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[Mappy Monday] What grew here? : Using Vegetation Maps in Your Research

What did the vegetation consist of at the location of Frankenmuth prior to European settlement? It was a beech-sugar maple forest. The answer was easily found using Michigan Natural Features Inventory’s “Vegetation circa 1800 Maps.” These maps show the vegetation growing in Michigan at the time of the General Land Office cadastral surveys taken between 1816 and 1856. 108 more words

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The Letters of Carl Gottlob Ammann : First Settler of Frankenhilf

 “No doubt you have been curious for some time how large our Frankenhilf colony will be. Do not be disturbed when I tell you that as of now my family is the only one that will go there.”

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Cass River Colonial Encampment

Cass River Colonial Encampment

FREE family fun this weekend! River Place Shops presents: Cass River Colonial Encampment. Saturday July 19th, from 9-6 and Sunday July 20 from 9-4. 57 more words

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Field Trip Friday : That St. Lawrence

While recently vacationing on Prince Edward Island, Canada, I waded in Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Gulf of St. Lawrence is named for the same saint as St. 93 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday : Margaretha Barbara (Hildner) Bernthal

Margaretha Barbara (Hildner) Bernthal (12 February 1827-06 January 1895) immigrated to the United States from Germany sometime prior to her marriage to Georg Konrad Bernthal… 108 more words

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Michigan: Saginaw County

Saginaw County (pop. 200,169) is not actually on Saginaw Bay; the northern edge of the county is about 10 miles south of the bay.

The county seat of Saginaw County is the city of Saginaw (pop. 210 more words

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