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.
You can also purchase the book locally at Bookmark of Ludington.
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Suzanne S. of Sunset Bluff Resort organized a meeting about nuisance lake vegetation affecting Upper Hamlin Lake. Two biologist from The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (Allison Smart and Josh Beaulaurier ) were asked to attend . After much discussion Brian Zimmerman(property owner in Hamlin Shoals) suggested a boating channel marked by buoys be established from Hamlin Shoals to the Meyer Road line. The idea is to have concentrated boater traffic through that channel to keep the vegetation in check.
After the meeting Wayne Andersen contacted MDEQ,MDNR,&Mason County Sheriff Marine patrol regarding the proposal. All agencies feel this is a viable solution to establish a navigable boater route. Brian Zimmerman(property owner in Hamlin Shoals)agreed to plot the coordinates of the channel by GPS the weekend of Oct.5-7th.Feel free to provide input to this preliminary proposal.
Our August meeting and picnic at Victory Park was postponed because of possible inclement weather and was rescheduled for Sept 10th. The regular board meeting is @ 6 pm and the picnic is a hour before the meeting @ 5pm.The public is invited to attend the picnic and meeting.
All Board of Review meeting are held @ Victory Township Hall- 4411 N. Stiles Rd. Scottville Michigan
Property owner(s) may also appeal to the Board of Review in writing. Please submit written appeal to the Township Assessor, Nancy Vandervest,5635 W. Dewey Rd.,Ludington,Mich by March 19th, 2018.The Township Assessor will also take calls,emails,or fax appeals and present them to the Victory Township Board of Review.Email to: email@example.com Fax(231) 845-8270
July Board of Review: July 17th 2018 @6:30 pm
December Board of Review: December 11 2018 @ 6;30 pm
All meeting are open to public .Please note that no hearings will be held at the Organizational meeting.
The Board of Review will hear appeals on March 19th and March 20st 2018.
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