View of Saginaw, Saginaw County, M.I., 1867 / drawn & published by A. Ruger.
This bird’s-eye view print of Saginaw, Michigan was drawn and published by Albert Ruger, Chicago Lith. in 1867. Saginaw was settled in the 1850's along the Saginaw River.
Saginaw, and East Saginaw on the east side of the river, grew with Michigan’s lumber industry. A number of saw mills were located along the river at this location.
Fallen trees in the area were floated downstream to Saginaw where the wood was processed for shipment by either steamer or railroad. East Saginaw was an important transportation center for Michigan railroads in the 1860's.
East Saginaw and Saginaw Township, along with Salinas to the south, were consolidated in 1889 as Saginaw.
The illustration depicts port activities and shows labeled roads, buildings, waterways and horse-railroad routes. It features inset illustrations of the following:
- Taylor House, Wm. K. Taylor, Proprietor, corner Court & Hamilton Sts.
- Residence of Newell Barnard, Hamilton St.
- Residence of G. L. Barrous, Washington St. corner of Cass.
- Residence of Mrs. G. W. Bullock, Court St.
- Union School, Court St.
- Residence of H. L. Miller, Washington St.
- Residence of C. D. Little, State Road.
- Residence of Wm. M. Miller, corner Washington & Jefferson Sts.
- Herrig’s & Krocmann’s Block, Water St.
Features references to the following locations:
- Court House.
- Union School House.
- Ward School Houses.
- Presbyterian Church.
- Lutheran Church.
- Episcopal Church.
- Baptist Church.
- Catholic Church.