Bay City 1900-1940 in Vintage Postcards

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At the beginning of the 20th century, Bay City was the third biggest city in Michigan, after Detroit and Grand Rapids. Lumber and sawmills were a big part of that success. The wealth amassed by its lumber barons built a vibrant downtown and mansions along its main streets. Add industry, shipping, sugar beets, schools, and churches to the mix, and you have the pictures in this book. These postcards show you how Bay City looked at its peak in the very early 1900s until about 1940-a time when people were glad they had reached their destinations and happy to send a postcard when they arrived.
ISBN: 9780738519739
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Leon Katzinger has been married for 34 years, with two grown sons. He has collected Bay City postcards for more than 30 years. With his collection and cards from several friends, he helps recreate a bygone era. He is the principal of Auburn Elementary School and a past president of the Bay County Historical Society.
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