Traveling Through Time

A Guide to Michigan's Historical Markers

Revised Edition

Edited by Laura Rose Ashlee

Subjects: Michigan and the Great Lakes, History, History, American History, Guidebook
Ebook : 9780472125104, 544 pages, 87 color and B&W Illustrations, 5.5 x 9.25, November 2021
Paperback : 9780472030668, 544 pages, 87 color and B&W Illustrations, 5.5 x 9.25, May 2005
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The definitive illustrated guide to nearly 1,500 of Michigan's historic sites, updated and revised

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Traveling Through Time is the definitive illustrated guide to nearly 1,500 historic Michigan sites. With this book, travelers can journey through the state to discover the historical markers in Michigan's neighborhoods, along its highways, and in city centers.

Since 1955 the state of Michigan has erected historical markers throughout the state. In this revised edition of Traveling Through Time, Laura Rose Ashlee collects the histories that appear on these markers together into one handy guidebook---a great desk reference for researchers and armchair historians alike.

Some of the book's special features include:

o Location and full text of each marker

o Arranged alphabetically within county chapters

o More than 85 historic and color photographs

o Special section on Michigan historical markers placed outside Michigan

A historian with the State Historic Preservation Office, Michigan Historical Center, Department of History, Arts and Libraries, since 1988,Laura Ashlee coordinates the Michigan Historical Marker Program and the preservation office's public relations activities. She has authored over 500 historical markers, and she edited the first edition of Traveling Through Time: A Guide to Michigan's Historical Markers, published in 1991. Ashlee served as a contributing editor to Michigan History magazine from 1989 to 1997. She holds a BA in Humanities and an MA in American Studies from Michigan State University.