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When Main Street Was a Path Among the Stumps. Compiled,
edited and written by Sally Eustice Humphrey, 240 pages, 8.5"x11", hardcover. Published by The
Historical Society of Cheboygan County, Inc. First volume of The Cheboygan County
This book covers the early history of Cheboygan. Chapters include histories of Cheboygan's founding families, Duncan City, the
early fishing industry, the lighthouses of Cheboygan County, Cheboygan and the Civil War, the
Black River settlement, the Cheboygan Tannery, and early medical care. The book is richly illustrated throughout with some never-before-seen
Individual chapter authors include Sally Eustice Humphrey, Phil Porter, Ellis
Olson, Dale France, Terry Pepper, and Stuart Ross Bell, II.
$35.00 hardcover only
Aloha & Aloah: Then and
Now. Edited by Audrey Casari, Phyllis Fenton and
Lois Olson, approx 245 pages. 8.5"x11", softcover. Published by the Aloha Historical Society, Inc.,
A story of the early history of Aloha Township,
book describes the area before its organization into a township in 1908. It
included descriptions of the farms, homesteaders and early settlers, its roads, and
utilities, schools, and the development of the Aloha State Park. Pictures throughout
accompany the text written by descendents of the early families.
All Aboard The Boat's Leaving: Touring Historic Cheboygan and Northern
Michigan's Inland Water Route on the Boats Ida L and Ida L II of 100 Years
Ago. By Mary Davis Liebner, 240 pages. 8.5" x
11". Softcover. Privately published in 2008.
A tour of the famous Inland Waterway from Cheboygan to
using contemporary newspaper clippings from Cheboygan newpapers from 1911
to 1916. Contains many never-before published photographs.
Images of America: The Inland Water Route. By Matthew
J. Friday. 128 pages. Approx 6.5" x 9.5". Softcover. Published by Arcadia Publishing,
From its humble beginnings as a trading route for Native Americans, the Inland
Waterway has become a popular excursion route into the tip of MIchigan's lower
waterway is a series of interconnected rivers and lakes extending from Cheboygan to
book is filled with photographs of the waterways early
— Local Author
Among the Sturdy Pioneer: The Birth of the Cheboygan Area as a Lumbering Community,
1789-1935. By Matthew J. Friday, 162 pages, approx 6.5" x 9.5". Paperback, Trafford
In the mid-nineteenth century, the call wen our from a remote
northern Michigan settlement to come north an be part of booming industry. Crafted from the
very heart of the majesty of the Straits of Mackinac, a small community of lumbermen sprand up
among ideally located natural features. In the heart of forest of "green gold", Cheboygan and
nearby Duncan City quickly grew to be one of the most important lumbering communities in the State
$20.00 paperback — Local Author
Postcard History of America: Cheboygan. By Matthew J. Friday, 128 pages,
approx. 6.5" x 9.5". Paperback, Arcadia Publishing, 2008.
This collection of postcard images of Cheboygan and the
surrounding area highlights the birth of the city and its growth from boomtown to vacation
$19.99 paperback — Local
Wood Butchers of the North with Cheboygan
Logmarks. By Ellis Olson. 40
pages. 6"x8". Softcover. Privately published. 1971. Second Edition
"The inventive lumberjack seemed to prefer nicknames to proper terms,
especially the catchy phrases that he had created. He called
carpenters 'wood butchers', the camp cook, 'cookie' and his duffle bag his 'turkey'". This book
is brief look at the lumbering industry of the Cheboygan area in the late
1800s. Written by one of Cheboygan's local historians, the book also contains
illustrations of the many log marks used by the lumbermen.
$6.00 paperback — Local Author
The Centennial History of Cheboygan
County and Village: Organization of the County, Townships and Village, Early History,
Settlements, Improvements, Present Business, Valuable Statistical Tables, Advertisements.
Supplement. Descriptive of Mackinac Island. By Rev. W.H. Ware. Approx 158
pages. 5.5"x8.5". Softcover. Published by Northern Trubune Printing, 1876. This book
is reprint of the original re-published by The Historical Society of Cheboygan County Inc. in
1976 and in 1996.
This book was published
originally to celebrate the nation's 100th anniversary of independence in
1876. It was republished by the Historical Society in 1976 to commemorate the
nation's bi-centennial. The
reprint retains all of the typographical errors, spelling odities and advertisements of the
THIS BOOK IS SOLD OUT--NO PLANS TO
1889 - 1989 Cheboygan
Centennial. Edited by Ellis Olson, 73
pages. 8.5"x11", softcover. Published by City of
Written as a souvenir program of the City of Cheboygan's 1989 centennial,
the book contains demographic material, stories of early industries, historic photographs and
short vignettes of area orgaizations, sports teams, businesses and
The Pageant of Tuscarora. By Robert C. Sager. 220 pages,
8.75"x11.5", hardbound. Private publication, 1975. Reprinted
in 2001 in cooperation with the Burt Lake Christian Church, Helen Boyd Higgins Memorial
A history of Tuscarora Township, Michigan. covering settlers and landowners, transportaion history,
settlements and industry, post offices, schools, churches, hotels, newspapers and
more. Liberal use of historic
Second Choice. By Shirley Bergstrom. 212 pages, softcover, pricate
Second Chance is a novel baseed on historical facts involving the
lives of real people, Swedish people who emigrated from Sweden to the United States of America
where they settled three miles east of Cheboygan. They cut brush, built homes, tilled the
soil and soon a community was established. a small community known as "Swede Town". This is
their story, they were brave, stalwart, strong-minded men and women who stood the test of time as
they faced the strong winds of adversity and overcame them by banding together, fanning the winds
with courage and faith in the nre land. This was the land where the dreams they dreamed has a
chance of being fulfilled.
