Lost Towns of Mason County, Michigan

Lost Towns of Mason County, Michigan

by Sandra Lewis-Malburg


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More than a century ago, Mason County was a much different, harsher place. Arriving by foot and boat to find a dense wilderness, hardy pioneers carved out tiny settlements stretching right to the coast of Lake Michigan. When the lumber industry arrived in Michigan, the settlements grew to boomtowns and new towns formed. To serve the lumber industry, the railroad spread across the county, and immigrants and settlers flooded in to have their chance at the American Dream. But when the lumber ran out, the mills closed down. Jobs disappeared, and so did these towns. Out of the thirty-nine settlements, only two cities and six fading villages remain today. Join local author Sandi Lewis-Malburg as she uncovers the towns that time forgot.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467142656
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/13/2019
Series: Lost
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,138,127
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Sandi Lewis-Malburg is a mother of five sons: Nicholas, Timothy, Andrew, Gabriel and Noah. A graduate of Mason County Central schools, she earned an associate's degree from West Shore Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University. An avid amateur genealogist, she has photographed eight Mason County cemeteries for the Find-a-Grave website. She lived most of her life in Mason County, where she often worked as a volunteer. She taught at Baldwin Middle and Senior High School, Lake County, Michigan. Now retired and living in Amber Township near Ludington, Michigan, she spends most of her days in research and writing or with her grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Acknowledgements 13

Introduction 15

1 Amber Township 21

2 Branch Township 30

3 Custer Township 38

4 Eden Township 46

5 Freesoil Township 55

6 Grant Township 61

7 Hamlin Township 66

8 Lincoln Township 71

9 Logan Township 75

10 Meade Township 83

11 Pere Marquette Township 88

12 Riverton Township 106

13 Sheridan Township 112

14 Sherman Township 116

15 Summit Township 121

16 Victory Township 129

Conclusion 135

Appendix 143

Sources 145

Index of Place Names 151

About the Author 157

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