Madison Heights

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Madison Heights is known as the "City of Progress," with high levels of community spirit and volunteerism. Incorporated as a city on January 17, 1955, the area grew from contiguous, productive farmlands in the mid-1800s. Pioneering families such as Kendall and Lamphere contributed portions of their land for one-room schools. Later, mom-and-pop stores, automobile services, and taverns gave rise to the first businesses. The area, then known as Royal Oak Township, saw major growth following World War II, when many residents were employed by the auto industry. With a population expanding to over 40,000, the area offered a wide range of homes, senior housing, three quality school districts, and a variety of recreational, sports, and church opportunities for community involvement through numerous organizations. Emphasis has shifted from auto manufacturing to light industrial, medical, and technology companies. Madison Heights is a city of "hometown" warmth, and all of these qualities are illustrated through photographs and personal recollections in Images of America: Madison Heights.
ISBN: 9781467110921
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Images of America
Images: 214
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Margene A. Scott is a 42-year Madison Heights resident, lifelong photographer, and city councilwoman since 1993. Roslyn F. Yerman has been an employee of the Madison Heights Public Library for over 26 years, first as head reference librarian for eight years and currently as library director since 1995.
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