From the History of Marshall's fly jacket:
Former Marshall mayor and businessman Harold
C. Brooks earned a national reputation as a leading historic
preservationist. Much of his vision of preserving and enhancing
the historic environment of his hometown was accomplished, but
the history he began writing inthe late 1920's "to preserve
for posterity an authentic picture of Marshall" was never
Sixty years later another historican and
lifelong resident of Marshall, Richard Carver, took up the cause
of writing the history of the city. He drew upon his own extensive
collection of photographs and documents and searched through
Marshall's old newspapers and various historical documents many
times over. Now, after more than five years, his labor of love
"A History of Marshall," is completed and in your hands.
This history covers over 150 years of Marshall history and is
enhanced by six hundred historic photographs.
Brooks and Carver shared a love of history
and a genuine fondness and pride in their hometown and will be
remembered for their contributions to Marshall, one for his preservation
efforts and the other for this long overdue history of Marshall.
Richard Carver was born and raised
in Marshall, Michigan, graduating from Marshall High School in
1937. He received a B.A. degree from Albion College in 1950 and
a B.S. degree from the University of Michigan in 1951.
With a degree in mechanical engineering
he worked at Woodlin Metal Products in Marsahll for eight years
as draftsman and project engineer and for the Sherer Gillett/Warren
Sherer Company in Marshall for another 21 years as a senior project
He served in France, Germany and Austria
with the 103rd Infantry Division in World War II.
His interest in all branches of history,
inititated by high school teachers and enhanced in college with
a history major, has continued to the present time.
Excerpts used by permission from
Richard Carver, all rights reserved:
A History of Marshall, 1993 by
Published by Donning Company,
First Edition, ISBN 0-98965-854-3
$40 + (plus $6 shipping and handling)
total of $46
Make checks payable to Raymond Carver
Send your check for $46 to:
22325 B Drive South
Marshall MI 49068
HISTORY BOOKS OF MARSHALL
BY RICHARD CARVER
"Marshall Memories", published in 2006, is a pictorial history containing over 700 additional pictures not published in Mr. Carver's previous book. The material used was carefully selected from his extensive achieves of photos and documents collected over a period of seventy years. Captions for each picture take the reader through Marshall's amazing past. He relates not only his experiences and early research, but also conversations with friends, relatives and noted residents. This self published, hard cover, 9" X 11", 416 page book, has approximately 700 black and white pictures. There is a LIMITED QUANTITY available for $50.00 plus $6.00 for shipping.
Mr. Carver's first book, "A History of Marshall", published in 1993, is also available in a LIMITED QUANTITY. This is a hard cover,
9" X 11" book, with 600 black and white pages and is $40.00 plus $6.00 shipping.
For further information, please call 269-781-5668.
Please send order and check to: RAYMOND CARVER,
22325 B DRIVE SOUTH, MARSHALL, MI 49068