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Nashville, MI

History Nashville, MI

This is for folks with questions, need historical resources, or simply want to talk about the old days...especially before and during Nashville's railroad years. Links: http://www.putnamp lace.org/ A blog site dedicated to the history of eastern Barry County. It has many links to online primary source materials. Some of the servers are slow so some patience will be needed. Commenting on articles is available. http://putnamlibra ry.blogspot.com/ Putnam District Library. Call for contact numbers of folks familiar with Nashville's history. It provides links to other Barry County libraries. Visit to keep up with what's current at Putnam. Have fun! Gordie  (Nov 20, 2009 | post #1)

Nashville, MI

Lentz Table Co. 1869-1891

This link might be helpful. http://www.nashvil lemi.us/id170.html My father, grand father, and a great uncle worked at Lentz's for many years. It was toughest during the depression. I still have a bookcase my father built while he was there prior to 1940.  (Nov 20, 2009 | post #4)

Nashville, MI

Loving life

This reply is dated, but welcome home. Where is your your shop located? Are you down town?  (Nov 20, 2009 | post #2)

Nashville, MI

Went to one room schoolhouse (QUAILTRAP) south of Nashville,

There are old photos of the Quailtrap school house but none available online. A call to Putnam District Library may glean some help as I'm sure they have photos. The building still stands but has been converted into a residence. My mother taught at Quailtrap in the mid '30's and remembers it well, along with Fred Fuller. Fred had 2 daughters my mothers age and she had stayed overnight at their house many times. Fred was head of the school board and was the one who hired my mother for the job. From your description, you would have lived around the corner from Graden Andrews over on Curtiss Road. In the other direction from your house would have been the Sixberry's and the Goforth's.  (Nov 20, 2009 | post #2)

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Nashville, MI

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South Haven, MI

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putnamplace.org