South of Empire a little ways from M-22, I saw this old red building. Normally, I would not think much of it but I saw the wooden sign that read: PLATTE POST OFFICE 1868-1905. One of the residents of the town was F.B. Van Platten, Maybe that is where the name of the town came from. Today it looks like a rather lonely old building with a big pine tree protecting it. I think Platte was just another Michigan town that faded away when the timber was gone. If not for this sign and old building it would be completely forgotten.
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