Monday, October 10, 2016

A Brief Stop in Saugatuck

My next stop in my quest for history was Saugatuck, Michigan.  I didn't really spend too much time here as I was looking for pictures for another post.
 In 1833, a man named William C. Butler bought some land and had a village plat laid out.  It was originally known as Kalamazoo Village.  It stands at the mouth of the Kalamazoo River.
 In 1836, the Kalamazoo name was given to the town of Bronson, Michigan which was originally named for its founder Titus Bronson.  In 1868, the first postmaster of Saugatuck suggested the current name and it stuck.
The main industry now is tourism.

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