WEXFORD COUNTY MI

Village of Mesick

 

 


Mesick, Michigan (1960s) - contributed by Matthew Preston

 In February, 1890, the village of Mesick was platted. This village has one saw-mill and a handle factory. For several years the Williams Brothers operated a branch of their last-block business at this pint, but last year the equipment of their plant in Mesick was moved to their new scene of operations in Cadillac. The village now has a weekly newspaper, the Sun, which is in the fourth year of its existence. One or two former efforts in the newspaper business had failed, but the Sun seems to be still shining as invigorating as ever. This place, since its birth, has been the railroad station at which has been done all the railroad business for the village of Sherman, situated two and a half miles northeasterly from the station, except bulk freight, which has been loaded and unloaded at the Cloggett spur, a mile and a half north of the station. A little over a year ago the inhabitants of the village petitioned the board of supervisors to be incorporated, and the board granted the petition. The first village election was held on the 5th day of March, 1902, at which the following officers were elected, viz: President, R. M. Harry; clerk, F. E. Rice; treasurer, W. W. Galloway; assessor, B. C. Halstead. The same officers were re-elected at last spring's election, except that J. M. Donnelly was elected treasurer in place of W. W. Galloway.

The village has a nice large school building in which two teachers are employed for nine months of the year. The Seventh-Day Advent society has a good church building in which regular services are held. There is also a tent of the Knights of the Modern Maccabees, a hive of the Ladies of the Modern Maccabees, and a camp of the Modern Woodmen of America, all in a flourishing condition.

 

 



Mesick, MI - High School North West Side - contributed by Matthew Preston 



Mesick, Michigan (1909) - contributed by Matthew Preston

Source: History of Wexford County, Michigan Embracing A Concise Review of Its Early Settlement, Industrial Development and Present Conditions: compiled by John H. Wheeler, 1903, B. F. Bowen publisher. pp. 298-299