Walled Lake – Small Town, Big History

Courtesy of Lori Marshick, http://www.lorimarshick.com/

Walled Lake Park, back in the day! Courtesy of Lori Marshick, http://www.lorimarshick.com/

This webpage was created as my final project for Professor Roger Rosentreter’s Michigan History Class at Michigan State University, Fall Semester 2014. The goal of this website project is to tell the story of my own home town of Walled Lake Michigan from its earliest days up to 2014.

The City of Walled Lake – located in Southwestern Oakland County, Greater Detroit – is a small town, spanning almost 2.2 square miles and home to just over 7,000 people. Though small in size, the town has a big history behind it, spanning almost 200 years. The quiet neighborhoods and peaceful lakeside homes along the lake that gives the town its name mask a once boisterous and exciting past. Join us as we trace this history, from the arrival of the first settler in 1825 to the modern day!

Sunset over Mercer Beach, November 2014 (Own Work)

Sunset over Mercer Beach, November 2014 (Own Work)

Special thanks go to Lori Marshick, the Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society, the Novi Public Library, and the Walled Lake City Library, whose historical archives and pictorial resources made this project possible!

Daniel Geoffrey: HST 320, Michigan State University, 2014