From William M. Anderson’s book – Victory Township, Michigan
Founded two years after the end of the Civil War, the township’s name heralded the Union victory. Blanketed with a variety of hardwoods and some white pine stands of timber, Victory Township was an untamed wilderness when the first settlers arrived. The first pioneers homesteaded in the southwest corner of the township near the Lincoln River. Soon the community of Victory Corners began to emerge and with its growth, aspiration to become the seat of government for Mason County. Until the railroad came to Ludington, this settlement was a legitimate contender.
Immigrants, particularly Scandinavians, constituted a larger and next wave of settlers. These new residents tended to cluster, given their common culture and relationships. The Danish settlement became one of the most recognized places in the township.
Farming became a way of life while ethnicity gave way to Americanization and Victory Township developed a strong sense of community. This illustrated history extends through the end of World War II when the boys came home and the forces of industrial growth reshaped the rural landscape. Each community had its unique character, yet this township is reflective of the experiences of many rural people in the Midwest.
More from William M. Anderson’s book can be viewed HERE.
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VICTORY TOWNSHIP RESIDENTIAL SPRING CLEAN-UP
SATURDAY, May 15, 2021
BECAUSE OF COVID-19 CONCERNS VOLUNTEER HELP WILL BE LIMITED SO RESIDENTS MUST BE ABLE TO UNLOAD THEIR OWN REFUSE. RESIDENTS WILL BE LIMITED TO ONE PICK-UP OR SMALL TRAILER LOAD TO PREVENT HAZARDOUS TRAFFIC BACK-UP CONDITIONS ALONG STILES ROAD. RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO BOX OR BUNDLE THEIR REFUSE TO EXPEDITE UNLOADING.BRING ITEMS TO WASTE REDUCTION TRANSFER SITE 5848 N. STILES RD., LUDINGTON 843-9129 . NO COMMERCIAL REFUSE-RESIDENTIAL ONLY/NO OUT OF TOWNSHIP TRASH/REFUSE. APPLIANCES WITH FREON, YARD REFUSE, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, TIRES, CHEMICALS AND ANTI-FREEZE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
PROOF OF VICTORY TOWNSHIP RESIDENCY WILL BE REQUIRED.
Jim Mazur 845-7813 VICTORY TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR
The Mason County Road Commission is announcing that seasonal weight and speed restrictions will be lifted effect Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 6 a.m.
Weight and speed restrictions are enforced to minimize the damage caused during Michigan’s seasonal thaw.
For additional information, contact the Mason County Road Commission office Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 231.757.2882 or by email at email@example.com.
Road projects for 2021;
Finish Ditching and gravel _Millerton Rd. west of US 31 (approx. 1/4 mile)
Seal coat Fisher Rd from Stiles west to Victory Corner Road
We have posted information about the FOIA. Find all required documents here.
Our mission is to do what will be beneficial to our township and its residents by dedicated and efficient attention to the responsibilities entrusted to us.
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4411 N. Stiles Road, Scottville, Michigan 49454