Lost Towns of Mason County, Michigan

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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.
ISBN: 9781467142656
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Michigan
Series: Lost
Images: 72
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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.
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