Michigan Rogues Desperados and Cut-throats: A Gallery of 19th Century Miscreants

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Thunder Bay Press, 2005 - History - 132 pages
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Ruthless killers - cruel predators - bold outlaws - unprincipled scoundres - rowdy misfits. Those larger-than-life characters and supporting cast staged a dramatic, real-life performance on frontier Michigan. The stories of the most coloful and outrageous are told between the covers of Michigan Rogues, Desperados & Cut-throats. Rough and lusty lumbering-era Michigan towns bred outlaws, crime and shady characters faster than the state's swamps produced mosquitoes, says author Tom Powers.Killers, crooks, gunmen, whoremasters, thieves, and a remarkable assortment of other deadly, tragic, lawless and laughable characters washed through the streets of Saginaw, Manistique, Meredith, Bay City, Seney, Harrison, Rogers City and others.In their wake came shootouts, hangings, rapes, murders, white slavery, feuds, open prostitution, brutal brawls, daring escapes, stagecoach and train robberies, and just about any other crime, horror or atrocity you can think of.After reading Michigan Rogues, Desperados & Cut-throats, you may be convinced that the better-known wild west was tame compared to Michigan.

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About the author (2005)

Tom Powers retired from the Flint Public Library in 1999 after 31 years of service in order to pursue writing, reading, traveling, laughter, watching hockey, and perfecting the art of enjoying life. Powers' first book, Natural Michigan, was published in 1987, and the first edition of Michigan State and National Parks: A Complete Guide appeared in 1989. Revised editions of both books are still in print. His other works include Michigan in Quotes, Audubon Guide to National Wildlife Refuges, and Great Birding in the Great Lakes, also all in print. The latter was published by Walloon Press, which Powers and his wife founded in 1997. Powers also freelances, and his articles and other short pieces have appeared in several magazines. Barbara, his wife of 38 yeras; their two children and their spouses; and five grandchildren bring constant joy to his life.

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