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Vintage Views Along Scenic M-22 including Sleeping Bear Dunes

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

7 pm

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library

111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids MI 49503

Join us for the book launch for local authors M. Christine Byron and Thomas R. Wilson's fifth title: Vintage Views Along Scenic M-22 including Sleeping Bear Dunes. The book follows a trail of vacationers and travelers along one of Michigan's most scenic roads, from Manistee County to the Leelanau Peninsula. Vintage postcards, photographs, maps and advertisements illustrate a time when M-22 first beckoned motorists to come north to the land of beautiful beaches and sand dunes, lakes and rivers, forests and woodlands, farms and orchards. You'll stop at lighthouses and life saving stations, take a trip in a dunesmobile, fish for Mackinaw trout, and shop for souvenirs. You'll visit state parks and learn how Sleeping Bear Dunes became a National Lakeshore. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Event Type: Arts-Entertainment  Lectures 

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