Michigan Lumbering Days and Camp Life

  “Michigan’s Lumbering Days and Camp Life” Two hundred years ago, the early pioneers of the Michigan territory wrote about the majestic forests, the tall white pines, and the great oaks. Our lecture series on the history of lumbering in Michigan covers the first settlements and earliest forms of lumber harvesting. We use an historic outline to progress from hand hewn logs to finished lumber…from water powered mills to the 1883 steam engines which powered most of the sawmills throughout lowe...
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Orphan Train in Michigan

"Did you know that 12,500 orphans from New York City and the Boston area were placed in Michigan from 1854 to 1927? Al and David Eicher, research historians and television producers, spent a year and a half in research and gathering photographs about the Orphan Train Riders in Michigan. They have produced a lecture about this event in Michigan's history, depicting in great detail the selection process and being an Orphan Train Rider." Reese Unity District Library will be hosting this lectur...
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