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Michigan History Books


Michigan local and regional history books feature vintage images of small towns and downtowns across the state. Each title celebrates the unique cultures and traditions of the 'The Great Lakes State' through historical images and descriptive captions.

From the industrious city of Detroit and its historic drinking establishments and infamous Purple Gang, to Grand Rapids Furniture City, the grand stands of the Michigan State Fair, Hudson's legendary department store, the picturesque Mackinac bridge and island, the towns of Grand Haven, Grosse Ile, Ann Arbor, Marshall, and more, each book features stunning vintage images revealing the unique people, places, and events that make up the history of the great state of Michigan.


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20th-Century Retailing in Downtown Detroit
20th-Century Retailing in Downtown Detroit

$21.99 Backordered
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
As Detroit developed northward from the riverfront, Woodward Avenue became a mecca for retail, restaurants, and services. The 1870s and 1880 ...
Images of America Backordered $21.99 9780738561905
Adrian
Adrian

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Like many of the early settlers to the Michigan territory, enticed by the promise of cheap land, Addison Comstock purchased 640 acres along ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738582825
Albion
Albion

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Postcard History
Albion was settled in the 1830s at “The Forks” of the Kalamazoo River in Calhoun County. It is home to Albion College, founded in 1835, and ...
Postcard History Available $21.99 9781467110822
Albion in the Twentieth Century
Albion in the Twentieth Century

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
The Albion Malleable Iron Company was the major influence in bringing hundreds of workers from eastern and southern Europe, and from souther ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738519814
Allegan
Allegan

$19.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
During the summer of 1834, a group of eastern land investors set its sights on newly platted land at the “great bend” in the Kalamazoo River ...
Images of America Available $19.99 9780738550732
Allen Park
Allen Park

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Allen Park’s history begins when Native Americans hunted, fished, and paddled their canoes along the banks of Ecorse Creek. The French were ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738551098
Alma
Alma

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Ralph Ely, founder of Alma, selected 10 acres of old forest on the bank of the Pine River in 1853. In this central-Michigan wilderness, he b ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738561257
Alpine Township
Alpine Township

$19.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Alpine Township’s roots are in harvesting. Native Americans harvested cranberries near a lake by the same name, Cranberry Lake. After loggin ...
Images of America Available $19.99 9780738551043
Ann Arbor in the 19th Century: A Photographic History
Ann Arbor in the 19th Century: A Photographic History

$21.99 Reprinting
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Ann Arbor has never been a typical college town, typical industrial town, or typical agricultural center. The city was founded in 1824 by J ...
Images of America Reprinting $21.99 9780738519227
Ann Arbor in the 20th Century: A Photographic History
Ann Arbor in the 20th Century: A Photographic History

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Ann Arbor began the 20th century as a modest manufacturing and farm trading center with a small co-existing university community. By the end ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738520100
Another Ann Arbor
Another Ann Arbor

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Black America
The black community in the Ann Arbor area includes Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Second Baptist Church, Brown Chapel, the Ann A ...
Black America Available $21.99 9780738540528
Arab Americans in Metro Detroit A Pictorial History
Arab Americans in Metro Detroit A Pictorial History

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Arab Americans have been an integral part of Detroit's history since the 1880s. Early Arab immigrants worked as peddlers, grocers, and unski ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738519234
Arch Diocese of Detroit
Arch Diocese of Detroit

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Originating with the first French settlers who landed on the banks of the Detroit River in 1701, the Catholic Church has evolved into one of ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738507972
Art Deco in Detroit
Art Deco in Detroit

$21.99 Backordered
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Since the 1920s, Art Deco, or "The Modern Style," has delighted people with its innovative use of materials and designs that capture the spi ...
Images of America Backordered $21.99 9780738532288
Baseball at the University of Michigan
Baseball at the University of Michigan

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of Baseball
Baseball at the University of Michigan has had a long and rich tradition. Base ball, to use the contemporary vernacular, began as a club spo ...
Images of Baseball Available $21.99 9780738532219
Baseball In Detroit 1886-1968
Baseball In Detroit 1886-1968

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Covering over 80 years of America’s favorite pastime, Baseball in Detroit 1886–1968 takes fans back to the glory days of Ty Cobb in the earl ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738589923
Battle Creek
Battle Creek

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
In 1825, two government surveyors platting the southwest Michigan territory engaged in a small skirmish with two Native Americans. With a hu ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738533056
Battle Creek
Battle Creek

$19.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Then and Now
In 1825, the opening of the Erie Canal triggered a migration of pioneer families from America’s East Coast to the Michigan territory. By 183 ...
Then and Now Available $19.99 9780738539768
Battle Creek
Battle Creek

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Postcard History
Founded in 1831, Battle Creek has transformed itself with a rapidly changing world-from agrarian milling community to manufacturing center t ...
Postcard History Available $21.99 9780738577241
Battle Creek
Battle Creek

$22.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of Modern America
In the 1960s, Battle Creek was a successful industrial town known around the world as the “Cereal City” due to the area’s largest employers, ...
Images of Modern America Available $22.99 9781467111577
Bay City
Bay City

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Then and Now
In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville described the Saginaw Valley as the “far west” of our growing nation, predicting that its impenetrable forest ...
Then and Now Available $21.99 9780738533315
Bay City and Beyond in Vintage Postcards
Bay City and Beyond in Vintage Postcards

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Postcard History
Throughout its history, the Bay City area has been a fascinating place to explore. Its early 20th century role as a lumber and shipping cent ...
Postcard History Available $21.99 9780738523484
Bay City in Vintage Postcards: 1900-1940
Bay City in Vintage Postcards: 1900-1940

