing Co., 1899.

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Catlin, George B. The Story of Detroit. Detroit, MI: Detroit News, 1923.

The Centennial Celebration of the Evacuation of Detroit by the British. July 11, 1796-July 11, 1896. Detroit, MI: 1896.

Chafets, Zeaev. Devil's Night: And Other True Tales of Detroit. NY: Random House, 1990.

A Child's Story of Highland Park. Prepared by the Public School of Highland Park, n.d.

Christenson, Robert S. The Halfway-East Detroit Story. n.p., 1962.

City of Detroit Fourth of July Celebration and Formal Opening of the New City Hall: Programme of Exercises. [Detroit, MI: 1871].

The City of Hamtramck. [Hamtramck, MI: Hamtramck Board of Commerce, 1966].

A City that Moves with America: Commemorating Livonia's 10th Anniversary, 1950-1960. [Livonia, MI: 10thAnniversary Committee, 1960].

Clark, Alvin C. A History of the Wayne County Infirmary, Psychiatric and General Hospital Complex at Eloise, Michigan, 1832-1982. n.p., 1982.

Clark, Rufus W. Annals of St. Paul's Church, Detroit, Michigan, 1824-1904. Detroit, MI: Houghton Jacobsen Printing, 1904.

Clarke, James Freeman. William Hull and the Surrender of Detroit: A Biographical Sketch Taken . . . from the Volume "Memorial and Biographical Sketches". Boston, MA: George H. Ellis, 1912.

Clayton, Wallace E. The Growth of a Great Museum: An Informal History of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI: 1965.

Clyde, Walt. Fordson, U.S.A.: The Greatest Industrial City of the World. Detroit, MI: Clyde Publishing Co., 1926.

Clyde, Walt. A Million Dollar Secret. Detroit, MI: Walter Schulte Co., 1927.

Colbert, L.L. The View from Detroit. 1955.

Colby, Joy H. Art and a City; A History of the Detroit Society of Arts & Crafts. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1956.

Collins, Thomas J. Saint Lawrence of Utica, 1866-1951. An Account of the Beginnings and Growth of Saint Lawrence Parish in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Detroit, MI: Gabriel Richard Press, 1951.

Collins, Thomas J. St. Mary of Redford, 1843-1949. A Modern Parish with a Pioneer Spirit. A Centennial History of the Parish. . . Detroit, MI: St. Mary of Redford, 1949.

Comin, John. John Montieth, Pioneer Presbyterian of Detroit. Detroit, MI: Historical Committee on the Presbytery of Detroit, 1951.

Compendium of History and Biography of the City of Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan. Chicago, IL: H. Taylor & Co., 1909.

Connely, Mildred M. Gabriel Richard, Man of Action. Detroit, MI: [19--].

Conot, Robert E. American Odyssey. NY: Morrow, 1974.

Conway, James E. Historic Places Around Detroit: A Guide to 330 Historic Sites in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties. Detroit, MI: Detroit Historical Society, [1977].

Cosseboom, Kathy. Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Race Against Race. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 1972.

Cox, D.E. Detroit Today: A Portrait in Color. West Bloomfield, MI: Altwerger and Mandel, 1991.

Cox, Joseph P. The Black Book. Detroit, MI: J.P. Cox, [1900].

Crandell, Alger B. Belleville the Happy Town. Belleville, MI: Belleville Committee, 1960.

Crandell, Alger B. Detroit First! And Western Made It!. Ann Arbor, MI: Braun-Brumfield, 1963.

Crathern, Alice Tarbell. In Detroit Courage was the Fashion; The Contribution of Women to the Development of Detroit from 1701 to 1951. Detroit, MI: Wayne University Press, 1953.

Crisostomo, Manny. Moving Pictures: A Look at Detroit from High Atop the People Mover. Detroit, MI: Detroit Free Press, 1987.

Croisier, Anne C. Detroit and Philadelphia: A Comparison of Black Suburbanization in Two Metropolitan Areas. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Michigan, 1993.

Cuneo, Martha. Detroit's East Side Polish Community. Detroit, MI: Southeast Michigan Regional Ethnic Heritage Studies Center, 1975.

Dahlheimer, Harry. A History of the Mechanics Education Society of America in Detroit from its Inception in 1933 Through 1937. Detroit, MI: Wayne University Press, 1951.

Dain, Floyd R. Detroit and the Westward Movement. Detroit, MI: Wayne University Press, 1951.

Dain, Floyd. Detroit: The Story of Water Transportation. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1951.

Dain, Floyd R. Every House a Frontier; Detroit's Economic Progress, 1815-1825. Detroit, MI: Wayne University Press, 1956.

Dancy, John Campbell. Sand Against the Wind; The Memoirs of John C. Dancy. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1966.

Danziger, Edmund J. Survival and Regeneration: Detroit's American Indian Community. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1991.

Davis, Donald F. Conspicuous Production: Automobiles and Elites in Detroit, 1899-1933. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1988.

Davis, Marion Morse. Catherine Ernest in Old Detroit. Asheville, NC: Inland Press, 1954.

