Michigan's Columbus

Michigan's Columbus

The Life of Douglass Houghton

Book - 2009
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The name "Houghton" is well-known to Michiganians. It graces a city, a county, a lake, waterfalls, schools, and more. But what made Douglass Houghton such a "star?" As the fledgling state's first geologist, he found more than any explorer before him from salt springs to gypsum. His reports helped launch a "rush" to the Keweenaw Peninsula's Copper Country. He also found time to be elected mayor of Detroit and teach at the University of Michigan, all before the age of thirty-six. Here's his story.
Publisher: Royal Oak, Mich. : Momentum Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9781879094857
Characteristics: vi, 166 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Life of Douglass Houghton.


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