Pioneering Michigan provides a nostalgic look at Michigan's early settlers before and after statehood. This collective biographical portrait uses journals, letters, family diaries, and photographs to give a personal touch to history. Freedman, A Detroit News reporter, went to great lengths to have these stories told in the pioneer's own words. He scoured libraries, history bureaus, and museums to find interesting tales of adventure and exploration throughout the land. Most of the pioneers are not famous, you will find only a few of the people portrayed in this book in standard history texts. Instead, their legacies live on through family tradition, local churches, farms, and tombstone inscriptions. This book reveals the true forces of Michigan, it's people. It reveals not the governmental, institutional, and economic factors but the human factor. From log cabins to railroads, you'll follow the evolution of Michigan and its citizens. Today, Michigan remains a beautiful tourist state, continually drawing visitors from near and far to discover its bountiful lands, the lands made possible by these pilgrims. This book is a tribute to them.
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Book Description Northmont Pub Inc, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111878005235