Bay County

This is a county formed from portions of Saginaw and Midland; and embracing the whole of what was formerly known as Arenac County. It is bounded on the north by Iosco and Ogemaw counties, on the east by Saginaw Bay and Tuscola County, on the south by Saginaw County, and on the west by Midland and Gladwin counties. The Saginaw River flows for a short distance through the southern part of the county, and the Coq-a-lane, Potatoe, White Feather, Sagenin, Rifle and Aux Grais rivers flow easterly through the northern and central portions, into Saginaw Bay. The general surface of the county is level, heavily wooded, and in some parts swampy.

William Seelye Linton

Biography of William Seelye Linton

A pivotal figure in Saginaw’s history, William Seelye Linton, born in 1856, has been integral to the city’s progress throughout the last fifty years. With ancestral ties to William Penn’s followers, Linton’s life has been a tapestry of industry and civic leadership. Starting as a clerk and quickly ascending to manage his father’s lumber and salt businesses, he has been involved in Saginaw’s development since childhood. His political career includes serving as a state representative, ushering in important legislation and as mayor of Saginaw. Linton’s contributions range from park creations to urban improvements, earning him widespread recognition, including accolades from President Theodore Roosevelt. His dedication has reshaped Saginaw from a lumber town into a prosperous manufacturing city, ensuring his legacy will endure for generations.

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Biographical history of northern Michigan

Biography of H. M. Hemstreet of Forest Home Township, Michigan

That attractive division of Antrim county known as Forest Home township has as one of its representative citizens and leading farmers the subject of this sketch, who has been a resident of the county since 1887 and who was formerly one of the prominent business men of Bellaire, the county seat. Mr. Hemstreet is a native son of the Wolverine state, having been born where the city of Flint now stands, Genesee county, on the 1st of January, 1840. He is a son of Alonzo and Mary (Jenkins) Hemstreet, both of whom were born and reared in the state of

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