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Posted on: December 11, 2017

[ARCHIVED] New Sterling Heights book released to honor City's 50th Anniversary in 2018

In honor of the City’s 50th Anniversary, the City of Sterling Heights is selling a new book about City history it hopes residents and history buffs alike will enjoy.

The book, set to release on Dec. 11, is called “Sterling Heights” and is part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of Modern America series.

City of Sterling Heights Librarian Debbie Vercellone, with the assistance of the Sterling Heights Historical Commission, put together the beautiful 95-page, full color book. The book uses photos and historical accounts to tell the story of the City of Sterling Heights — from its beginnings as a farm-centered town to the bursting suburban metropolis it is today.

Topics covered in “Sterling Heights” includes the City’s population boom between 1960 and 1970, commerce and industry The book details jewels of the City, including the growth of lush parks, the Clinton River, Sterlingfest and much more.

Copies of “Sterling Heights” will be available for sale at City Hall (Community Relations Department) and the Sterling Heights Library for the entire year of 2018. Copies are $20. The book can also be ordered online by going to Arcadia Publishing’s website.

Vercellone will also be doing a book signing at the City’s 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. at City Hall, 40555 Utica Road. Those with questions can contact Community Relations Director Bridget Kozlowski at or calling (586) 446-2471.

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