- Businesses - Buildings, Manufacturing, Merchants, etc.

Buildings: Jump to: Manufacturing | Merchants | Publishing | Services | Transportation

Business Buildings:

* Central Block (Shearer) (1879 News) Washington & Center, describes architectural plans.
* Ridotto Building (1896-1940) n.e. corner Madison & Center aves.

Entertainment

Theater: Buckley & Clay Co. - Theater management (John Buckley, Samuel G. Clay)
Theater: Regent - Washington Ave., in Davidson bldg.
Theater: Theatrical News History - Old news items related to Bay City.
Wenona Beach Amusement Park - Along Saginaw Bay, end of Patterson Rd., Bangor Twp.
* Woods Opera House - Washington & 6th (fist theatre bldg.)

Hotels (Houses).

* Arlington House (Estb. 1868) by Bunnell bros., still standing.
* Campbell House (Estb. 1868) by George Campbell, cor. Water & Thirds sts.
* Colonial Hotel & Apartments (1905 News) Center & VanBuren, opening, former Young residence.
* Forest City Hotel (1949 News) Washington & 6th, end near.
* Fraser House (Blt. 1865) Center & Water
* Globe Hotel (Est. 1838) Water & 5th st., by Sidney S. Campbell.
* Republic Hotel (1905 News) Saginaw st., renovations completed.
* Wenonah Hotel (1908 News) Water & Center, description of
* Wenonah Hotel (1908 News) Water & Center, opening of.

Manufacturing: Jump to: Buildings | Merchants | Publishing | Services | Transportation

General.

* Aladdin Company (1906-1987) Manufacturers of readi-cut homes.
* Bay City Brewing Co. Aka: Van Meter & Co. - Plant located on 23 & Water sts.
* Bay City Shovels Co. Aka: Bay City Dredging Works - Plant located on east side of Center Ave., just east of Livingston St.
* Bousfield Wooden Ware Co. (1883 Article) Harrison st., wooden-ware mfr.
* Columbia Sugar Co. Estb. 1901, (aka. German-American Sugar Co.)
* Crump Manufacturing Co. Estb. 1884, West Bay City | Box mfr.
* Emery & Garland Co. Estb. 1874 - Manufacturer/dealer of saw-mill equipment.
* Hecla Portland Cement & Coal Co. Estb. 1901, 1 mile frontage on Saginaw River.
* Industrial Works (1890 News) Saginaw st., cranes mfr. doubling in size.
* Kolb Bros. (Salzburg Brewery) Tags: Kolb & Westover, West Bay City
* Lewis Manufacturing Co. (1879-1973) Tags: Liberty pre-cut homes, Lewis, Miller, Merrill, Trombley
* M. Garland Company Estb. 1871. Manufacturer of conveyors and other saw mill equipment.
*McKinnon Manufacturing Co. - One of the largest machine manufacturers in the country. - See bio. John D. McKinnon
* Michigan Pipe Co. (1871-1956) Locate near river off Madison Ave. Mfd. wood pipes.
* National Cycle Manufacturing Company (1892-1916) - Bicycles | Natco Trucks
* North American Chemical Co. Estb. 1898, mfr. of chlorate & other chemical products.
* Phoenix Brewing Co. (1940 News) Arbor st., established 72 years ago.Times
* Smalley Bros. & Co.(aka. Valley Iron Works) Founded 1866. Loc. Saginaw st., bet. 10th & 11th.
* Sparling's Machine Shop Williams & James St. - Owner Jake Sparling.
* West Bay City Manufacturing Co. - Planing mill est. 1881 in West Bay City.
* Wilson Hoop Co. - aka: Goldied Mfg. Co., wood manufacturer est. 1882 in West Bay City.
* World's Star Knitting Co. - aka: Bay City Knitting Co., founded 1895, by Archibald Galbraith.

Coal Mining:

* Saginaw Valley Coal Mining Listing mines, includes MI coal history.

