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The Big Rock Grocery Store, Living Quarters, & Gas Station sign image, Touch for more information
By Joel S., July 7, 2010
The Big Rock Grocery Store, Living Quarters, & Gas Station sign
Michigan (Montmorency County), Atlanta — L1808 — Big Rock
Natural features have often played a role in the naming of communities. One such settlement was Big Rock. Named after a massive boulder, this hamlet was located at the crossroads of present-day M-32 and Thornton Road. Seth Gillet became the first . . . — Map (db m33279) HM
Michigan (Montmorency County), Lewiston — L2132 — Angusdale Stock Farm
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 . . . — Map (db m33253) HM
Michigan (Montmorency County), Lewiston — L0647 — Camp Lunden
In June 1933 two hundred unmarried, able-bodied men between the ages of seventeen and twenty-three, members of the Civilian Conservation Corps, set up camp on Hunt Creek. Soon after, they relocated to this site, which they named Camp Lunden. In 1936 . . . — Map (db m33293) HM
Michigan (Montmorency County), Lewiston — L1500 — Congregational United Church of Christ
Lewiston developed in 1891-1892 around the Michelson and Hanson Lumber Company. Dr. U.H. Traver and George Tuxworth held the first religious meetings in the lumber camp. The Reverend A.M. Hills was sent by the Congregational Conference of Michigan . . . — Map (db m33303) HM

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