View of Tecumseh, Lenawee County, M.I., 1868 / drawn & published by A. Ruger.
This colorful bird’s-eye view print of Tecumseh, Michigan was drawn and published by Albert Ruger, Chicago Lith. in 1868. Tecumseh was settled in the 1820's southwest of Detroit and named for a great Indian chief of the Shawnee Nation.
The Southern Michigan Railroad reached Tecumseh in the 1850's, enhancing the areas healthy lumber and farming industries. Tecumseh was situated along a popular railway line between Detroit and Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The illustration shows labeled roads, buildings, waterways and railroad route. An inset illustration features the Union School.
Features references to the following locations:
- Union School.
- District School.
- N. I. & S. M. R. R. Depot.
- Friend’s Meeting House.
- Episcopal Church.
- Methodist Church.
- Presbyterian Church.
- Baptist Church.
- Universalist Church.
- Merchants Hotel.
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