Lumber - Mills & Salt blocks:

* B. F. Partridge Mill (1854) Aka: Fraser/H.A. Braddock, Peter & Lewis, Seth McLean & Sons. Bio. Henry M. Campbell
* Carrier & Co. Mill (1867) Essexville. Owners Edwin G. Carrier & John Heath
* Catlin & Fraser Mill (1846) Aka: Catlin & Jennison; Jennison & Rouse.
* Drake Bros. Mill (1851) Tags: Aka: Kibbee, Whittemore & Co; N.P. Steward; E.P. Litchfield; J. Welch Co.
* Hopkins, Pomeroy & Fraser Mill (1846) Aka: Hugh Dunlap; Burns & Wheeler; Grant & Fay; Gates & Fay; S.G.M. Gates
* John McGraw & Co. mill Estb. 1868, on Harrison, aka: T.H. Mcgraw, Birdsall & Barker.
* Kneeland-Bigelow Co. - Est. 1901, by D.M. Kneeland & Charles E. Bigelow.
* McIntyre & McEwan Mill (1850) Aka: Wm. & Alex. McEwan, J. & W. McEwan, John McEwan, McEwan Bros.
* Raymond & Watson Mill (1851) Aka: James & Shearer & Co.
* Ross & Wentworth Lumber Mill (1935 News) Water st., last of big mills closing.
* Russell, Miller & Co. Mill (1851) Aka: Albert Miller co., A & A Miller Co., Miller & Lewis Co.
* Watrous, Southworth & Co. Mill (1851) Aka: Alonzo Chesbrough, George C. Meyers.

Miscellaneous:
Bay City, Great English Salt Trust. (1888) Interview with Henry W. Page by Tribune newspaper.
* Bay City, Lumber Town (The Blazed Trail) (1907) Ref. to Bay City, invasion of lumberjacks.
* Bay City, Lumber Strike (1870 News) - Sheriff P.J. Perrott quells strike with force.
* Michigan, Lumber Manufacture (1887 News) Description of mfg. process.
* Michigan, Lumber Regions (1868 Article) Historical account.
* Michigan, Pine Tree's Lament (1887 News) Essay about forests & lumbering.
* Michigan, Salt of the Earth (1887 News) Describes MI salt industry, statitics.
* Saginaw Valley, Early Lumbering - 1884 article by Judge Albert Miller.
* Saginaw Valley, First Saw Mills - 1872 article by Albert Miller.
* Saginaw Valley, Lumber Strike of 1885 - "10 Hours or No Sawdust!" 78 mills shut down.

Shipbuilding: See Maritime

Sugar:

Sugar Factories in Bay County, MI (1901) - Report detailing sugar industry in county.

Merchants: Jump to: Buildings | Publishing | Services | Transportation

* Gougeon Grocery Store (1909 News) Henry st., letter to NY firm, won't go to Saginaw.
* Jennison & Co. Hardware (1886 News) Water & 5th, history of hardware stores.
* Park & Munger Company (Est. 1850) General merchandise. Aka: Romer, Lovell Co.
* Putz Hardware Store (1966 News) Salzburg, celebrating 50th anniversary.

Publishing & Printing Jump to: Buildings | Merchants | Services | Transportation

*Bay City Democrat - See Bio. of George Washington - founder.
* Bay City Early Newspaper History (1937 News) First paper published in 1865.
* Bay City Morning Chronicle (1873 News) Argument by Morning Chronicle for only one newspaper.
* Bay City Press (First Edition) (1859 News) Intro by Wm. A. Bryce, editor, later known as Bay City Times & Press.
* Bay City Press & Times (News Brevities) (1863 News) Stories published Oct. 31.
* Bay City Times, The (1915 News) Adams & 5th, history of, incl. ref. to many early papers.
* Bay City Tribune - Year End Review of 1881.
* Bay City Tribune - Year End Review of 1882
* Bay City Tribune (1887) Years Ago, 1835-1858.
* Bay County Newspaper History (1876) From the Michigan Centennial of 1876.
* Lumberman's Gazette (1872 news) First issue published by H.S. Dow.

Services Jump to: Buildings | Merchants | Publishing | Transportation

* Bush-Clift Insurance Agency (1895 news) Consolidation, succeeds Drake-Corwin.
* Jones Clinic Building (1916 news) Jackson & 5th, building nearly completed.
Mercy Hospital, Former Mayor's Home (1956 news) Water st., soon to be demolished.

Transportation (Automotive, railroads, etc.): Jump to: Buildings | Merchants | Publishing | Services

* Auto: Bay City car made nearly 30 years-ago. (1928 News) Made by Henry Williamson.
* Bicycle: Mrs. E.C. Campbell Tricycle Patent (1895 News) - Designed for easy riding by the elderly.
* Railroads: Michigan Central Depot (1889 News) Four articles on building new depot. - Newspaper
* Railroads: Michigan Central (1890 News) Improvements; depot & Jackson St. - Newspaper
* Railroads: Saginaw Valley Accidents 1889 - Listing of indivudals killed or injured.
* Roads/Sts.: Bay City to East Saginaw. (1860 News) Road needed (newspaper)
* Roads/Sts.: Midland-Bay City Rd. (1927 News) - Building of (newspaper)
* Streetcars: Bay City's Last (1924 News) - Bay City Times-Tribune.
  • Also see MEMORIES.
  • - Disasters -

    Earth Quakes:

    * Earth Quake (1935 news) Bay City feels shock of Montana earth quake.

