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Arenac County Historical Album - Page 3

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local_farmer.jpg
A Local Farmer?
pt_lookout_beach.jpg Point Lookout Beach and pier prior to 1901
pt_lookout_dock_2.jpg Point Lookout pier looking toward shore about 1900. The Hotel seen thru the trees was built in 1885 by Frank Fitzhugh. It burned in June of 1915. Walter Burdick is in the foreground with white cap.
ptlkotshp1.jpg Point Lookout between 1902-1905.
The big paddlewheel craft on the near side of the dock is the "State of New York" which carried freight from Detroit and passengers from Saginaw and Bay City. On the other side of the pier is the "Flora". Off the end is the "Josie". The first cottage was owned by Luther Holland. The second cottage is still owned by the family of former Mayor Dr. George Stewart.
mccaslin6_066.jpg We have a lady looking for any descendents of Emily (Wise) Smith to share information that she has. This is the 1st of 2 home page pictures. Emily was married to Geter Smith, had 7 children and is shown in this picture in 1926 in Alger. She was born in 1852 and passed away in 1928. She lived in Standish sometime after 1884 and then in Alger until her death in 1928. Anyone who might be or know of a descendent of Emily, please contact Beth Carr; 1026 W. Grand Blanc Road, Grand Blanc, Michigan, 48439 or email michaelj327@comcast.net.
beth_carr_2.jpg This is the 2nd picture in the search for descendents of Emily (Wise) Smith. This is a picture of Hattie (Smith) Maloney (Married a Runyan later) who was Emily’s daughter. Hattie was born in 1876 and passed away in 1967. It is not known for sure if she lived in Arenac County or not but she had one sister, Minnie (Smith) Bunting that did. Anyone who might be or know of a descendent of Emily, please contact Beth Carr; 1026 W. Grand Blanc Road, Grand Blanc, Michigan, 48439 or email michaelj327@comcast.net.
orig_m70_1.jpg View of construction of the first gravel road in Arenac County, Old M-70, built by Johnson Orr.
orig_m70_2.jpg Johnson Orr company pay vouchers to be presented to the county clerk for payment for work on the Old M-70 road.

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