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Postcard History
At the beginning of the 20th century, Bay City was the third biggest city in Michigan, after Detroit and Grand Rapids. Lumber and sawmills w ...
Postcard History Available $21.99 9780738519739
Bay View
Bay View

$21.99 Not Yet Published
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Bay View is a jewel box of a Northern Michigan Chautauqua community along the shores of Little Traverse Bay, southwest of the Mackinac Bridg ...
Images of America Not Yet Published $21.99 9781467111669
Bedford Township
Bedford Township

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Located in southeast Michigan, Bedford Township is Toledo, Ohio’s largest suburb. It has been widely recognized as the garden spot of Monroe ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738534213
Belding
Belding

$21.99
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Belding is located in the northwest corner of Ionia County along the Flat River. The land was first settled by Charles Broas in 1837 and bec ...
Images of America $21.99 9781467112048
Bellaire
Bellaire

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Typically a village begins when individuals and families decide to settle in a place, build homes, stores, and other buildings for their com ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738560359
Berkley
Berkley

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Once a forbidding area of swamps and forests, Berkley was uninhabited until the early 19th century. In 1924, the Detroit News disparaged the ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738599755
Berrien County Postcards
Berrien County Postcards

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Postcard History
As one of the earliest developed areas of the state of Michigan, Berrien County has a rich history that appeals to the locals as well as the ...
Postcard History Available $21.99 9780738507712
Birmingham
Birmingham

$19.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Long before it became a premier residential community and a social, cultural, and commercial center, Birmingham was a pioneer village in sea ...
Images of America Available $19.99 9780738550725
Black Baseball in Detroit
Black Baseball in Detroit

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Black America
When the Negro National League was formed in Kansas City in 1920, a new chapter in sports history, indeed in American history, began to be w ...
Black America Available $21.99 9780738507071
Blissfield
Blissfield

$21.99 Not Yet Published
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
In 1824, Hervey Bliss, who according to Duane DeLoach’s Blissfield’s First 150 Years stood “about five feet, three inches tall, with a somew ...
Images of America Not Yet Published $21.99 9781467111676
Branch County
Branch County

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Branch County, home to the historic communities of Bronson, Union City, Quincy, Coldwater, and Sherwood, was named for John Branch, Presiden ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738539645
Cadillac: Vintage Postcard Memories
Cadillac: Vintage Postcard Memories

$21.99 Backordered
state: Michigan
series: Postcard History
Embark upon a journey back in time to both memorable and forgotten scenes of Cadillac from the early 1900s to the 1950s. Enjoy a casual stro ...
Postcard History Backordered $21.99 9780738520032
Canton Township
Canton Township

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Canton Township, which took its name from the city in China to distinguish itself from other early American communities, has a rich agricult ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738540986
Caro Area
Caro Area

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
In the beginning, the Caro area was part of the vast forests that covered Michigan. It was home to the Chippewa Indians, among others; but ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738583624
Catholic Churches of Detroit
Catholic Churches of Detroit

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Detroit was once known as the City of Churches. From a primitive log chapel on the banks of the Detroit River three centuries ago to the con ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738532356
Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Campus History
From a humble 1892 beginning upstairs over a downtown store in the village of Mount Pleasant to the fourth-largest university in the state, ...
Campus History Available $21.99 9780738550701
Cheboygan
Cheboygan

$19.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Postcard History
In the fall of 1844, an entrepreneur named Alexander McLeod made his way up a shallow river in far northern Michigan with the idea of buildi ...
Postcard History Available $19.99 9780738552200
Chesterfield Township
Chesterfield Township

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
The first French explorers and missionaries came to the area that would later be known as Chesterfield Township around 1611, naming the domi ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738578033
Chevrolet: 1911-1960
Chevrolet: 1911-1960

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
The Chevrolet car and truck business traces its roots back to Michigan’s lumber industry in the middle of the 19th century. Lumber mills gav ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738593944
Chevrolet: 1960-2012
Chevrolet: 1960-2012

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Images of America: Chevrolet: 1960–2012 is the second of a two-volume photographic history of Chevrolet, one of the world’s best-known autom ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738590905
Chrysler Heritage: A Photographic History
Chrysler Heritage: A Photographic History

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of Motoring
Founded in 1924 by one-time railroad mechanic Walter P. Chrysler, Chrysler the car actually preceded Chrysler the corporation. With roots en ...
Images of Motoring Available $21.99 9780738507798
Clare: 1865 - 1940
Clare: 1865 - 1940

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Mid-Michigan was an untamable wilderness, good only for trappers and Native Americans until America’s population exploded and the demand for ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738591728
Clawson
Clawson

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
Located in southeast Oakland County, the area now known as Clawson was first settled in the 1820s. Farming was the primary industry during t ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738533063
Coldwater
Coldwater

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
The Coldwater area was first settled on the historic Sauk Trail in the 1830s. Coldwater became a village in 1837, and after the arrival of t ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738533254
Copper Country Rail
Copper Country Rail

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of Rail
From the railroads’ beginnings in the early 1870s to the complex rail network of the 1900s, the advance and decline of the copper industry i ...
Images of Rail Available $21.99 9780738550589
Copper Country Streetcars
Copper Country Streetcars

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of Rail
During the early 1900s, copper mining was at its peak in the “Copper Country” of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Numerous communities sprang up ...
Images of Rail Available $21.99 9780738599861
Cruisin' the Original Woodward Avenue
Cruisin' the Original Woodward Avenue

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
In the 1950s, cruising swept the nation. American street became impromptu racetracks as soon as the police turned their backs. Young people ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738540450
Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Images of America
About nine miles long and two miles wide, Crystal Lake has been a recreational center in northwest Michigan for over 100 years. However, res ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738561769

 
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