Lincoln Park

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Arcadia Publishing, 2005 - History - 128 pages
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The origins of Lincoln Park can be traced back to the 1763 Conspiracy of Pontiac and French ribbon farms belonging to the Goodells, Keppens, Drouillards, LeBlancs, and Bourassas. This book, composed by the Lincoln Park Preservation Alliance and featuring over 200 rare photographs from the Lincoln Park Historical Museum, reveals how a sleepy agricultural community known as QuandtAa's Corners grew into a village and eventually a bustling business communityAa--due in large part to Henry FordAa's innovative Aa"five dollars a dayAa" incentive at the nearby Ford Rouge plant. Through these vintage photographs, Lincoln Park captures the events and everyday activities that have come to define one of southeastern MichiganAa's most distinctive communities. Featured in this collection are Lincoln ParkAa's schools, churches, businesses, and organizations, as well as its 20th-century identity as a melting pot of Italian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, and Mexican immigrants.

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Excellent Book highlighting the history of Lincoln Park Michigan.How important the Henry Ford $5day to work in the Ford plants was essential to the formation of Lincoln Park. Read full review

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The picture titled Peter Drouillard and Anna Le Blanc is incorrect! That picture is Pierre Francois Drouillard Sr. Died in 1900 And Catherine Solo Payette Drouillard.


Quandts Corners
Five Dollars a Day
A 20thcentury Melting Pot
Business and Municipal Growth
Churches and Organizations

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The Lincoln Park Preservation Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of Lincoln Park s historic resources, working to protect Lincoln Park s historic sites through education, advocacy, research, tours, workshops, and lectures. The alliance also collaborates with the Lincoln Park Historical Society and Historical Commission. In February 2004, the Lincoln Park Preservation Alliance established the former Lincoln Park Post Office now the Lincoln Park Historical Museum as the community s first site listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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