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Sterling Township, 1875-1968 (Paperback)

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Sterling Township, located about 18 miles northeast of Detroit, was first settled after the Erie Canal was opened. The rich soil, relatively flat land, and the vital Clinton River attracted pioneer and immigrant families who arrived to establish farmsteads. The first influx of immigrants came mainly from the British Isles, and by the 1870s, German families had flocked to the area, raising dairy cattle and establishing farms. Belgians, arriving in the early 1900s, developed truck farming--"growing fruits and vegetables to sell every week at the farmers' market in Detroit. Farm culture prevailed until the 1950s, when large industrial plants began moving in, bringing with them workers and a need for housing and city services. Sterling Township became the city of Sterling Heights in 1968, and this collection of photographs will showcase the families and the way of life in the early days of this community, a historic community that is now the fourth largest city in Michigan.

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738539751
SKU 202054590
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738539759
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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