Ludington became the Mason county seat in 1873, when county offices were moved from the now-vanished village of Little Sauble. At that time Ludington was the county’s most prosperous settlement. Formerly called Pere Marquette, Ludington was platted in 1867 by Milwaukee lumberman James Ludington. The town served as a shipping center for West Michigan lumber.
I was roaming around the city of Jackson and I came across this old firehouse. I like to have an interesting story to go with my pics, but I was not able to find any information about it on the internet other than it is closed. The ENGINE HOUSE No. 4 sign over the garage
Thank you so much for following Lost In Michigan and reading my posts. If you are not aware of it, I also do the Camp Michigan website which you can see HERE. I am giving away a copy of the Unofficial State Park Handbook to one of my lucky followers. It’s really easy to enter.
I like photographing old barns and advertising murals. So naturally, I love this old barn with the New Era Potato Chips logo painted on the silo. New Era was founded in Detroit in the 1920s. They had four plants throughout the Midwest and was one of the dominant potato chips in the region. During the
Michigan has a few lumbering and mining ghost towns scattered around the state. Near the old historic Quincy Mine north of Hancock, I saw these old forgotten houses. They are on US-41 in Franklin Township. I call them ghost houses because the area still has people living and working in it, but I assume these
On US-12 in the town of Somerset Center is McCourtie Park. The park has some wonderful concrete bridges that span a little creek which flows through the park. A Historical marker tells the stories of these bridges and the park: Somerset Center native W. H. L. McCourtie (1872 – 1933) was introduced to the cement
Flint and Pere Marquette Depot The first twenty-five miles of track for the Port Huron & Northwestern Railroad opened from Port Huron to Croswell in 1879. Marlette residents lured the railroad by raising $15,000 toward construction of the tracks. The line extended from Saginaw Junction in St. Clair County to Marlette in January 1881, and
I saw these two old barns standing together like an old married couple watching over their family. They are just outside of the town of Posen. it’s northwest of Alpena, and the area was settled by Polish immigrants in the late 1800s. They named the town Posen after a providence of Poznan in Poland. These
I thought this house south of downtown Albion was magnificent, and I loved the roof. I see many beautiful old houses and wonder about their history but thankfully it had a Michigan Historical Marker proudly posted in front of it which reads: Augustus P. Gardner (1817-1905), a wealthy hardware merchant, built this Victorian style house
I know it’s starting to warm up outside, and spring will be here soon. However, I still have a few pics from winter that I have not posted yet. I saw this little old house fighting through another Michigan blizzard near Dighton. It looks as though it has seen many winters and is close to