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Incorporated as the Farwell City Company by wealthy businessmen and nurtured by a few founding families, Farwell was a unique planned community in the wilderness of mid-Michigan. Farwell brought businessmen, lumberjacks, Civil War veterans, hopeful farmers, and other courageous pioneers due to its location at the convergence of a new state road and the railroad, with valuable virgin timber in all directions. Carefully platted and attracting many businesses, Farwell successfully transitioned from lumbering to agriculture as the pioneer days gave way to the new century. While many neighbors became ghost towns, Farwell continued to make additions to the village, open new schools, and create many social and cultural organizations. From its beginnings as a joint stock company and seat of Clare County to the present-day village, Farwell has endured, adapted, and succeeded at providing generations with a small town to proudly call home.
ISBN: 9781467117067
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Images of America
Images: 231
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Angela Kellogg is the support services librarian at the Harrison District Library and manages the local history collection. Nick Loomis is the information technology director at both the Harrison District Library and the Pere Marquette District Library, as well as the owner of Digital Image Technologies, LLC. This volume represents years of dedication by the Farwell Historical Society and the Clare County Historical Society, as well as the generous donations of residents.
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