News from the Historian's Office
Author: Doris Milliman
The collection of reference books in the Historian's Office has recently added the book Great pages of Michigan History from the Detroit Free Press, published by Wayne State University, 1987.
As the preface states: “It is not a textbook history. It is meant to be a scrapbook that pulls together reports of important events, such as Elections and Wars and more subtle events such as Furniture Sales and Movie Openings”. It is really glimpses into the past that show what life was like for our Ancestors. The first page is dated September 27, 1832 and the last page bears the date April 15, 1986.
It is a fascinating collection of News stories and you are welcome to come and read it.
Another newly acquired piece is a copy of the notes of the Survey of the Territorial Road, commencing at Timothy Sheloons in Wayne County at the 22 1/2 Mile Road Post of the Chicago Road.
Territorial Road traverses the State from Sheldon on the East to the mouth of the St. Joseph River in Berrian County of the West.
We are always interested in Family Histories to add to our collection and welcome records from family Bibles.
Speaking of Bibles, does anyone know the whereabout of a Clark Family Bible? The Clark Family lived in Superior Township.
Please let us know if you have any information about it.