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Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library

Michigan Scoundrels: Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions

Michigan Scoundrels: Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions
Michigan author and historian Norma Lewis presentation
  • When Jan 24, 2024 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-500)
  • Where Community Room
  • Contact Name Cricket Stevenson
  • Contact Phone 231-937-5575
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Michigan author and historian Norma Lewis presents Michigan Scoundrels: Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Community Room in the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library. 

The rich history of the Wolverine State has a serious dark side. In the Detroit area, the Black Legion outdid the Ku Klux Klan in hate but remained secret until one of its leaders was implicated in a murder. John Harvey Kellogg of Battle Creek was equal parts physician and quack. Then there were the state's two self-proclaimed kings--James Jesse Strang, the leader of a Mormon group on Beaver Island, and Albert Molitor, the reputed illegitimate son of German royalty who established his own kingdom on Presque Isle. Lewis' book presents a gallery of the state's most despicable criminals, crooks, conmen and more.