Petoskey in Vintage Postcards

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Historic Petoskey and the greater Little Traverse Bay area possess a wealth of natural and cultural gifts. The region’s virgin forests, crystal clear waters, and powerful Native American heritage inspired Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to write “The Song of Hiawatha.” Its plentiful wildlife and peaceful natural settings provided Ernest Hemingway with his early hunting and fishing experiences. Abundant natural resources set the stage for industries like the fur trade, lumbering, shipping, and limestone quarrying. Petoskey’s ideal location on the picturesque bay has attracted visitors and adventurers since the 1870s. In this unique volume, author C.S. Wright explores the many legacies of the Petoskey area, from the native tribes that first protected the land through the eras of industry, transportation, and tourism. A rare collection of historic postcards illustrates Petoskey’s rich history, providing immaculate images of pastoral scenes, industrial achievements, striking architecture, and community development.
ISBN: 9780738532608
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
C.S. Wright is a writer and editor whose family hails from the Grand Traverse Bay area. He has earned degrees from Western Michigan University and Northwestern Michigan College, and is the author of Traverse City in Vintage Postcards, also published by Arcadia.
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