SHIAWASSEE COUNTY MICHIGAN
|Size: 540 Square Miles|
|Elevation: 700-900 Feet|
|Physiography: Rolling plains|
|Growing Season: 140-160 days|
|Annual Precipitation: 29-32 inches|
|Average Snowfall: 40-60 inches|
|Forest Type: Oak-Hickory, Maple-Beech|
|Fall Colors: Early October|
Archaeological findings shows evidence that man lived in the Shiawassee area over
2,000 years ago. In 1947 a farmer found 3 huge teeth that was identified as
Mastadon teeth. The first Indians that settled here were the Chippewa's.
The Shiawassee river was used to head north to the Saginaw River to hunt and trap.
In 1816 Henry Bolieu set up a trading post on the Shiawassee River. In 1836
immigrants came and settled on the Shiawassee River and then spreading throughout
the county. Many of these settlers were farmers that grew wheat and potatoes and
raised cattle and sheep. Today Shiawassee County is still a large agricultural area.
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