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Monday, March 21, 2011

St. Louis Historical Society

The St. Louis Historical Society in located the small town of St. Louis with a population of around 5000 people. Their claim to fame is being in the geographical middle of mitten. Its beginnings date back to the 1850's and when lumbering was their main industry until when drilling a well, it was found the water to have magnetic properties and a bath house was built that did not close until 1961! The historical museum is located in the old Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad station and displays items from the early life of St. Louis in flour mills, tanneries, sawmills and household items. In the 1880's there were seven hotels in St. Louis to accommodate travelers between Grand Rapids and Saginaw. Recently, the Society purchased the log cabin, moved it to across the street from the museum and are busy with restoration. Museum is open on Thursday afternoons.

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