Mason County: 1850-1950

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Mason County: 1850–1950 portrays the settlement and growth of Mason County, Michigan, as the area transformed from a land covered in virgin pine and native settlements to communities of farmers and manufacturers. This history of the region begins with images of logging and mills and follows the growth of towns, villages, and individual townships. The adversity, struggles, successes, and joys of carving a new life from the wilderness are captured in more than 200 carefully selected images. These unique photographs illustrate a life of hardship, service, and dedication to faith, family, and community as the area transitioned and changed over the decades.
ISBN: 9781467114455
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Images of America
Images: 198
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
David K. Petersen is a lifelong resident of Mason County and a local historian. He is the author of Images of America: Ludington Car Ferries and Oceana County: 1850–1950, and he has written a weekly history column in the Ludington Daily News for the past 10 years. The unique photographs used in this book were culled from residents, the Mason County Historical Society, and the author's personal collection.