Our feature today is an interview from Michigan Magazine TV with the authors of Vintage Views of Leelanau County, one of the neatest books on Leelanau history out there. See information about the book and ordering it below the video!
Click to order Vintage Views of Leelanau County from Huron Press (or one of Leelanau’s great bookstores).
Authors M. Christine Byron and Thomas R. Wilson share images from their collection of 1,400 postcards collected over the past 15 years. Vacation sentiments accompany the cards, imparting an original voice to each respective era, from the 1890s to 1960s. It’s a historic travel guide from a traveler’s perspective. Visit Glen Arbor, Glen Lake, Leland, Northport, exclusive Northport Point, Omena, Suttons Bay and the Manitou Islands. Each page offers a masterful blend of vintage scenes and contemporaneous comments from newspaper articles, ads, and travel brochures. Includes never-before-seen photographs of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, pictures of what was to be the permanent summer residence for the President of the United States, and golf courses that have since disappeared. A marvelous mix of vintage fun and facts of a time you’ll cherish.