Monday, April 18, 2011

1936 Ye Olde Town of Fowlerville

Nineteen thirty-six was the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Ralph Fowler to the area. W.H. Peek (Bill Peek), who was a printer, editor and publisher (of the Fowlerville Observer and the Fowlerville Standard), put together a booklet entitled Ye Olde Town of Fowlerville. Along with a synopsis of the history, there were also various pictures showing buildings from earlier years -- many of which can be easily found in old postcards, reprints in the Fowlerville Historical Collection, as well as in my book, The Fowlerville Chronicles. As you read through the synopsis, you may well be familiar with a lot of this history if you have been following this website or read the information I compiled for the book. In future posts, I will add some of the additional information found in this booklet. Also, if you would like to look at this booklet in its entirety, it can be found at the Michigan Library in Lansing.

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