Shingle shavers and berry pickers

By: Raymond, Oliver

Price: $30.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good++


Hardcover, First Edition 1976 Self-Published - Oliver Raymond 152 pages followed by 23 additional pages with 31 vintage B&W photographs and 2 maps. Very Good++, in a VG DJ. Just a hint of shelf/edge wear to brown cloth boards with gilt spine titles - corners sharp. Previous owner name and date on FFEP. No other writing - all pages are clean and unmarked. Book is published in typescript text. Great early history of the "Thumb area " of Michigan. Covers the exploration, clearing and settling of the "Thumb". The early settler homesteaded 80 or 160 acres, built a cabin and began to make pine shingles. The shingles gave him an income while clearing his land. this is why early settlers became known as "Shingle Shavers". Between 1890 and 1920, thousands of acres of red raspberry plants were set out by the farmers of the Thumb district and the people of Sanilac County became known as "Berry Pickers". Lots of local history and family names. Covers the period of 1834 - 1914. Very handsome vintage copy in DJ. LOC SSS-03

Title: Shingle shavers and berry pickers

Author Name: Raymond, Oliver

Categories: Local History/Genealogy,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Raymond: 1976-01-01

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good++

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 200611004