Guide to the Lands in the State of Michigan; Now for Sale, Comprised in the Grant of Over One Million Acres to the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad Company

Guide to the Lands in the State of Michigan; Now for Sale, Comprised in the Grant of Over One Million Acres to the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad Company

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...I am!'" a valuable water course, tortuous in its meandering?, having for its fountain head numerous small lakes, fed from living springs in the counties of Antrim and Crawford--pine is found in great quantities. The City of Manistee at its mouth on Lake Michigan, with the contiguous villages of Stronach and Filerville situated about one mile inland from Lake Michigan, are points where an immense lumber trade is had with Chicago, Milwaukee and other ports. There are several water and a large number of steam mills in the county, which annually turn out millions of feet of lumber, together with fabulous quantities of lath and shingle. During the season of navigation, communication is daily made with all the principal villages, towns and cities on Lake Michigan.' The streams in this county, other than the Manistee, are Little Manistee, in the southwestern tier of townships, and Betsey River and Big Creek in the northern portion. There are numerous lakes of fine water, the largest being Portage, fifteen miles north of the City of Manistee. Quite an extensive business is done in wood ail along Lake Michigan, for a distance of thirty miles on the border of the county. Just north of Manistee county lies the county of Benzie, within whose boundaries the fine institution of learning, known as "Grand Traverse College," is situated. It is in a flourishing condition, and though originally located right in "the wilderness," it has, by dint of great exertion and an amount of personal self-sacrifice on the part of its founders and patrons, that would be hard to estimate, been placed upon a permanent foundation for future success. As an evidence of what perseverance, faith, hope and high Christain aims will accomplish, this institution...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123660492X
  • 9781236604927