Michigan -- Description and travel
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
This collection contains a diary kept by George Dair, supervisor of Joyfield Township, Benzie County, Michigan. The diary deals with rural life in Benzie County. Early entries include information about Michigan weather, traveling routes, purchases of goods, and agricultural activities. The latter part of the diary includes entries of Joyfield Township records dealing with such matters as tax assessment rolls, the township voting count, and township finance.
This collection consists of the transcription of a journal kept by Munnis Kenny (1788-1862) during a trip from Putney, Vermont, to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1828. Kenny recorded his impressions of the trip, the country he traveled through, and the people he met. The journal was transcribed by Kathryn Sorenson in 1964; she included explanatory notes, maps of the areas through which Kenny traveled, and a biographical sketch of Kenny.