Newaygo Mill … and Newaygo County
December 11, 2007
Evan started the Newaygo County group on Flickr and he’d love it if you’d share your photos on the area there.
The City of Newaygo’s history page says:
The City of Newaygo is the oldest community in Newaygo County. The Penoyer and Brooks families were among the first settlers to Newaygo. They founded Newaygo’s first saw mill known as the “Big Red Mill” … The proximity of the Muskegon River was the driving force of Newaygo’s early economy, with mills, lumbering, and recreation developing near by.
I also found a cool gallery of historical photos of logging in Newaygo County in the Newaygo County Historical Archives.
Since I don’t know when we’ll pass this way again, I should say that Wikipedia’s entry on Newaygo says that the population was 1,670 at the 2000 census. I also added Newaygo, MI to the Absolute Michigan map of Michigan.