View of St. Clair, St. Clair County, M.I., 1868 / drawn & published by A. Ruger.
This panoramic print of St. Clair, Michigan was drawn and published by Albert Ruger, Chicago Lith. in 1868. St. Clair township was established in the 1820's along the St. Clair River near the mouth of Pine River.
Named after American general and politician Arthur St. Clair, St. Clair maintained a healthy lumber industry in the early years, but was mostly known for its agricultural and horticultural interests.
Industries took notice of St. Clair, and its excellent water-power benefits, in the 1840's. St. Clair was the county seat of St. Clair County until 1871, when it was removed to Port Huron.
The illustration shows labeled roads, buildings and waterways. It features port activities in the foreground.
Features references to the following locations:
- Court House.
- City Hotel.
- Union School.
- Baptist Church.
- Congregational Church.
- Methodist Church.
- Lutheran Church.
- Episcopal Church.
- Catholic Church.