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Images in Time

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library has crafted this remarkable collection documenting the history and culture of Toledo, along with sections of northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan. Many of the Toledo photographs depict the downtown area, although a large number of famous industries from the region (such as Jeep and Libbey Glass) are also represented. Visitors can also browse around by...
Michigan County Histories and Atlases

How does one tell the story of a county? It's a tough task, but the staff members at the University of Michigan's Library system worked with a range of partners (including the Michigan Council of Library Directors) to make these county histories widely accessible. On this site, visitors can look over 428 digitized titles that tell the history of the Wolverine State. Interested parties can perform...
Michigan Historic Sites Online

How does a state tell others about its history? Through a careful preservation of a historic church? Or an old factory? There are a number of ways to do this and the Michigan Historic Sites Online website provides information on over 3,500 historic sites throughout the Wolverine State. First-time visitors can use the Find Historic Sites tab to get started or perform a variety of detailed searches....
Michigan's Copper Country in Photographs

Copper production has gone on around Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula for over 3,000 years. Native Americans first engaged in the practice these many millennia ago, and by the 1840s, there were mineral rushes going on in the area. Many thousands of people came in search of copper, and by 1985, over 14 billion pounds of copper were produced from the region. This remarkable digital collection crafted...