Saturday, August 27, 2016

On Board The Sloop Charlotte


Journal of J. L., of Quebec, merchant By John Lees, Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Michigan:




Ship On Great Lakes (Sloop?)

See an extracted newspaper account of the supposed attack on the Sloop Charlotte.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Wonder That There Were Any At All





FLOWERING of the CUMBERLAND by Harriette Simpson Arnow:

The wonder is not that in 1792, close to thirteen years after the beginnings of settlement, there were only seven thousand settlers in one of the most fertile regions on earth, but that there were any at all.


Friday, August 12, 2016

Vernors In The 1855-56 Detroit City Directory


The Detroit city directory and advertising gazetteer of Michigan for 1855-56By James Dale Johnston:




The name Vernor was chosen because it's the 150th anniversary of the soft drink, Vernor's Ginger Ale:



See the Vernor connection to the Richmond family here.

Mary Vernor married Benjamin Barton Richmond, son of Horace & Eliza (Waldron) Richmond. Her brother, James Vernor, was the druggist who invented Vernor’s Ginger Ale.