Driving north from the Upper Peninsula town of L’Anse along the Keweenaw bay it is hard to miss the water tower in Pequaming. Unlike most water towers that have the name of the town painted on it the one in Pequaming has the word FORD in the iconic font used by the Ford Motor Company. That is because at one time the town of Pequaming was Ford owned town with a massive sawmill that produced lumber for the model-t. You can see a remnant from the old sawmill on the left side of the photo is what remains of the old powerhouse. At one time Henry Ford had a summer residence in the town. As time went on Ford no longer need the lumber and closed the sawmill. The area is now mostly summer resort homes and a harbor for fishing boats.
You can read more about the town in Lost In Michigan Volume 3 available on Amazon HERE
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