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Mecosta County

Basic Information

County Seat: Big Rapids

Origin of Name: Mecosta (Big Bear) was a Pottawattomi chief who signed the Treaty of Washington in 1836

Set Off: 1840

Organized: 1859

Population in 1990: 37,308

Material Available

For many counties the number of items listed is quite long. Navigational buttons are located only at the end of the list. This list of material represents the library's holdings as of July 1997. Be sure to check with us for any additional items we may now have either by contacting the library or by pressing the " Centra-Libraries Catalog" link to the left.

Autobiography of the Reverand Frederich William Wiese, Sr.. . . [Big Rapids, MI: St. Peter's], 1995. (Big Rapids).

Barryton Press. August 20, 1936; January 7, 1943-December 28, 1967.

Big Rapids Magnet. June 18, 1874-November 9, 1876.

Big Rapids, Michigan, the Water Power City. Seeley & Lowrey, 1906.

Big Rapids Pioneer. July 9, 1874-December 7, 1876; April 27, 1882-December 25, 1884.

Brigham, Elden L. Emerald; History of a Pioneer Community. Evart, MI: Evart Review, 1972.

Cope, Norma. In Celebration of 100 Years. Barryton, MI: Barryton Historical Society, 1994. (Barryton).

Dean, Barbara G. Barryton My Home Town. Barryton, MI: [198-].

Evening Bulletin. October 1, 1888-December 31, 1898. (Big Rapids).

Fitzgerald, Patricia B. Over the Hill to the Hospital. CMU Term Paper, 1976. (Stanwood).

Foreman, Linda. Sheridan Township and Winchester. CMU Term Paper, 1971.

Galloway, Gordon. Hillbilly Poet. Morley, MI: Deerfield Publishing Co., 1995. (Morley).

Ketchman, Jean Ann. History of the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Going Through Big Rapids, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1972.

Mecosta Area History Book Committee. In Celebration of the Mecosta Area Centennial, 1879-1979. [Mecosta, MI:] Morton Township Library, 1979.

The Old Settlers: A Nation Within Itself. Remus, MI: Old Settlers Association, 1988. (Remus Area).

100 Years, Remus Area Centennial, Wheatland Township, Remus, Michigan, 1977. [Remus, MI: Remus Area Centennial Committee, 1977].

125th Celebration: Wheatland Church of Christ Remus, Michigan. Remus, MI: The Church, 1994.

Ortwein, Margaret M., editor. A History of Saint Michaels Parish, Remus, Michigan, from 1888 to 1963.[Midland, MI: Ford Press, 1963].

Pioneer Magnet. December 14, 1876-April 20, 1882. (Big Rapids).

Portrait and Biographical Album, Mecosta County, Michigan. Chicago, IL: Chapman Brothers, 1883.

Remus Record. December 24, 1942-December 14, 1944; January 6, 1948-December 31, 1964.

Sed & Dun. November 12, 1936-May 16, 1947. (Barryton).

Sotham, T.F.B., comp. Ten Thousand Acres of Improved, Partly Improved, and Wild Land, Farm, Grazing, Town, Suburban and Resort Property at Auction. . .at Lakeview, Michigan. [Chicago, IL: Crown Press, 1911].

Souvenir of Big Rapids, Michigan, Home of Ferris Institute. [after 1922].

The Story of the Remus Cooperative Creamery, and: How High Quality Remus Butter is Produced. [n.p., 1950].

Tice, Robert. Where the Chippewas Meet. CMU Term Paper, 1968.‚Äč