Tales of Michigan
by Constance M. Jerlecki


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Tales of Michigan is a collection of fifteen stories from across the "Great Lakes State." Chosen to give the reader an insight into Michigan's rich and varied historical heritage, each of these tales relates a different aspect of the state's past. Among others, stories in this book include: The life of George N. Smith, a pioneering missionary, who, along with his family, endured years of hardship living with the Native Americans. A man with a common name, but an uncommon life. The story of Detroit's once proud status as "Stove Capital of the World." The fiery head-on collision of two passenger trains at Battle Creek caused when one of the crews ignored their instructions. The tale of William Bryce, a Union soldier that returned home following the Civil War only to succumb to injuries resulting from his experiences as a prisoner of the Confederacy. The struggle to build a bridge across the Straits of Mackinac that lasted nearly seventy-five years before the Mackinac Bridge was finally completed. A freighter's crew that entered into a life-and-death struggle with the Storm of 1913, the most destructive storm to strike the Great Lakes in modern history.

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Overview
Tales of Michigan is a collection of fifteen stories from across the "Great Lakes State." Chosen to give the reader an insight into Michigan's rich and varied historical heritage, each of these tales relates a different aspect of the state's past. Among others, stories in this book include: The life of George N. Smith, a pioneering missionary, who, along with his family, endured years of hardship living with the Native Americans. A man with a common name, but an uncommon life. The story of Detroit's once proud status as "Stove Capital of the World." The fiery head-on collision of two passenger trains at Battle Creek caused when one of the crews ignored their instructions. The tale of William Bryce, a Union soldier that returned home following the Civil War only to succumb to injuries resulting from his experiences as a prisoner of the Confederacy. The struggle to build a bridge across the Straits of Mackinac that lasted nearly seventy-five years before the Mackinac Bridge was finally completed. A freighter's crew that entered into a life-and-death struggle with the Storm of 1913, the most destructive storm to strike the Great Lakes in modern history.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781939150004
  • ISBN-10: 1939150000
  • Publisher: Inland Expressions
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 162
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.35 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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Books > History > United States - State & Local - Midwest(IA,IL,IN,KS,MI,MN,MO

 
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