Entries by Mark Smith

On This Day

Life on the Leelanau Peninsula, winter, 167 years ago Transcription and commentary by Mark Smith, Secretary, OHS ••••••••••••••••••• Jan 26th, 1857 Walter Lowrie, Esq Grove Hill Dear Sir, I enclose to you the vouchers [bills and receipts] for the past six months. The weather has been unusually stormy and a large quantity of snow has Read More

The Plot Thickens

A few weeks ago fellow researcher Eliot Singer decided to collect and transcribe many relevant documents relating to the Grand Traverse region prior to the Civil War.   Amongst the treasures he found is a recently digitized slew of documents from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.  Eliot has put forth a Hurculean effort with these transcriptions, Read More