Historic Leelanau Book Signing
Sunday May 26 at 1:00 p.m. at Cottage Book Shop
Historic Leelanau: Recognized Sites and Places of Historical Significance
By M. Christine Byron & Thomas R. Wilson
Leelanau Press. $20.00
Leelanau County has a rich and diverse history, with 42 public and privately-owned sites and places, recognized in the Michigan Register of Historic Sites and/or in the Federal Register of Historic Places. These significant sites include maritime, logging and lumbering industries, farming and orchards, transportation, religion, education, resorts and cottages, and local businesses. Native Americans and immigrants contributed to the development and growth of the county. Both residents and visitors alike will come to appreciate their sacrifices required during the early years of life in the county. Tourism, now a major economic force, is enriched by the recognition of these historic sites. Learn the stories behind places you have driven by and wondered about.