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Near Lewiston in Montmorency County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Angusdale Stock Farm

 
 
Angusdale Stock Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 7, 2010
1. Angusdale Stock Farm Marker
Inscription. A Milwaukee businessman, Cephas Buttles became aware of Lewiston through his brother-in-law David Kneeland, the president of Kneeland and Bigelow Lumber Company. In 1901 Buttles purchased 25,000 acres of cutover timberlands and started the Home Colony Company, intent on populating the northern part of the Lower Peninsula. Buttles built the 1,200-acre Angusdale Stock Farm in 1902 as a model for his company, and he featured photographs of it in his sales literature. The promise of cheap fertile land and winter job opportunities at local mills lured former lumbermen, miners, and immigrants - primarily Scandinavians - to the area. By the 1920s, however, the topsoil became depleted of nutrients and Lewiston's land boom ended.
 
Erected 2004 by Michigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2132.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 44° 57.589′ N, 84° 18.812′ W. Marker is near Lewiston, Michigan, in Montmorency County. Marker is on Buttles Road 0.7 miles south of Michigan Highway 32, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8291 Buttles Road, Atlanta MI 49709, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Angusdale Stock Farm Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 7, 2010
2. Angusdale Stock Farm Home and Marker
At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Rock (approx. 5.1 miles away); Congregational United Church of Christ (approx. 5.1 miles away); Camp Lunden (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 662 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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