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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It’s that time again to ensure that we are keeping harmful materials out of our environment! Chemicals, waste oils, non-working electronics, pharmaceuticals and more can be dropped off during collection day.
As we did last year, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) planning committee asks participants to follow the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Those dropping off their HHW must remain inside their vehicles and wear face masks when interacting with volunteers. Volunteers and staff will collect the HHW from vehicles. The HHW committee also asks that participants organize HHW in their vehicles beforehand for easy access during the collection, this will allow participants to get through the line faster. For example, make sure all oil is together, lithium batteries are separated from alkaline, all electronics are together, etc. Also, take into consideration the layout of the HHW collection for ease of unloading vehicles. At the Mason County HHW collection site, items will be off-loaded in the following order: 1.) Electronics 2.) Batteries 3.) Pharmaceuticals 4.) Pesticides/chemicals/oil/miscellaneous.
Visit our website for a list of items that we do or do not accept
Due to unforeseen circumstances the August 2nd township meeting & picnic At Victory Park is canceled and a regular board meeting will be held at 6:00 pm at Victory townhall.
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