Tecumseh District Library Event Calendar


Date: 1/23/2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Title: Glimpses into Lenawee County's Past
Contact: Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian, (517) 423-2238
Location: Tecumseh District Library
Description:

Find out about the abundant forests, prairies, hills, lakes and streams surrounded by uncultivated fruit, berries, nuts and wild game, which had enabled the county to lead the state in agricultural and industrial wealth by 1900, with local historian Brenda L. Burkett, author of Lenawee County.  Learn about the 34 granges in the county.  Explore the fencing industry in Adrian, the agricultural development of celery in Tecumseh and Michigan’s first cheese factory in Fairfield Township.

As a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, Burkett has always held a special interest in the history of pioneer settlements and community development. She is a zoning administrator with a focus on community revitalization.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.      

 

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