Day, James Ingersoll. A Few of the Buildings Designed and Erected Under the Supervision of George D. Mason and Associate Architects. Detroit, MI: J.I. Day, 1909.

The Dearborn Cavalcade Souvenir Program. Dearborn, MI: Cavalcade of Dearborn, October 12 to 14, 1950.

Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammel. Defence of Gen. Henry Dearborn, Against the Attack of Gen. William Hull. Boston, MA: 1824.

Dearborn Historian. January-April 1961; October 1961; Winter/Spring 1963-Winter 1997.

Dearborn Historical Commission. The Happy Time. [A Collection of Childhood Memories by Present Dearborn Citizens. Dearborn, MI: Dearborn Historical Commission, 1954.

Dearborn Historical Commission. Saga of a Settler. Dearborn, MI: Dearborn Historical Museum, 1952.

Dearborn Historical Museum. Dearborn. Fifty Years of Progress. Dearborn, MI: Dearborn Historical Museum, 1979.

Dearborn Historical Society Quarterly. 1951- .

Democratic Free Press. May 5, 1831-April 24, 1833; January 8, 1834-December 31, 1847. (Detroit).

Derdarian, Mae M. 200 Years in the Life of Our Community: A Pictorial Essay. Detroit, MI: United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit, 1976.

Des Autels, Frederick W. The Township of Redford: Its Heritage and History. n.p., 1975.

Deskin, Donald R. Residential Mobility of Negroes in Detroit, 1837-1965. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, 1972.

Detroit. [Detroit, MI: Wolverine News Co., 193-].

Detroit. NY: New Viewpoints, 1976. (Documentary History of American Cities).

Detroit: A Chronological and Documentary History, 1701-1976. Compiled and edited by Robert I. Vexler. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana, 1977.

Detroit Advertiser and Tribune. July 10, 1862-October 13, 1877.

Detroit-All Roads will Lead to Detroit in September. Why? Bird's Eye View. Map, 1889.

Detroit: America's Most Beautiful City, Pre-Eminent as a Delightful Summer Resort, Belle Isle, an Island of Surpassing Loveliness. Detroit, MI: S.H. Knox, [19--].

Detroit and Its Waterfront Bird's Eye View. Map, 1887.

Detroit and the Pleasure Resorts of Northern Michigan. 1883.

Detroit and Vicinity, 1904. Detroit, MI: Handford Printing Co., 1904.

Detroit Architecture: AIA Guide. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1971.

The Detroit Area Economic Fact Book. 1963-1969; 1971.

Detroit, Beautiful City of the Straits. NY: S.H. Knox, [1906].

Detroit Bethany Presbyterian Church, Retrospect, Prospect. Souvenir of the New Chapel of Bethany Presbyterian Church. Detroit, MI: 1897.

Detroit Bicentennial Commission. Detroit, 1701-1976. [Detroit, MI: The Commission, 1976].

Detroit Black Heritage Tour. Detroit, MI: Southeast Michigan Regional Ethnic Heritage Studies Center, 1975.

Detroit Board of Commerce. Detroit's Business Leadership. [Detroit, MI: 1937].

Detroit Board of Education. One Hundred Years: The Story of the Detroit Public Schools, 1842-1942. Detroit, MI: The Board, 1942.

Detroit Boat Club. Detroit Boat Club, Centennial Book, 1839-1939. [Detroit, MI: Cliff Waner, 1940].

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Detroit Club of Printing House Craftsmen. 25 years of Craftsmanship; Celebrated March 16, 1946, Hotel Statler. Detroit, MI: 1946.

Detroit Convention and Business Men's League. Detroit, the Convention City. Detroit, MI: [1898].

Detroit Daily Advertiser. September 9, 1839-May 11, 1841; August 14, 1857-May 7, 1858; November 3, 1858- July 7, 1862. (Have: August 29, 1839-September 5, 1839 under Detroit Advertiser).

Detroit Daily Post. July 1, 1870-October 31, 1877.

Detroit Daily Tribune. January 5, 1860-July 7, 1862.

Detroit 1806 to 1925. [Detroit, MI:] People's Outfitting Co., [1925].

Detroit 88: [the City Comes Back. . .] Detroit, MI: 1987.

The Detroiter. Detroit, MI: Board of Commerce, 1903- .

Detroit Fire Historical Record, 1825-1977. Marceline, MD: Welsworth Pub. Co., [1977].

Detroit First Baptist Church. 125th Years, 1827-1952. [Detroit, MI: 1952].

Detroit Fort Street Presbyterian Church. Dedication of the Michigan State Historical Marker. . . November 23, 1975. Detroit, MI: Fort Street Presbyterian Church, 1975.

Detroit Free Press (daily edition). January 1, 1848-December 31, 1899.

Detroit Free Press (weekly edition: London, England). July 16, 1881-April 1, 1899.

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Basic Information

County Seat: Cadillac
Origin of Name: County Wexford, Ireland
Set Off: 1840 as Kautawebet County. Renamed Wexford in 1843
Organized: 1869
Population in 1990: 26,360

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