History: Photos from Mason County’s farming past.

September 6, 2019

Barn raising, Kistler Road near Hopkins Lake, Summit Township.

History: Photos from Mason County’s farming past.

MC History Spotlight is a history column brought to you by Ludington Woods Assisted Living and Memory Care. Each week this column features a story from our county’s past.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.


Over the past 35 years of researching local history I have acquired an extensive collection of historical photos. There are several images that I don’t have a lot of information about but would like to find out more. Today, I’m posting some local agriculture images from Mason County’s past. I have included captions with as much information that I have. If you have any additional accurate information on these images please contact me by either commenting or messaging through Facebook or emailing me at editor@mediagroup31.com.

JK Olmstead farm, Summit Township

James Morton home, Riverton Township, 1880.


Threshing: Description states Wm H. Stilson father in circle.

Picking fruit


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