Summer Dreams: The Story of Bob-lo Island

Learn about the history of Bob-lo Island from Patrick Livingston, author of Summer Dreams: The Story of Bob-lo Island at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Tuesday, June 7th at 7 to 8:30 p.m. Summer Dreams: The Story of Bob-lo Island explores the golden amusement era of Bob-lo Island as well as the island’s fascinating history under Indian, French, British, Canadian and American tourist and residential occupation. From Indian campground to British fort to Amherstburg pasture to artist’s colony to everyone’s amusement park to gated community for the well to do of the Detroit suburbs, Bob-lo has served just about everyone sometime in its past. Author Patrick Livingston is a native of Detroit who visited Bob-lo Island park almost every summer until it closed in 1993. During his formative years, he explored the island from tip to tip.

Registration is required and open to those with a Rochester Hills Public library card. To register go to the Events Calendar at www.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900. The Rochester Hills Public Library is located in downtown Rochester two blocks east of Main Street off of University Drive on Olde Towne Road. For more information, please call 248-650-7124.

 

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