New Baltimore

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Overview
The city of New Baltimore is a waterfront community that has evolved from an early manufacturing and shipping community to one with resort ships bringing tourists to visit world-class hotels, as well as being the epicenter of an interurban railroad system between Port Huron and Detroit and, in modern times, a friendly waterfront community. The area post office was established in 1851 and called Ashleyville for founder Alfred Ashley. In 1867, New Baltimore officially became a village, and it soon prospered and grew. The village became a city in 1931 and annexed land from St. Clair County, which meant leaving the governing authority of Chesterfield Township.
Details
ISBN: 9780738599847
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Michigan
Series: Images of America
Images: 182
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Richard Gonyeau, a local historian for over 30 years, has a master's degree in history from Eastern Michigan University and was a recipient of the Alexander Macomb Award and named Citizen of the Year for New Baltimore. Robert Mack, a member of the New Baltimore Historical Society for over 30 years, won its Award of Merit as well as the Citizen of the Year distinction for New Baltimore. Alan Naldrett, author of Images of America: Chesterfield Township and academic librarian at Baker College, has a master's degree in library and information science, as well as a graduate archivist certificate.