    Fires:

    Amelith:
    * Amelith: Major village fire. (11 Dec. 1896 news) Frankenlust twp.

    Bay City:
    * Bousfield & Co. Fire (1881 news) Harrison st., woodenware mfr.
    * Corbin School fire. (1907 news) Fulton & Litchfield, building destroyed.
    * Miller & Turner Fire (1892) Destroyed 300 buildings, costing $1,000,000 in damages.
    * South End Fire on July 25, 1892 (8 pages) City's largest fire spread across 40 block area.
    * Union Block Fire. (1890 news) Water St., damages to furniture bus., museum, bank, telegraph.
    * Water Street (4 blks.) (1863 news) Also, fires in Kawkawlin & Salzburg.
    * {Westover Block} (1886 article) Washington & 6th, damage to theatre, Second Natl. Bank, Simon bldg.
    * Woods Opera House Gone. (1902 news) Washington & 6th, Zaremba dead, Bay City Club, Fenner store.

    Portsmouth:
    * McGraw & Co. Mill Total Loss. (1872 news) Harrison St., bet. 40th & 41st sts.

    West Bay City:
    * Fire Detroys Two Block Area. (1890 news) WBC Brewery, Carpenter & Co., salt block.
    * Wenona, Village Fire (1872 news) Linn & Jane sts., Martin Obrien bldg. destroyed.

    Others:
    * Year-end Review of Wood-Working Fires. (1881 news) Over 160 lumber bus. fires.

    - Government -

    Bay City:

    * City Hall, Bay City (1894) Construction Details - The Sunday Times
    * City Hall's Clock, Bay City (1916) Describes old water powered clock.
    * Council Meeting, Bay City: 1907 Jun 12 - Washington pk., Wenona Htl., bill boards, sidewalks.
    Financial Report, Bay City 1884 - Details finances and people by department.
    Fire Dept. History 1918 Estb. 1859, recounts many early fires.
    Fire Dept., Bay City: Union Red Rover Fire Co. 1 (1861 news) List names of members. - BCPT
    * History as of 1911, Bay City: - Captures city's rapid growth in lumbering and geographical expansions.
    * Public Buildings, Parks, Cemeteries, etc., Bay City (1875) Description.

    Bay County:

    * Bay County Jail (1872-1840) - Center & Jefferson, Bay City
    * Bay County Poor Farm (1865-1964) - History. Located n.e. off Hampton & Knight Rds., Hampton Twp.
    * Election 1860, Contested - Henry Raymond vs. Appleton Stevens for seat in House of Representatives.
    * Organizational Sketch of Bay County - (1876) by B.F. Partridge

    - Groups - Clubs, Organizations, Unions, Ethnic, etc.

    Clubs/Societies:

    Anne Frisby Fitzhugh Chapter - Daughters of the American Revolution.
    * Bay City: Anne Frisby Fitzhugh Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
    Bay City Art Club Established 1899, for study of art history.
    * Bay City & County Masonic Lodges - History dating back to 1861.
    Bay City Board of Commerce. History, officers.
    * Bay City: Civic Societies in 1875 - Listing of prominent civic organizations.
    Bay City Elks Lodge #88 - History & 1923 memorial with list of deceased members.
    Bay City Rotary Club Organized 1915.
    Bay City Woman's Club - Organized 1892.
    Bay Co. Historical Society (1937 news) Details of its organization.
    Bay Co. Pioneer Society Organized 1874. Early history, members.
    German Pioneer Assoc. of Bay City & Saginaw History of early Germans.
    * Michigan Women's Suffrage Association - Include women from Bay city, Bay Co.
    * Peninsulars & YMCA Organizations (1889 news) Moving in/out of Walton Block.

