Date of Award
Master of Arts
Charles F. Heller
George H. Lauff
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Introduction and Conceptual Framework
Kalamazoo County, like much of southern Michigan in which it is located, is the locale for a unique type of rural settlement - the lakeshore dormitory community. These communities, located at inland lakes which were popular summer resorts in the early years of this century, have experienced stages of development unlike those of any other type of rural community. These stages and the historical events connected with them, have undoubtedly left visible impressions on the character of the present communities.
Penzkofer, Mary E., "The Evolution of the Gull Lake Community, 1900-1975" (1975). Masters Theses. 3902.