Book/Printed Material Pioneer recollections; semi-historic side lights on the early days of Lansing,

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Title
Pioneer recollections; semi-historic side lights on the early days of Lansing,
Summary
Contains the author's recollections of the early settlement and development of Lansing, Michigan, particularly during the late 1840s and early 1850s. Mevis's family moved there (1847) as it was being laid out as the future state capitol. Much of Pioneer Recollections is devoted to tales and anecdotes about pioneer life in Lansing and elsewhere. As a teenager, Mevis was a companion of members of the Okemos tribe of Indians, and he describes their mode of hunting deer and a small, dug-out canoe that the chief gave him. In addition to farm chores, serving as town crier, and working as a "printer's devil" at the local newspaper, Mevis sold refreshments at a tent show (McFarland's Pavilion Theater) and engaged in many entrepreneurial activities, which leads him to reminisce about Lansing's first businessmen. He also enjoyed sleigh rides, dancing parties, corn husking, logging bees, holiday celebrations, and many outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, searching for snakes, making maple sugar, and gathering greens, fruits, and wildflowers. Mevis includes a list of Lansing's early inhabitants, with photographs of some of the men.
Contributor Names
Mevis, Daniel S. (Daniel Stafford), 1837-
Created / Published
Lansing, Mich., Robert Smith Printing Company, 1911.
Subject Headings
-  Lansing (Mich.)
-  Frontier and pioneer life--Michigan
Notes
-  Also available in digital form.
Medium
129 p. front., pl., ports. 20 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F574.L2 M5
Library of Congress Control Number
12010313
Language
English
Online Format
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OCLC Number
9635150
Description
Contains the author's recollections of the early settlement and development of Lansing, Michigan, particularly during the late 1840s and early 1850s. Mevis's family moved there (1847) as it was being laid out as the future state capitol. Much of Pioneer Recollections is devoted to tales and anecdotes about pioneer life in Lansing and elsewhere. As a teenager, Mevis was a companion of members of the Okemos tribe of Indians, and he describes their mode of hunting deer and a small, dug-out canoe that the chief gave him. In addition to farm chores, serving as town crier, and working as a "printer's devil" at the local newspaper, Mevis sold refreshments at a tent show (McFarland's Pavilion Theater) and engaged in many entrepreneurial activities, which leads him to reminisce about Lansing's first businessmen. He also enjoyed sleigh rides, dancing parties, corn husking, logging bees, holiday celebrations, and many outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, searching for snakes, making maple sugar, and gathering greens, fruits, and wildflowers. Mevis includes a list of Lansing's early inhabitants, with photographs of some of the men.
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Chicago citation style:

Mevis, Daniel S. Pioneer recollections; semi-historic side lights on the early days of Lansing. Lansing, Mich., Robert Smith Printing Company, 1911. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/12010313/.

APA citation style:

Mevis, D. S. (1911) Pioneer recollections; semi-historic side lights on the early days of Lansing. Lansing, Mich., Robert Smith Printing Company. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/12010313/.

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Mevis, Daniel S. Pioneer recollections; semi-historic side lights on the early days of Lansing. Lansing, Mich., Robert Smith Printing Company, 1911. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/12010313/>.