It Happened in Michigan: Stories of Events and People That Shaped Great Lakes State History
ISBN: 1493039458
EAN13: 9781493039456
Language: English
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

It Happened in Michigan: Stories of Events and People That Shaped Great Lakes State History

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True Tales from the Great Lakes State's Past-from the pageant of the Sault to a World Series that healed wounds Michigan is one-of-a-kind. America's only two-part state, with dual peninsulas, it has been host to a medley of cultures. And, while these cultures have not always coexisted peacefully, Michigan has conquered its brushes with adversity to reunite stronger than ever. It Happened in Michigan goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Great Lakes State.
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From the Back Cover Reading line: Extraordinary events and notable characters from Michigan's past From the first ship to sail the Great Lakes to one down-and-out football team's incredible comeback, It Happened in Michigan looks at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the Great Lakes State. Uncover the unorthodox adoption process that led thousands of homeless children to seek a second chance at life with complete strangers. Read about the grueling, sometimes life-threatening work and incredible ingenuity required to construct the first two operational locks on the St. Mary's River. Relive the bizarre coronation and equally eccentric reign of Beaver Island's self-proclaimed King of the Kingdom of God on Earth. Colleen Burcar has worked as a reporter and news anchor in radio, television, and newspapers for many years in the Detroit area. She is the author of Michigan Curiosities and You Know You're in Michigan When . . ., and proudly continues her life-long Michigan residence in Bloomfield Hills with her husband, Bryan Becker.

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