Son of john farmer, detroit s earliest map publisher, silas farmer began his career by following in his fathers footsteps. Grosse pointe on lake sainte claire grosse pointe historical society. Moundbuilders lived in the area and mounds were noted at several locations in presentday detroit, including at fort wayne and springwells in the 17th century, the region was inhabited by the. An american autopsy by charlie leduff is a personal favorite of mine. Silas, a man who is not thought of very highly, warren, an old man who doesnt think very highly of silas, mary, a old lady is a good friend to silas, and tries to support him, harold, who came to work for warren and mary, has a good education, and is reasonably wealthy, and. History of detroit and wayne county and early michigan. Silas mcarthur was born on month day 1893, at birth place, to john mcarthur and isabella mcarthur. His book s central idea is a similar one to this summers retrospectives. Son of john farmer, detroits earliest map publisher, silas farmer began his career by following in his fathers footsteps. Originally located in cadillac square, eastern market first was devoted to hay and wood sales.
This is a mustread for anyone serious about detroits history. Goodreads members who liked hidden history of detroit also liked. A chronological cyclopedia of the past and present silas farmer s. We are excited to partner with the detroit public library, the walter p. Son of john farmer, detroits earliest map publisher, silas farmer began his career. Some of the people of detroit during french rule 17011760. Detroit in 1890 compared with 1870, by silas farmer.
Mayor city clerk city attorney city counsellor city historiographer duties of each. County clerk history of office office records names of clerks county superintendent. When i challenged myself to read a book a week in november of 20, this was one of the first books i read. His name was enrolled on the list of members composing protection fire company no. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. While working on maps, he conceived the idea of writing the history of detroit and was soon launched on a literary career. A chronological cyclopedia of the past and present, volume 1 silas farmer s. Jameson wrote these observations in her book winter studies and. The history of detroit and michigan or, the metropolis illustrated.
What are some good books about the history of detroit. Detroit the preston national bank, 1890, by silas farmer page images at hathitrust compendium of history and biography of the city of detroit and wayne county, michigan. A chronological cyclopedia of the past and present, written by silas farmer and. Detroit isnt the city that it was 60 years ago, sure, but in no way does that mean the city wont last. Silas married tillie grace sansing born murphy on month day 1927, at age 42 at marriage place, texas. Wayne county michigan genealogy trails history group. The detroit free press is proud to present a beautiful, hardcover historic retrospective of detroit this collectors book features memories of detroit from the late 1800s through 1939 in stunning historic photographs. City historian silas farmer recorded that the very first st.
There are two chapters on the native americans in the upper peninsula. I couldnt put it down and read it in a matter of days, whic. In 1702, there were 6,000 people in the detroit region this would have included the indians cadillacc. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. Read about how this freaks out historians that this. See all 16 formats and editions hide other formats and. Through graphing census population numbers, students in grades six through eight will see how industry attracted large numbers of people during the years between 1810 and 1910. Some people think of detroit as a dying city, but that couldnt be farther from the truth. See all 14 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Views of detroit, michigan the library of congress. From farming to industrialization in detroit detroit.
History of detroit wayne county, silas farmer, used. Books tell how detroit saved the world in wwii mark phelan, detroit free press auto critic published 8. Silas mcarthur historical records and family trees. The early french colonists applied the name detroit to the settlements on both sides of the river, calling one north detroit and the other south detroit farmer 1884. Hidden history of detroit by amy elliott bragg, paperback. Son of john farmer, detroits earliest map publisher, silas farmer. It seemed to me that the steam engine within him must sooner or later wear him out, general friend palmer wrote of john farmer. A chronological cyclopedia of the past and present hardcover august 8, 2015. The history of detroit and michigan silas farmer on.
Tillie was born on november 8 1904, in athens, henderson county, texas, usa. Five compelling books about detroits tragic decline, history. History of detroit and wayne county and early michigan by. It is the seat of wayne county, the most populous county in the state the municipality of detroit had a 2015 estimated population of 677,116, making it the 21stmost populous city in the united states.
While working on maps, he conceived the idea of writing the history of detroit and was soon. In his second book about detroits underappreciated buildings, forgotten landmarks of detroit, journalist and historian dan austin unearths the tragic demise of some of the citys most storied buildings in engrossing prose. For many people in and around detroit, the story of 1967 to recent times is one of decline and decay. Silas, born in detroit in 1839, took an early interest in the business and took over completely in 1859 when john farmer died unexpectedly at age sixtyone of overwork, most people assumed. Please if you would like to be notified when the site has been updated more on.
The detroit institute of arts completed a massive expansion effort in 2007, and has one of the most important art collections in the country. The book appeared in revised editions in 1889 and 1890, and this massive. Mattie virginia sansing, william roy sansing and 6 other siblings. The eastern market historic district is located approximately one mile northeast of downtown detroit. See all 16 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. The following excerpts are from the history of detroit and wayne county and. The history of detroit and michigan, or, the metropolis illustrated. In 1860, woodward avenue above jefferson became, in turn, the better retail street, and by 1870 the tide of business swept past campus martius.
Page 1037 he was best known, however, from his connection with the early history of the detroit fire department. The history of detroit and michigan 1889 edition open. Archibald mcarthur, hugh a mcarthur and 4 other siblings. Find books like hidden history of detroit from the worlds largest community of readers. This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. As the wealth of detroit increased in the 1830s, jefferson avenue became detroits retail center.
Antrim county farm, 1889, photo courtesy seeking michigan. Scandinavians in michigan, with special references to detroit and environs. Reuther library wsu, and the detroit historical society on this project and will feature images. The metropolitan area, known as metro detroit, is home to 4. Detroit is one of these, and its history is unique and peculiarly interesting. The library of congress generally does not own rights to material in its collections and, therefore, cannot grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute the material. The history of detroit and michigan paperback february 28, 2010 by silas farmer author 3. Additional sheds were constructed in 1922 and 1929. Republished by gale research company, book tower, detroit 1974.
Hearths and geological features from the holcombe beach site near lake saint clair show that paleoindian people settled in the area of detroit as early as 11,000 years ago. This work was reproduced from the original artifact. These were the palmy days of trenton, over a million and a half dollars worth of. An introduction to modern european history, 18901990 01may2000 by alan farmer paperback. Map of the city of detroit in the state of michigan, 1835. The municipality of detroit had a 2016 estimated population of 672,795, making it the 23rdmost populous city in the united states. City history history of detroit and wayne county trenton. For information about assessing rights, see the rights and restrictions information page. The main portion of this section has not yet been created. The author of baldwins harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of detroita blend of memoir, love letter, history, and cleareyed reportage that explores the citys past, present, and future and its significance to the african american legacy and the nations fabric. Wziayne county and early a chronological michigan cyclopedia of the i id t past and present by silas fdrmer, city historiograiher native here and to the manner born o mruhitp anb itoortapitmal iqbtitol a. Silas farmers book, history of detroit, traced the retail progression of detroit in detail. The municipality of detroit had a 2017 estimated population of 673,104, making it the 23rdmost populous city in the united states.
In 1891, sales sheds were built to accommodate the market and it was moved to its current location and renamed. History of detroit and wayne county and early michigan book. This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work. The death of the hired man contains five important characters.1174 1337 1264 1250 1448 1183 687 1257 980 1535 1357 1141 291 1434 1008 676 1041 1634 608 246 150 1330 338 466 1200 1352 599 1288 1211