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Gem Souvenir Of Mt. Clemens, Michigan by Charles Cutter

Gem Souvenir Of Mt. Clemens, Michigan

by Charles Cutter

Publication: The Rio Grande Press, Inc, 1969, Glorieta

6 7/8" x 10 1/4" oblong, string-tied, pictorial wrappers, 63 [1] pp., illustrated from photographs. Mt. Clemens located about 22 miles north of Detroit along the Detroit River originally was a town whose principal industry was cooperage because of the supply of fine timber for making barrel heads and staves. As the timber supply declined the cooperage industry began to disappear and the city had to find other means to encourage settlers. This was done through the discovery of valuable medicinal mineral waters, which were beneficial in the treatment and cure of many diseases that affect mankind. Bath houses opened and Mt. Clemens became known as an all-the-year-around resort. Shown are numerous views of Detroit and Mt. Clemens including Gratiot Avenue, the Medea Hotel, its dining room and main lobby, the Park Hotel and Bath House, the Fenton, St. Joseph Sanitarium, the Glenwood, the Eastman, the Fountain Hotel, etc. Also views of prominent buildings, residences of prominent citizens, Bingham's Lakeside Inn, Lake St. Clair, Clinton River, etc. An old small water stain to the margin at the bottom corner edges of most pages, but not affecting either the text or the views, a tiny corner crease to the lower corners of some later pages, oversized covers show light wear to the fore-edges, light wear to the spine ends, else a good copy with some nice photographs of Detroit and Mt. Clemens.

Inventory Number: 37987