The fourth in a series of books that tell interesting stories of the history of Saugatuck, a small town located in southwestern Michigan where the Kalamazoo River meets Lake Michigan. William G. Butler was the founder and first settler of Saugatuck coming from Connecticut in 1830. Other stories include a round-the-world trip by an area sailor, and an account of Saugatuck's Oval Beach.
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Saugatuck's first settler, William G. Butler, who arrived in 1830, had high hopes for his town near Lake Michigan. He describes his successes and frustrations in five letters written between 1833 and 1842 that draw a fascinating picture of life on the western frontier. This volume also includes the 1869 around-the-world journal of George N. Dutcher (whose father founded Saugatuck's sister town, Douglas), the tale of a duel on the banks of the Kalamazoo in 1904, the history of the cannon on the Village Square, and an account of Saugatuck's Oval Beach. authentically researched history written in a readable style.About the Author:
Kit Lane was associated with Saugatuck area newspapers for more than 20 years. She has written a number of books on Saugatuck-Douglas history, and is the author of Lucius Lyon: An Eminently Useful Citizen, a biography of Michigan's first senator.
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Book Description Pavilion Press, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1877703230