Road to Marion Town signing Tuesday

November 29, 2018

By Aaron Michell
Correspondent

On Tuesday, December 4th, from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M., the Marion Public Library will host local author Jim Lithen for a signing of his recently released book, “The Road to Marion Town: The Settlement of Osceola County, State of Michigan.”

As the title suggests, The Road to Marion Town is an historical account of how the village of Marion came to be.

But the book is so much more than that.

Local author Jim Lithen will be at the Marion Public Library on December 4th from 4:30 - 6:30 pm for a book signing of his recently released book “The Road to Marion Town: The Settlement of Osceola County, State of Michigan”.

Local author Jim Lithen will be at the Marion Public Library on December 4th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm for a book signing of his recently released book “The Road to Marion Town: The Settlement of Osceola County, State of Michigan”.

Encompassing a mere 1002 pages, the Road to Marion Town is a story about the characters, the families, the frontier and the landscape that shaped our area; it’s a story about the businesses, the players, the politics, and the environment that helped shape the town that was to become Marion.

And McBain. And Evart. And Falmouth, Temple, Avondale, Vogel Center, Park Lake, Gormer, and all the other places in between.
Lithen spent over ten winters putting together the compendium, which is broken down into three books: Coming to Osceola, The Northeast Territory: A Regional Prospectus, and The Ann Arbor Cometh.

In all, the book contains 50 chapters, with familiar titles such as The Origin of Marion Town, Down River into the Town of Middle Branch, Hartwick & Avondale, The Disappearance of Campbell City & the Advent of Temple.

Published locally by Parkhurst Brothers, the book is available for purchase ($49.95) at Parkhurst Brothers/Artist on Duty, Flemming’s Clothing, the Marion Library, and at the home of Lithen at 117 S. Pickard in downtown Marion.




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