Located in the far northwest hills of Oakland County, Holly is a vibrant community with a rich cultural heritage rooted in commerce and transportation. In 1864, it became the first Michigan community with a railroad junction, called the Holly and Flint line. The Holly, Wayne and Monroe Railroad was introduced in 1870 and later consolidated with the Holly and Flint line to become the Flint and Pere Marquette. As the railroad brought new growth to the village, Holly quickly developed into more than a mere whistle stop. By the 20th century, homes, schools, churches, and businesses took root and provided the foundation for a community that still thrives today.
Author: Susanne J. Les, Greta Mackler Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC) Published: 11/01/2004 Pages: 128 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.66lbs Size: 9.26h x 6.50w x 0.36d ISBN: 9780738533438
About the Author Les, Susanne J.: - Susanne J. Les is president of the Holly Historical Society, as well as its public relations representative. Greta Mackler is director of the Holly Historical Society and the former president of the Boyne City Historical Society. Together, they contribute to the maintenance and operation of the Hadley House Museum.