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|January 2003 - Edition No. 1|
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The graphic shown here is from our Home page. It represents a composite grabbing portions of history from different time periods. Ranging from when the Chippawa Indians freely roomed the land until white settlers arrived to build ships, cranes, churches and lay rail for trains. Picture is James G. Birney, who retired to Lower Saginaw after achieving notarity as one of leading abolitionist of his time.
Commentary by Bay-Journal
Welcome to the first issue of Bay-Journal Monthly!
Thank you for joining our "new" mailing list. We are pleased that you found Bay-Journal and apparently have an interest in what we are doing. As of this writing, there are over 234 pages on Bay-Journal and well over 300 photos mostly related to history about our community.
We decided try a "mailing list" as a way to keep our viewers informed about what's happening on Bay-Journal.com. We'll also include other current or historic information related to Bay County -- it's people and communities. Whether or not such a mailing will be effective will depend on viewer's interest. You can help us determine this by giving us some feed back about Bay-Journal Monthly -- what's good, what's not or what you want included. You may even have something you would like to include for the awareness of others.
We expect Bay-Journal Monthly will change over time as we better understand how to make this a useful form of communications. Our desire is that it will meet some needs -- be informative, educate and entertain. You will be the judge of how successful we are in doing this.
A Comment About Bay-Journal - by Marvin Kusmierz
Bay-Journal.com went online in April 2002 as a special project of mine. It began with an interest of mine to learn more about our community's history. My first attempt was to look for this history on the internet. What I found were a few pages and each limited to a short history summary. Unsatisfied with their offerings, I went to the local library where I found many resources and a wealth of information related to the history of Bay County in books, articles, and on micro-films. What became apparent to me is that our community has a rich and important history -- and, it much of it should be available online so others may easily enjoy it. Bay-Journal.com was created with this in mind. It has evolved to become a much larger project than I intended, it has become somewhat of an enterprise requiring additional resources to support its continued growth. I'm hopeful that one day it will become a valuable resource to the people of Bay County and in deed, to all who would like to learn more about us.
Featured Local History
History Time Line:
There's History in Old Maps - by Marvin Kusmierz:
Changes and Up Dates to Website
Heritage/People: Frederick Arnold - Bay City - Article written by Jim Arnold about his Bavarian ancestor who immigrated to Bay City where Fred and his brother Gottfried started up Bay City's first bakery in 1856. Includes a quality photo taken about 1900 of bakery and a horse drawn wagon of a group promoting "Ma-Ma" bread.
Heritage/Groups/Churchs: St. Anthony Church - Fisherville
Information/Community: Crossword Puzzles
Information/Special Features: News, Weather & Finacials
Pictorials: New Slide Show Viewer
Personals: Schaefer's Super Service, Inc.
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