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By Shannon McRae

ISBN-10: 0738541249

ISBN-13: 9780738541242

ISBN-10: 1531624863

ISBN-13: 9781531624866

among 1860 and 1900, a few say, Michigan lumber made extra fortunes than California gold. lots of these fortunes have been made in Manistee. domestic to hardworking, self-made millionaires, Manistee additionally grew to become a thriving cultural middle, with stylish structure, theatrical performances, and highbrow societies that debated the problems of the day. Steamers and schooners introduced travelers throughout Lake Michigan to walk the grand streets, chill out at the shores of Onekama's Portage aspect hotel, or attend the most recent play on the Ramsdell Theater. Manistee County additionally provided possibilities for America's most modern immigrants. Drawn by means of the promise of land and financial chance, the recent arrivals tested groups within the urban and surrounding townships. For a few of these settlers, reminiscent of the Finns who based Kaleva or the small spiritual neighborhood of Brethren, Manistee County held the promise of utopia. whilst the lumber period ended, Manistee County reinvented itself, changing sawmills and lumberyards with salt wells, hydroelectric dams, and gear crops. because it persisted to attract travelers from around the lake and alongside newly outfitted roads, Manistee County entered the trendy age with a colourful destiny to compare its interesting history.

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