We have gathered many old historical documents that were written in the mid 1800's by the early settlers of Michigan. Some of these documents have no author listed when they have an author we have tried to find as much information on the author as possible.
In the early days the Michigan was actually considered part of Canada. When the original colonies were fighting for their independence Michigan was actually on the other side.
We are proud to provide these letters and writings of the early history of Michigan many of these documents are no longer available for the public to view, the books have been moved to storage or discarded by libraries of Michigan. Our hope is to keep this history alive. It is hard for us in the 21st century to imagine life in these early times; no roads only foot paths in most of the area. The rivers and great lakes were the major source of navigation.
This site covers the lower peninsula of Michigan a siter site Upper Michigan covers the UP.