Illustrated history and biographical record of Lenawee County, Michigan
The authors and compilers of this volume have no excuses to offer or apologies to make for its appearance. Some twenty-four years ago the writer spent two years In producing the first history and biographical record of Lenawee county. At that time most books of this character contained dry facts, without embellishment or relief. In the interval, great progress has been made in the arts, and recent discoveries make it possible to embellish and illustrate in the highest degree The new methods of engraving make it possible to illuminate a volume at moderate cost Taking advantage of this fact we decided to undertake the publication of this book.
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The territory that now includes Michigan was probably first visited by a white man in 1641. That year, in July, the French Jesuit Fathers, Charles Rymbalt and Isaac Jogues, encamped at the Sault Ste. Marie. In 1665 Father Claude Allonez founded a mission at La Point, Lake Superior. In 1668 Father Marquette founded a mission at Sault Ste. Marie, and In 1671 established another mission near Mackinaw.