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The History of Hope Township

General | Lumbering Era | Churches | Schools | Author and Resources

The history of Hope Township was compiled by Pretoria Maxwell. Please feel free to contact her at with any additions and/or corrections. A special thank you goes to Wilber Havens for his contribution for many of the above pictures.

Source Material and Suggested Reading for Additional Information

  • “The County of Midland, Michigan Official Register, History, Art Folio, and Directory, 1897”
    Midland Genealogy Society - First Families Project
  • “The Midland Log - Centennial Farms” May 1985, published by Midland County Historical Society
  • “Upper Tittabawassee River Boom Towns” by Stan Berrman
  • "Michigan Ghost Towns of the Lower Peninsula” by R. L. Dodge
  • “The Midland Log - Camp Meeting” Vol 3, No 1, Spring 1972 - written by J. Wiley and published by Midland County Historical Society
  • “Portrait and Biographical Album of Midland Co, 1884”
  • “Midland Pioneers”, A Project of Midland Genealogical Society, Ora L. Flaningam, Editor, 1999
  • The Midland Daily News, February 17, 1999 - “Maxwells: A family filled with Hope” (Ernie Maxwell family)
  • The Midland Daily News, February 19, 2003 - “She embodied faith, courage” (Glade Rogers/Wilcox family)
  • Gladwin County Record, September 4, 1935, Page 8 - “Views of Edenville’s Third Annual Lumberjack Picnic”
  • “Salt of the Earth” by Dorothy Langdon Yates
  • “A History of Hope and Hope Township” by James L. Henry
  • "In Memory of the Camp Sixteeners” by Herbert Nolan

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