Saginaw: Labor and Leisure

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Saginaw boasts a rich and colorful history. After the early explorers and small Native American villages came the lumbermen, shanty boys, and a bustling commercial center. Later the coal, salt, and sugar beet industries replaced lumbering in the economy. Many of Saginaw's businesses were known worldwide and are still important after more than 100 years. Saginaw was home to a bevy of famous and infamous characters. Among the early ruffians were Fabian Fournier (Saginaw's Paul Bunyan), Silver Jack Driscoll, and the Opera House Rogue, Warren Bordwell. Saginaw's more illustrious residents include "King Clothier," Little Jake Seligman, educator Alice Freeman Palmer, boxer George "Kid" Lavigne, and many others. Many of the postcards in this book represent the businesses and personalities that made Saginaw's distinctive character what it is today.
ISBN: 9780738540436
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Roberta Morey is a lifelong Saginaw resident. She is a graduate of Saginaw schools, Michigan State University, and Saginaw Valley State University. She is retired after working as an elementary educator for 30 years. Morey is an enthusiastic collector of Saginaw postcards and memorabilia. She and her husband of 47 years have three children and five grandchildren.
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