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Grace L. Hooper manuscript

Identifier: c-00673

Scope and Content

The Grace L. Hooper papers consist of the manuscript "By Trek and Sail to Grand Traverse" written by Grace L. Hooper. It is a pioneer history focusing on Antrim County in northern Michigan from its exploration by Europeans in the mid-1600s through its settlement up to the Civil War.

Chapters include: In Time Gone By; Missionaries Come to Grand Traverse; Waukazooville or Northport; The First Churches; Elk Rapids; Tis A Matter of Record; Kewadin on Elk Lake; Clam River and Spencer Creek; Antrim City On the Bay; Eastport at the Head of Torch Lake; Brownstown or Torch Lake; Norwood at the Mouth of the Bay; Atwood Deep in the 1860s; Bay View on the Hills; The Push into Northern Michigan Cresswell; Central Lake in Intermediate Valley; Echo Beyond the Intermediate; Ellsworth on the Oxbow; Bellaire The County Seat.


  • Creation: undated


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Grace L. Hooper was born Grace L. Guyer on January 9, 1888, to Thomas and Lucinda Guyer. The Guyers were pioneers and farmers who lived north of Eastport, in Antrim County, Michigan. She was married to John Hooper, who was born in 1882, and they resided on Torch Lake in Antrim County. The Hoopers had five children: Phillip, Grayson, Alice (Warren), Bea (King), and Berta (Thompson). Grace L. Hooper died on July 24, 1984, in St. Ignace, Michigan.


0.3 Cubic Feet

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Custodial History

Gift of Beulah Hooper King.

Legal Status

Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University

Grace L. Hooper Manuscript
4 Published And Cataloged
A. Connell and S. Roberts
September 2013
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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