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Author Holmes, Christian (Christian Frederick), author.

Title Company Towns of Michigan's Upper Peninsula [electronic resource] / Christian Holmes.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Arcadia Publishing Inc., [2015]


Description 1 online resource (128 pages)
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Summary In the company towns of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a worker's boss did extra duty as landlord, store owner and constable. The on-site mill manager in Simmons, a town named after the furniture maker, even ran a successful baseball team. Built around iron mines and lumber concerns and directed by prominent entrepreneurs like Henry Ford, these industrial hamlets once lined the shores of Lakes Michigan and Superior. Author Christian Holmes uncovers rich stories of struggle and celebration as he explores the vestiges of these vanished communities and their lasting legacy in the identity of the Upper Peninsula.
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Subject Company towns -- Michigan -- Upper Peninsula -- History.
Historic buildings -- Michigan -- Upper Peninsula.
Industrial relations -- Michigan -- Upper Peninsula -- History.
Iron mines and mining -- Michigan -- Upper Peninsula -- History.
Lumber trade -- Michigan -- Upper Peninsula -- History.
Upper Peninsula (Mich.) -- History, Local.
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Other Form: Print version: Holmes, Christian (Christian Frederick). Company towns of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2015. 9781626197428 (DLC)2015934850
ISBN 9781625852762 (e-pub)
Standard No. 9781625852762

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