Historic Map - Grand Haven, MI - 1868

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View of Grand Haven, Ottawa County, M.I., 1868 / drawn & published by A. Ruger.

This bird’s-eye view print of Grand Haven, Michigan was drawn and published by Albert Ruger, Merchants Lith. Co. in 1868. Grand Haven was settled in the 1830's and incorporated as a city in 1867.

Grand Haven’s deep-water harbor, off Lake Michigan, was a major transportation point for the area’s lumber industry in the 1800's. Shipbuilding was also a local interest in the waters of Lake Michigan, Grand River and Spring Lake.

Mineral water in the region was discovered to contain healthful benefits which began Grand Haven’s prosperous tourism industry.

The image includes labeled streets, buildings, waterways and railroad route. The steamer “Detroit” is displayed in the foreground.

Features numbered references to the following locations:

  • Court House.
  • School House.
  • D. & M. R. R. Depot.
  • D. & M. R. R. Freight House.
  • Cemetery.
  • Congregational Church.
  • Presbyterian Church.
  • Dutch Church.
  • Dutch Reformed Church.
  • Lutheran Church.

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