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Local History At Your Local Library

Bay County

Bay County has a rich and storied history with many architectural reminders of past eras still surviving today. Over the years, numerous books have been written about a variety of Bay County history topics.  Whether you want to hear tales of the lumber/shipbuilding eras, or read about architecture, sports, prominent citizens and even ghosts. There are interesting books that have been published on all these topics. Here is a sampling of the many local history books available to checkout at your BCLS branches.

 

Bay County Past and Present – George Butterfield

 

The Bay County Story: Memoirs of the County’s 125 Years – Leslie Arndt

 

Bay City Logbook: An Illustrated History – Jeremy Kilar

 

Sports History of Bay County – Leslie Arndt

 

The Historic Architecture of Bay City, Michigan – Dale Patrick Wolicki

 

Bay City 1900-1940 in Vintage Postcards – Leon Katzinger

 

Ghosts, Crimes, and Urban Legends: In and Around the Town of Bay City – D. Laurence Rogers

 

The Story of Logging the White Pine in the Saginaw Valley – Irene Hargreaves

 

Pioneer Memoirs – William R. McCormick

 

Paul Bunyan: How a Terrible Timber Feller Became a Legend – D. Laurence Rogers

 

Through the Lens: A Visual History of Bay County – Bay County Historical Society

 

Maritime Bay County – Ron Bloomfield

 

Haunted Bay City – Nicole Beauchamp

 

Bay City Hauntings – D. Laurence Rogers

 

From Chalkboard to Computer: The Essexville-Hampton Story – Patricia Ankney

 

Legendary Locals of Bay City, Michigan – Ron Bloomfield

 

Lost Bay City – Ron Bloomfield

 

Mail-Order Homes: Sears Homes and Other Kit Houses – Rebecca Hunter

 

Auburn and Williams Township, Bay County, Michigan: 1854-2004 – Agness Schmidt

Published by on May 05, 2022
Last Modified May 28, 2022