Michigan and the Great Lakes

Traveling Through Time

A Guide to Michigan's Historical Markers
Revised Edition
Laura Rose Ashlee, Editor
The definitive illustrated guide to nearly 1,500 of Michigan's historic sites, updated and revised


Traveling Through Time is the definitive illustrated guide to nearly 1,500 historic Michigan sites. With this book, travelers can journey through the state to discover the historical markers in Michigan's neighborhoods, along its highways, and in city centers.

Since 1955 the state of Michigan has erected historical markers throughout the state. In this revised edition of Traveling Through Time , Laura Rose Ashlee collects the histories that appear on these markers together into one handy guidebook—a great desk reference for researchers and armchair historians alike.

Some of the book's special features include:

  • Location and full text of each marker
  • Arranged alphabetically within county chapters
  • More than 85 historic and color photographs
  • Special section on Michigan historical markers placed outside Michigan

A historian with the State Historic Preservation Office, Michigan Historical Center, Department of History, Arts and Libraries, since 1988, Laura Ashlee coordinates the Michigan Historical Marker Program and the preservation office's public relations activities. She has authored over 500 historical markers, and she edited the first edition of Traveling Through Time: A Guide to Michigan's Historical Markers, published in 1991. Ashlee served as a contributing editor to Michigan History magazine from 1989 to 1997. She holds a BA in Humanities and an MA in American Studies from Michigan State University.

Praise / Awards

  • "When writing Michigan travel and history, I reach for Laura Ashlee's Traveling Through Time. This book gives me a fascinating capsule of our state's past, with dependable facts, dates, and personalities that add interest to any road trip or story."
    —Dixie Franklin, author of Fodor's Michigan

  • "The discovery of Michigan's fascinating history through these historical markers makes for an extremely rewarding journey... Traveling Through Time is a wonderful window into our past, present, and future."
    —Cliff Russell, Director of Communications, Detroit Tigers

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Product Details

  • 5.5 x 9.25.
  • 544pp.
  • 87 color and B&W Illustrations.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Paper
  • 2005
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-03066-8

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  • $22.95 U.S.