Grand Haven Area 1860-1960, The (Images of America) by Wallace K. Ewing Ph.D.,David H. Seibold D.D.S. PDF

By Wallace K. Ewing Ph.D.,David H. Seibold D.D.S.

ISBN-10: 0738519944

ISBN-13: 9780738519944

ISBN-10: 1531613519

ISBN-13: 9781531613518

Grand Haven is nestled in wooded dunes and surrounded through the waters of Lake Michigan, Spring Lake, and the Grand River. lower than the management of Rev. William Montague Ferry, the 1st settlers arrived from Mackinac Island November 2, 1834. In acceptance of the port's huge, accommodating and secure harbor, Rix Robinson, fur dealer and land holder, platted and named the city April 15, 1835. The nearly two hundred images during this ebook are from the files of the Tri-Cities historic Museum. they supply a useful visible glimpse of the locations, humans, and occasions that formed the Grand Haven quarter, which additionally comprises Ferrysburg and Spring Lake, within the severe century among 1860 and 1960. In Grand Haven's early years the lumber took benefit of the towering white pines that grew for miles round, delivering lumber for Chicago, Milwaukee, and different port towns. in this interval the mineral water spas in Spring Lake, Fruitport, and Grand Haven spawned the world vacationer that continues to be alive this present day. through 1890 the big tracts of wooded area have been long past and the realm sawmills closed. The slack was once taken up by way of the Grand Trunk carferries, which started cross-lake provider in 1903, making Grand Haven one of many busiest ports on Lake Michigan for the subsequent 30 years.

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