    Education:

    * Bay City's First High School - Opened 1869 on Farragut & 9th Sts.
    * Bay City School History - (1937 news) near Columbus, first school was log cabin.
    * {Bay Co. Central Library} - (1922 article) Center ave., BC, opening of
    * First Schools in Bay City - 1916 essay by Cornelia M. Richardson.
    * School Histories - 1940, (See school listing below.) - Bay City Times
    Central High, Corbin, Dolsen, Eastern Jr. High, Farragut, Fremont, Garfield, Handy Jr. High, Lincoln, McKinley, Park, Riegel, Trombley, Washington, Wenona, Woodside.

    Indians:

    {History of Ottawa & Chippewa History} (1887 article) by Andrew J. Blackbird.
    * Indians of Saginaw Valley (Memories) (1865 article) in Bay City Journal newspaper.
    * Indian History, Saginaw Valley (1865 news) Traditions of Saginaw Valley
    * Indian History, Saginaw Valley (1918) Names of Indians during pioneer settlement period.
    * {Indian Treaty of 1819 at Saginaw} (1819) History/Settlers
    * Mound-Builders of Saginaw Valley (1881) Ancient people preceded Indians, by Wm. McCormick.
    * Saginaw, Origin of Name. (1937 news) Derived from Sauk Indians.

    Religion:

    First Baptist Church, Bay City 1875 history, founded in 1863.
    * {St. Stanislaus Church} (1892) Dedication of Building - Bay City Times Press
    * Trinity Church, Bay City 1886 history, founded 1854 | Birney, Fitzhugh, Cranage, Catlin, etc.
    * Visitation Church, Bay City (pdf) History by Ray Herek,

    Unions:

    * Bay City Typographical Union Article from 1914.
    * Lumber Strike, Saginaw Valley 1886 (See Business/Lumber)
    * Pattern Makers Union, Bay City Excerpts, Industrial Works strike, names of officials.

    Others:

    * Jewish Colony of 1891 in Huron Co. (1923 news) Russian Jews from Bay City.
    * Poles of Bay City (1895) - Within 3 years 200 Polish families came.
    * Residents of Bay Co. in 1847 (1847 article) by Judge Albert Miller.

    - Maritime -

    Bridges:

    * South Center Street & Twenty-third Street (1890) City comm. meeting on bridges.
    * Third Street: Man Walks Off (1879) Bay City Chronicle & Tribune
    * Third Street: County Buys A Bridge (1883) Bay City Daily Tribune
    * Third Street: New Iron Structure (1890) Bay City Daily Tribune
    * Twenty-third & Salzburg (1872) New bridge being built.

    Shipbuilding:

    * Bay City Boats Co. Began in 1917 taking over "knock-down boats" from Defoe Shipbuild.
    * Crosthwaite's Shipyard & Dry Dock (Estb. 1864) Tags: Bangor Twp, Bay City
    *Davidson Shipbuilding Co.:
    *Davidson Shipbuilding History Established in 1874.
    * Australasia steamship Article Aug. 28, 1884 - BC Tribune
    * Defoe Shipbuilding Co. (1905-1972) - Aka: Defoe Boat and Motor Works.
    * Weed's Shipyard (Estb. 1865) Tags: Bangor Twp., Bay City
    *F. W. Wheeler & Co.:
    * History - Estb. 1876-77, 1879 Wheeler & Crane. Tags: Shipbuilding, West Bay City Shipbuilding.
    * Articles of Association. (1889) Tags: Wm. Forbes, Geo. F. Williams
    Miscellaneous:
    * Bay City Dry Docks - Bay City's dry docks used for repairing ships.
    * Bay City Port Facilities - 1875 tags: At this time Bay City was a major port on the Great Lakes/
    * Shipbuilding at Bay City - 1875 tags: Balentine, Davidson, Hitchcock.
    * Shipbuilding at Bay City - 1886 Tags: Detroit Tribune, Bellentine, Carpenter Davidson, Tripp, WheelerWheeler.

    Other:

    * Early Vessels on Saginaw River (1912) Up through the lumbering period.
    * Harbor Master Ordinance (1881) Establish protocol for river traffic in Bay City.
    * Lighthouse History In 1837 a group peitition the state for a lighthouse.
    * River Navigation (1918/57) By G.E. Butterfield.- Bay County Past & Present
    * Salvage of Propeller Globe (1867) - Detroit Free Press newspaper.
    * W. F. Benson Oldest Fish Plant (1905) Later purchased by Dormer Co. - Bay City Tribune
    * Yachting Magaine - 1908 Review of Bay City's outstanding boating facilities (pdf)
    (Note: See Writings/People for individual maritime biographies.)

    - Memories - Share your memories here!

