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Local History Preserved
The Salem-South Lyon Digital Archives provides a powerful and user friendly database to help you dig deep into South Lyon's past. The archives include South Lyon Herald newspaper issues from1929 to 2007 -- digitized and fully searchable to help you find the information you need. Issues from 2008-2017 are available for in-house use at the library and can be requested at the adult reference desk. This project is maintained by Salem-South Lyon District Library.