The Professors' Monument
While in Ann Arbor on my book tour, I finally found The Professors' Monument on UofM's campus.
The story of four short lives
This fractured column represents lives cut short and was originally placed here to honor Douglass Houghton. He died at only 36 years old and had already accomplished more than many of us do in a lifetime!
This plaque mentions that Houghton was a medical doctor, a professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology at UofM, and the state of Michigan's first geologist.
One of the fascinating books I read to research my new book, A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk, was
Michigan's Columbus: the Life of Douglass Houghton,
by Steve Lehto.
A most excellent read!
Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington
Last night I had a wonderful reading and signing event at Ann Arbor's newest indie,
My son, Lucas, took time out of studying for his exams to attend the event.
Lucas with the map for my reading!
Literati now has copies of my new book, so stop in to check out this lovely store and the new book.
Literati's spacious downstairs