Legendary Locals of Saginaw

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Saginaw's river system was important to settlement in the area. The Shiawassee, Tittabawassee, and Saginaw Rivers converge at a place called Green Point. It was here that Native Americans lived long before the first white man came. Louis Campau was the first permanent white settler. Later, Gen. Louis Cass arrived and was commissioned to negotiate a treaty with the Indians for the purpose of acquiring a large portion of their lands. Settlers began to arrive, along with trappers and fur traders, but the city did not begin to grow until men from the East found that a fortune could be made in lumbering white pine trees. Men such as Curtis Emerson, Norman Little, Jesse Hoyt, Wellington R. Burt, and Little Jake Seligman prospered because of the lumber boom. When lumbering waned, many of the lumber barons remained in Saginaw and established new businesses. Saginaw has legendary leaders and heroes in the areas of medicine, education, agriculture, business, and industry. Many are highlighted throughout the chapters of this book.
ISBN: 9781467101110
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 155
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Roberta M. Morey, a retired elementary teacher, has authored three previous books with Arcadia Publishing. She became interested in local history after acquiring a large collection of postcards depicting early Saginaw scenes.
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