The University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) was founded in 1909.
Letter from A. (Tony) Tryban to BVK: "Chick" Lathers was a backup catcher for the Detroit Tigers and roomed with Ty Cobb when on the road (year?). Lathers had a dairy farm - raised registered guernseys - milk was delivered primarily to Petoskey - raw milk at that time. His herdsman was Bill Sydow. Sydow's son delivered the milk. I had RuthSydow as a student (Bill's daughter) in the lower grades back in 1934-36. She married a fellow named Scott (last name). She could tell you if her brother is alive - if so he (her brother) would be a good source of information for you.
Burt Gadge, Festival Lane (son works at Wickes): Chick Lathers is buried in Petoskey.
Bachmann (1964): Logging was being done in the Colonial Point area at this time.
Monica Hippler: Farmhouse is where Rafteries live. Skilton house of Jerome Miller is where foreman lived. Garage by cemetery is where Lathers lived. Dairy farm was probably in the 1920’s.