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Colonial Point

45.4761, -84.6792
Site Overview: 
OSP: Wooded peninsula on W shore of Burt Lake. Most of property owned by UMBS.
Site History: 

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.
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