    Stories by Individuals:

    Bay County Poor Farm, Hampton Twp. (1983) by Mildred Reid Wagner - Daughter of former managers.
    Bay County Poor Farm, Hampton Twp. (2008) by Don J. Johnson - G-grandson of former managers.
    Bay County Residents in 1847 - by Albert Miller, details of early pioneers.
    Fifty Years Ago (1886) Pioneer's account of Saginaw Valley. - Bay City Tribune.
    Indian Life - (see People/Nochchickame, Jane)
    * Pioneer Days by Robert Anderson - "Series of 7 articles" with extensive descriptions of early Bay City.
    * Pioneer Wedding - of Medor Tromble & Sarah McCormick by Josephine Tromble Greening.
    * Railroads (Early 1900s) by Harriet Gustin, from Footpaths to Freeways by L. Arndt.
    * Streetcars by Robert Trudell (1900s), from Footpaths to Freeways by L. Arndt.
    * Third Street: Memories (2004) by Marvin Kusmierz
    * Wenona Beach Amusement Park by Marvin Kusmierz (2002).

    Other memorable histories...

    * Bay City's Greatest Year (1910) - Story describing city's dramatic industrial expansion.
    * Christmas Time Histories - Historical events related to Bay City, Bay Co.

    - Military -

    Civil War (chronological):

    1861: Attack On Fort Sumter - Accounts published in Bay City Press & Times.
    1861: Union Cadets - First volunteer group formed in Bay City.
    1861: 2nd Regiment, MI Cavalry - Vols. departing Bay City for Grand Rapids. BCPT
    * 1863: HEMMINGER, Mary J.(Craft) - Diary excerts while husband was at war.
    * 1863-64: Civil War News - Articles from The Bay City Press And Times.
    1864: 29th Regiment, Michigan Infantry - Departing E. Saginaw, formerly 31st Regt.
    1864: 31st Regiment, Michigan Infantry - Organizing of, at East Saginaw.
    * 1865: BIRNEY, James G. Capt., Letter to father. - Appeared in Bay City Journal. (See People/Birney)
    1865: LEE's Surrender to Grant. - Account published in Bay City Journal.
    * 1865: Civil War Memories by Geo. P. Cobb - 7th MI Cavalry Regiment
    * 1889: Memorial Day Services - Includes names of soldiers buried at Pine Ridge & Green Ridge cemeteries
    * 1902: Bay City Timber Used in Ironclad Monitor - Bay City Tribune
    * 1905: Residents of Bay Co. in Civil War (Article) Names, from A.H. Gansser - L.E. Arndt books.
    * 1916: What Bay Pioneers Did For Nation - Article by M. M. Andrews, veteran.
    * 1937: Bay Co. Gave Itself Unstintingly In Civil War - Bay City Times.
    * 1938: Last Three Civil War Vets - Memorial Day article. Bay City Times

    Spanish-American War:

    * DOLLARD, William H. - (1888) Death of first Bay City soldier to die in war.

    World War I:

    * WWI Alien Registration Card (1917) of Rudolph Stroemer
    * 1937: Bay Co. Soldiers Who Died in WWI - Bay City Times.

    World War II:

    * Cannons Scrapped for War Effort (1942) Locations: Battery Park & City Hall.
    * WWII Memorial Dedication (1944) Battery Park, Bay City - Bay City Times

    --- Additional resources: Heritage/Groups/ Military.

    - People - Biographies, Obituraries, etc.

    People pages has a separate menu: Load Menu.

    - Places - Public Buildings, Parks, etc.

    Bay City:

    Cemeteries:
    * Green Ridge Cemetery (aka. Eickemeyer Cemetery)
    * Indian Burial Grounds (1909) Indian relics on west side.
    * Oak Ridge Cemetery Historical articles.
    * Pine Ridge Cemetery Articles on abandoned Bay City pioneer cemetery.
    * {Potters Field] Pioneer's first general burial grounds in Bay City.
    * St. Joseph Cemetery - Articles on abandoned Bay City pioneer Catholic cemetery.

    Parks:
    * Wenonah Park: Eddy Pavilion (1916) Construction of, Bay City Daily Times.
    * Early Parks (1884) Describes parks. - The Daily Tribune title.

    Trombley House:
    * Pioneer Christmas, 1846 - McCormick Family by Eurdine Ringwelski
    First Twins - Joseph and Aleck Guillette in 1842.
    * 100th Anniversary (1936) Article by Bill Knodt, Jr., The Bay City Times.
    * Land Transaction History (1981) by Eurdine Wingwelski, BCHS Museum.