Since our Sheriff's Residence was build during the Victorial Era,
we offer these books that pertain to that era.
Manners and Morals of Victorian America. By Wayne Erbsen. 180 pages, 7" x
10", softcover, Native Ground Music, Inc., 2009.
If you like Downton Abbey, you’ll love this
book. Manners & Morals of Victorian
America is a highly entertaining and funny book
about the fashionable world of yesteryear. Drawing on the wealth of late 19th and early 20th
century etiquette books, it has almost 500 historic illustrations. The book details virtually every
aspect of Victorian life, including the proper conduct for courtship and wooing, spinsterhood,
duties of husbands and wives, how to deal with a rejected suitor, manners while a passenger on
coaches, carriages, motor cars, steamships and street cars, woman suffrage, and much
The Lost Art of Pie Making. By Barbara Swell. 72 pages, 5.5" x 8.5",
softcover. Native Ground Music, Inc., 2004.
Come home to pie! This witty and fun cookbook shows you how to
make a darn good pie in a jiffy. You’ll feel like you’re back in your grandma’s kitchen as she
shows you how she rolls out her flaky, tender pie crust. Recipes date from 1831, many from 19th
century handwritten cooking journals. Make pies like Rum Bittersweet Chocolate, Vanilla crumb,
Apple/Pear Mince, Sour Cherry Amaretto, Fresh Raspberry, Louisiana Peanut, as well as quick flip
pies, dumplings and crisps.
Aunt Barb's Bread Book: Yesterday's Breads for Today's Kitchens. By Barbara
Swell, 72 pages, 5.5" x 8.5", softcover. Native Ground Music, Inc., 2011.
Bake up your great grandmother’s wholesome, tasty hearth-baked
breads in your own kitchen today! You’ll be amazed by the stunning loaves and rolls you pluck from
new or vintage cast ironware, baking stones, or everyday gizmos that produce yesterday’s radiant
cooking environments for your modern oven, wood fireplace, or campfire. Recipes from 1820 through
1920 include harvest apple bread, whole-grain little gem breads, oat sandwich loaf, buttermilk
rolls, and lots more.
Mama's In the Kitchen: Weird & Wonderful Home Cooking 1900-1950. By
Barbara Swell, 72 pages, 5.5" x 8.5", softcover. Native Ground Music, Inc., 2011.
Here are the stories and recipes of our mothers and grandmothers
as they cooked their way through two world wars, food shortages, and the Great Depression. This
lively and witty book chronicles how household gadgets dramatically changed the lives of women
forever. It takes you into the kitchens of young housewives who whipped up cherry chiffon pies and
weird little sandwiches to the beat of big band swing tunes playing on the radio. Lured by glossy
product advertisements, these women were seduced into thinking that a green wiggly dessert would
add glamour and romance to their lives.
A Garden Supper Tonight: Historic Seasonal Receipes & Home Lore. By
Barbara Swell, 152 pages,5.5" x 8.5", softcover. Native Ground Music, Inc., 2009.
Have a seat on the old front porch glider and let’s string this
mess of pole beans for our garden feast tonight. We’ll have the same in-season supper our great
grandmothers fixed back in 1895 when food was food, raised close to home and made from scratch for
family and friends every day. A Garden Supper
Tonight contains vintage economical seasonal
recipes, food curiosities, and timeless advice on all things home and
gardening Recipes include: Cherry Cordial, Limoncello, Crackly Cheese Sticks, Garlic
Scape Pesto, Dandelion Flower Salad, Manly-Man Salad, Buttermilk Biscuits, Ember Broiled
Trout, Lemon Cornmeal Plum Cake, Pork with Apple Onion Jam, Cottager’s Pie, Sour Cherry Amaretto
Pie and more!
The 1st American Cookie Lady: Receipies from a 1917 Cookie Diary. By
Barbara Swell, 152 pages,5.5" x 8.5", softcover. Native Ground Music, Inc., 2009.
The 1st American Cookie Lady is based on a fascinating mystery. In 1917, Anna “Cookie” Covington set out
to record all her favorite cookie recipes as a gift to her daughter because no published cookie
recipe books existed at that time. Strangely, her 76 page handwritten personal cooking diary was
never delivered to her daughter as planned. 88 years later, the unused diary fell into the hands of
food historian Barbara Swell, who recognized it as perhaps the earliest collection of American
cookie recipes, dating from the mid 1880s up through World War I. The 1st American Cookie Lady includes Anna’s 221 recipes recorded from 1917-1920 along with
adaptations for the modern kitchen, vintage graphics and photos, World War I food shortage recipes,
plus curiosities of cookie baking history.