At the turn of the 20th century, the township of Livonia was largely a rural community populated with farms, dirt roads, and several cheese factories.
A few decades later, as the auto industry boomed in Detroit, white-collar workers sought places to raise their families outside the city, and Livonia changed seemingly overnight. What was once considered a backwater berg was suddenly seen with different eyes through the lens of the quintessential American suburban city, one in which urban and rural lifestyles converged and formed a new kind of community. This book celebrates Livonia's development from the 19th to 21st century, as it evolved from wilderness into a city that is routinely rated as one of the best places to raise a family in the United States.
Author: David MacGregor
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.26h x 6.54w x 0.37d
About the Author
MacGregor, David: - Author David MacGregor is a lifelong resident of Livonia. An award-winning playwright and screenwriter, MacGregor teaches film and American studies courses at Wayne State University, and worked in close collaboration with the Livonia Historical Commission, which generously provided materials for publication in this book.