In 1836 Lucius Lyon wrote in a letter to a relative. “The place is called Arthursberg but we will change the name, I own the whole town site. It will become one of the most important towns in Michigan.” Located on the banks of the Grand River east of Ionia is the town of Lyons. It never did aspire to the dreams of Lucius Lyon but it has some beautiful old stone buildings and is a nice little town along the river.
P.S. I know many of you will never visit the little town of Lyons or many other small towns I post photos of but I still enjoy highlighting these places. I sometimes hear from people who live in these small communities or did at one time. They are always appreciative of the fact that I show their towns. I guess these posts are like my Hee Haw salute.
P.P.S. I said the words “Hee Haw” to my kids and they gave me that puzzled tilted head look like I was going insane. I guess I am getting old.
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