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Grand Traverse Legends – Volume I – 1838-1860

Volume I covers the years 1838-1860, which spans the time from the earliest settlers and logging camps through the arrival of Perry Hannah – the Father of Traverse City.


Grand Traverse Legends – Volume III – 1880-1900

Volume III covers from 1880-1900 and relates the lives, loves, tragedies, joys and eccentricities that shaped the community.


The Traverse Region

Historical and Descriptive with Illustrations of Scenery and Portraits and Biographical Sketches of some of it’s Prominent Men and Pioneers. Hardcover reprinting from 1884 original.


“Queen City” Barns, Carriage Houses and Neighborhoods

by Bob Wilhelm


We’re In The Movies – DVD

Shot in 1940, this 9-minute silent film shows local scenes including downtown Traverse City, homes on Sixth Street, a zoo that predated the Clinch Park Zoo, and a fisherman on the Boardman River.


Re-Inventing the Big Wheel – Documentary – DVD

50 minutes in length. Produced by Brauer Productions Inc.


Traverse City Then and Now — A Photo History

by Bob Wilhelm


Old Traverse City

Photo history. Published 1975


Through the Years – A Brief Look at the Traverse City State Hospital Since 1884

by Ohmer J. Curtis, Dir. Community Relations.


The Grand Traverse County Courthouse

by Donna Stiffler Bollinger