In southern Midland county near the Saginaw county border, just north of Merrill, is the Jam store in the town of Jam Michigan. It sounds like someplace you would go to get some delicious spread to put on Spatz bread, but I found out the name is actually the initials of the first postmaster of the town. J.A.M. stands for James A Murphy. The post office opened in July 1894, and because the sign on the Jam Store says “Since 1894” I am assuming that is the site of the post office. in September of 1903 the post office closed, probably because all the trees were gone, hence all the farmland.
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