    Other:
    * Early History Prior to Founding of Bay City | McCormicks | Indians | Geography | Mound Builders |
    * Fifth Ave. City Dock (1899) Capt. Armstrong's troubles. - B.C. Daily Tribune
    * Lower Saginaw - Pioneers Days of '50s (1885 newspaper) Description of early Bay City.
    * Modern History of Bay City as of 1868-9 - Considerable details of city's early progress.
    * Rivalry With East Saginaw (1879) Competition btwn. cities. BC Chronicle & Tribune

    Bay County:

    * Bangor: Village Businesses in 1868. (1903) B.C. Tribune
    * Bangor: {Wenona Beach} (1800s) Book excerpts on early history - Heritage/Places
    * Midland-Bay City Road Construction began about 1870.
    * Pinconning: Bay's Big Village (1886) Describes progress made. - Bay City Tribune
    * Portsmouth: History (1866-69) Polk Directory
    * West Bay City: Those Horrid Streets (1890) - Confusion of street names - Bay City Daily Tribune.

    Saginaw Valley:

    * {Early Saginaw Valley} (1831) by Alexis De Tocqueville.
    * Expedition to Saginaw Valley in 1837 (1887) Excerpts from book by Bella Hubbard.
    French Missions (1899) by Fred Carlisle - Mich. Pioneer Society
    Fort Saginaw Built in 1822 by U.S. Goverment.
    Michigan by Jacob Ferris (1856) Book, The States & Territories of Great West.
    Michigan Northern Canal Project (1837) Canal connecting Saginaw & Grand rivers.
    Saginaw River Marshlands (1879) By Albert Miller. Describes system used by pioneers in draining marshlands.

    Also see "MEMORIES."

    - Sports - Individuals, teams, etc.

    Baseball (Chronilogical):

    * 1885 - Base Ball Briefs: Bay City Tribune.
    * 1890 - Bay City-Saginaw Base Ball Club: Dedication & game at new West Bay City park.
    * 1895 - Base Ball Articles: (4 each) Bay City Tribune
    * 1899 - CLARKSON, Arthur: Detroit Tribune article carried by Bay City Tribune.
    * 1905 - New Michigan Base Ball League: Ten good cities to chose members from.
    * 1907 - Bay City Team First year in Southern Michigan League.
    * 1909 - Bay City Cardinals baseball team: B.C. Cardinals/Clarkson Park. - BC Tribune
    * 1909 - CLARKSON, John G.: Four Bay City newspaper articles on his death.
    * 1909 - Clarkson Park: Dedication, description & first game at new base ball park.
    * 1910 - LEROY, Frank, Bay City Cardinals (1910-14) Indian pitcher
    * 1913 - Bay City Team Second place in Southern Michigan League.
    * 1914 - Southern Michigan Association Includes teams from Bay City & Saginaw.
    * 1914 - Bay City Club Withdraws from League. Riots and fines end to owners to ending season early.
    * 1937- Baseball Early History: Article by Paul Jablonski (Inc. photos) - BC Times

    People:
    * CASWELL, Jabez B. - Organized Bay City team.
    * CLARKSON, John G. - Hall of Fame picture, retired in Bay City.
    * COLE, Leonard L. - Played minor league in Bay City.
    * LEROY, Frank. - Player Bay City Cardinals team.
    * WEBSTER, Thomas E. - Judge, player on Bay City team.
    * YAWKEY, william C. - Bay City business man, owner of Detroit Tigers..

    Fishing:

    * Saginaw Bay: The City On The Ice - Article describing details of early ice fishing.
    * Saginaw River Fishing, Black Bass (1889) Describes fly fishing in river's muddy water.
    * Saginaw River Fishing, + Tributaries. Articles, includes other popular fish spots.

    Football:

    * Founding of Southern Michigan Football League (1948) Semi-pro football.
    * History: Bay City All-Stars Team (1951) From BC All-Stars game program.
    * History: Semi-Pro Football in Bay City (1948) From BC All-Stars game program.

    - Other Miscellaneous Items -

    Bay County:


    * {Pioneer History} (1880) Bay County, paper by B.J. Partridge - Bay City Observer
    {Unification of Greater Bay City in 1905} (2005) Article by M. Kusmierz.

    USA:

    * {Gutenberg Project} - USA history Ebooks.
    Thanksgiving Proclamation (1864) by President Lincoln - Bay City Journal