This fascinating pictorial history of Marquette,
Michigan, marks the occasion of the city's
sesquicentennial celebration. Containing over 200 historic images, including photographs, lithographs, and maps from almost every decade of the city's history, Marquette delves into the physical setting, economic life, architecture, weather, popular activities, and lives of the people that have made Marquette what it is today. Originally a boom town, Marquette was a convenient shipping point created to service the iron ore mines in the area. Many settlers with high spirits and energy were attracted to Marquette with hopes for a big chance at success. By the time the mines faded, however, these settlers
had already built a city of enduring importance--a vital and attractive center of commerce, education, and culture.
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The Lake and the Shore
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