Historic Tales of Macomb County

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Macomb County has a long and storied history full of vibrant and driven characters. Bernard Trinity of Chesterfield Township launched a neighborhood library in his own home. The Weiss family from Clinton Township grew award-winning roses and relocated families from Japanese internment camps during World War II. Colorful politicians like Tom Welsh in St. Clair Shores and Richard Notte in Sterling Heights earned their place in local lore. A shy, unassuming Memphis art teacher turned out to be the infamous multiple personality patient Sybil. There’s true crime, too, including the attempted murder of a prominent Utica doctor in 1872 and the shooting of Richmond native Gilbert “Square Deal” Miller’s grandson in 1961. Author Barb Pert Templeton collects two hundred years of Macomb County heritage.
ISBN: 9781467145251
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Michigan
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 67
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A local weekly newspaper in Macomb County gave Barb Pert Templeton her start as a professional journalist. Bylines in the Detroit Free Press, the Observer and Eccentric Newspapers and several national publications followed, along with articles for Metro Parent and Macomb Now magazines. But it was telling the stories from the local small towns via The Voice and its sister paper, the Macomb Daily, that captured her attention. Sharing a closer look at the personalities of the county she grew up in has been interesting and exciting, as she strives to find that story from the past that has been overlooked up to now.
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