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A collection of three photos were recently shared with the Cleaver from the Welty Family, long time seasonal residents of Lake George.  At times old photos have no back story and we are left to … more
History often presents seemingly impossible to answer questions.  W. J., a reporter for the Detroit Free Press, visited the logging camp of Winfield Scott Gerrish in 1878 and his report was … more
A MAJOR COUNTY HISTORIC FIND The Clare County Historical Society announces a unique donation. A log mark of Ammi W. Wright believed to be from about the 1870’s.   Following contact … more
It's been sixty years since John "Spikehorn" Meyer passed away in the Gladwin Nursing home.  He claimed to be in his 80 the last 30 years of his life and was 89 when he died on September 19, … more
Linen postcards from the  1930s and 1940s wa something I had largely overlooked in collecting and researching Clare County.  So many are available and at an expensive price they didn't seem … more
Clare County’s first township was not Grant, Sheridan, nor Surrey Township, it was Three Lakes Township.  According to Forrest Meek in Michigan’s Timber Battleground (1976) in “January of … more
Ernest Merrill may be the most photographed man in early Harrison history.  Viewing so many photos of Harrison it became easy to spot Ernest Merrill in each photograph.  The same jaunty … more
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