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When settler George M. Johnson arrived in the area now known as Wayne, Michigan, in 1824, he may have only imagined that the site of his log cabin would later become home to a bustling, thriving, progressive city. Incorporated as the Village of Wayne in 1869 and the City of Wayne in 1960, its growth was heavily influenced by the development of railroads and the Chicago Turnpike, and it has evolved into a prosperous and multi-ethnic community. Through a collection of rare photographs drawn from the Wayne Historical Museum, author Valerie Latzman takes readers on a visual tour of Wayne''s history, exploring the community''s agricultural, industrial, commercial, and social origins. Discover the influential places, people, and events that have contributed to Wayne''s unique heritage.