This old log cabin stands in the Huron Manistee National forest about 15 miles northwest of Baldwin. The hand-painted sign above the door reads “Sauble Station est 1937” The town started in 1898 with a depot on the Manistee and Grand Rapids railroad. A post office was opened up in the general store in 1910. I could not find anything that tells the story of the demise of the small sawmill town, but I can only assume the trees were cut by the lumberjacks. With no trees left for cutting up into lumber, the lumberjacks moved on and the town faded away.
This little log cabin stands along the road where the town once stood. I am not sure if is old enough to have been part of the town originally, but it is a reminder of the long-forgotten town in the western Michigan forest.
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