This image is the cover for the book Bowling Green, Images of America

Bowling Green, Images of America

The city of Bowling Green began as a small settlement on sand ridges of the Great Black Swamp. Through the efforts of determined citizens who tapped into a wealth of natural resources, it became a thriving community. Always looking for opportunities to promote their town, a group of local residents successfully campaigned to secure Bowling Green as the site of Bowling Green State Normal College. The community and college have worked together through the years to develop and strengthen a mutually beneficial relationship that continues to enrich the lives of its student population. Local businesses have provided entertainment and social venues, as well as goods and services to students, and Bowling Green State University has provided cultural and educational programs for residents. Collaborative initiatives have enabled the college and community to work together in order to improve life for the entire Bowling Green community.

Stephen M. Charter

Stephen M. Charter is the head librarian and university archivist at Bowling Green State University Center for Archival Collections. The majority of the images for Bowling Green: A Town and Gown History were gleaned from the diverse photographic collections of the Center for Archival Collections. The images serve to document the community and college, or town and gown, relationship.

Arcadia Publishing