President - Ellen Wiltzer
Co-Vice Presidents - Dave and Jean Bronson
Treasurer - Carol Ardis
Secretary - Tia Warren
Address: Missaukee County Historical Society
P.O. Box 93
Lake City, Michigan 49651
Missaukee County Museum and Historical Site
100 Years Old - 1992
Cabin Day - June 27, 1999
S. Morey Rd. (Rte 55 & 66)
Lake City, Michigan 49651
(3 miles south of Lake City)
OPEN: 2 to 5 pm each weekend from May 15th through October 1, 1999
On June 1, 1989 a bill was passed by the Michigan Legislature establishing
"The Last Sunday in June of each year" as Log Cabin Day.
The Missaukee County Historical Society's Log Cabin is registered as number 24
with the Log Cabin Society of Michigan, Sodus, Michigan.
HISTORY OF THE MISSAUKEE COUNTY MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SITE
The land upon which the log cabin sits was initially granted to the Grand Rapids
Daniel Rose received $525.00 from the McGraft Lumber Company of Muskegon
for all the pine lumber covering this quarter section (160) acres.
1886 - James Carmichael paid $400.00 to the railroad for 60 acres.
James Carmichael sold the farm for $600.00 to Anna Couch who continued to own it
the next 26 years, except for a two year period (1905-1907) when William Reeder owned
The log cabin was built by George and Anna Couch. The logs were taken to
and prepared, then brought back. The cabin was built where it stands.
George W. and Anna Couch sold the farm to Frank and Pearl Bowen for
They reserved the crop of potatoes and millet growing on the farm.
1926 - The farm was in default and sold by Sheriff William Brown to Marion and Lillian Kelly.
1928 - The Kelly's sold to Frank and Stella Tuefel for $2,100.00.
1943 - The Tuefel's sold the farm to A.H. Hunt and Sons.
1952-1965 - Variously owned by Albert and Ella Hunt, Clayton and Everett Hunt
and Audrey Hunt.
1965 - Sold to Charlie Kalis.
1987 - Sold to Frank and Dorothy Sucher.
1988 - The log cabin was leased for one dollar a year to the Missaukee County
Historical Society, as long as it was operated as an historical site open to
the public with no fee charged and operated only with donations.
Summarized from information provided by Madalyn Sundell.
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