I began researching in September, 2009, for two reasons:
1) To find out why the 3-story building at the southwest corner no longer stood there, and
2) To learn more about the rock and plague at the northeast corner of East Grand River and North Second Street.
Once I got started, though, it was only a few months into collecting information, I realized there was a book to be published -- so much history was being lost or forgotten. Through March, 2010, I compiled anything and everything I could find and added it to my manuscript in chronological order. And that is how I left it. Each year in the book is a glimpse into what went on in the Fowlerville area.
Once the book got to 425 pages, with nearly 600 pictures, aerials, maps, and sketches, I decided it was time to publish. By August, 2010, the book was in hand and the fun began. Through author talks, book signings, meeting new friends, and being involved in numerous extraneous events, it has been more than I ever could have dreamed of.
So, now as I work on a biography of G.L. Adams, editor and publisher of The Fowlerville Review for 55 years, I hold on to less than 50 copies of The Fowlerville Chronicles. When those are gone, the book becomes history.