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Arenac County Historical Album - Page 19

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The Gravelly Shoal light replaced the Charity Island light in 1930. Gravelly Shoal is the point where incoming freighters turn southeast into the inner Saginaw Bay toward the Saginaw River.
ladybaltimore.jpg A group on the dock for the Point Lookout Hotel. The ship would have arrived from Bay City.
hotel2.jpg The Point Lookout Hotel annex.
bakery.jpg Inside the Au Gres Bakery.
au_gres_arial.jpg An aerial view of Au Gres looking toward the east and the Saginaw Bay.
ss_hurona.jpg A picture from the water of a unique home at Point Lookout.
omer_ad_no_date.jpg An early advertisement for Omer possibly in 1947. It is difficult to read, but interesting. The ad says: Left upper corner – Excellent Fishing, Duck and Partridge Hunting, Boating and Swimming, Skating and Skiing. Right upper corner: Fine school and hospital. Excellent factory sites. Rail and bus service. Many overnight cabins, tourist homes and free camp sites. Center of ad: OMER, "Onion Capital of the World", Where US-23 crosses the beautiful Rifle River. The Great Plains of Northern Michigan begin here where deer hunting has become famous along the scenic wildlife trails. Omer offers oil fields, rich farm lands, fine garages, stores and restaurants. For further information write Omer Chamber of Commerce & Omer City Council.
paving_Omer_street.jpg A crew paving a street in Omer around 1921.

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Arenac County Historical Society; 304 East Michigan Avenue; P. O. Box 272; Au Gres, Michigan  48703-0272;  989-876-6399

Last updated:  01/18/2010.   Content 2005-2010 by the Arenac County Historical Society