History and Community in Lyons and Muir, Michigan

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Interesting Facts About Lyons and Muir

• The village of Muir was founded in 1854 by Ambrose Soule, Benjamin Soule, Judge Robinson and Byron Robinson, who laid out the town and erected a sawmill. The logs were sent down Fish Creek to the Maple River and then to the Grand River to get them to the steam-operated mill in Muir.

• There was a popular stage route from Detroit to Grand Rapids, via Lansing, Lyons and Ionia, in the days of 1846 and after.

• The first newspaper published in Lyons and the second paper published in the county was the Lyons Herald, started in 1855.


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