Ecorse Michigan: A Brief History

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Ecorse, the oldest downriver community, was the site of many critical battles from the French and Indian War through the War of 1812 as French and English settlers forged new homes in the Michigan wilderness. By 1827, the scattering of settlers had developed into a small community, and the township of Ecorse was formed. During the Prohibition era, the peaceful riverfront was transformed into hideouts for rumrunners and other nefarious lawbreakers. From a prosperous shipbuilding industry to a championship rowing club and the Detroit River runs made by the Bob-Lo boats, Ecorse's maritime history is one that continues to engage residents and impel the community forward.
ISBN: 9781596298033
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Michigan
Series: Brief History
Images: 90
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Kathy Covert Warnes was born and raised in Ecorse, Michigan. She didn't get to college until she was in her thirties, because she was busy trying to earn a living and raise her daughter by herself, but eventually went on to earn her Ph.D. in History in 2006, and has just completed a three year visiting professorship in History at Grand Valley State University. Her current projects include a recently completed biography of Rachel Jackson, four children's books, and a novel about the Great Lakes.
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