Lake Orion

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Orion Township, established in 1835, became a prosperousagrarian and resort community by the beginning of the 20thcentury. The village of Lake Orion developed as the center of commerce for township residents and a summer community of tourists and revivalists. Passenger boats and an amusement park popularized Lake Orion as a vacation destination with hotels and summer cottages. Suburban development has since transformed the landscape, but township signposts proudly display a vestige of the past: "Orion Township, where living is a vacation."
ISBN: 9780738539560
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
James E. Ingram lives on Lake Orion and is a fifth-generation resident of the township. He authors “Time Tracs,” a history column in the Lake Orion Review and presents local history programs. Lori Grove is a native of Detroit and grew up with a cottage on Lake Orion. She conducted “The Lakeside Cottage: A Study of Cottage Architecture and Culture on Lake Orion” held at the Orion Township Library.
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