Michigan State Grange

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The Michigan State Grange was formally organized on April 15, 1873 at the Court House in the Village of Kalamazoo. The formation united the twenty local Granges that had already been established in 1872. The first local grange organized was Burnside Grange #1 on January 10, 1872 in Lapeer County. The Michigan Grange held its first Annual Session in Kalamazoo on January 21-23, 1874.

Members of the Grange "provide service to agriculture and rural areas on a variety of issues, including economic development, education, family endeavors, and legislation designed to assure a strong and viable Rural America." The members create and publish a list of issues of concern each year. "Major objectives of the National Grange support stewardship of America's natural resources; promotion of world-wide free trade; a combination of local and federal support for rural education, medical, communications, and road systems; non-partisan political participation; assurance of safe and properly labeled food products; organization of cooperatives and other economic services to support rural Americans; and elimination of direct government farm programs so as to assure a competitive and efficient farm system."

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This historical sketch was edited from the finding aid to the Michigan State Grange records housed at Michigan State University.

From the guide to the Michigan State Grange Records, 1873-2003, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Brown family. Stephen F. Brown family papers, 1832-1884. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Van Zant, Earl J.,. Earl J. and Grace Van Zant Collection, 1883-1967. Western Michigan University, Dwight B. Waldo Library
referencedIn Herbert F. Baker Papers, 1904-1926 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Barber G. Buell papers, 1760-1935, 1849-1899 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Helme, James W., 1860-1938. James W. Helme papers, 1844-1938. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Michigan State Grange Records, 1873-2003 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Hendrick, Laurence V.,. Laurence V. Hendrick collection, 1918-1950. Western Michigan University, Dwight B. Waldo Library
referencedIn Mount Hope Grange, No. 87 (Berrien County, Mich.). Meeting minutes, 1873,1885. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf Michigan State Grange. Michigan State Grange photographs. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Harry Burns Hutchins Papers, 1879-1930 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Charles F. Bates papers, 1861-1888 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Michigan State Grange. Michigan State Grange records, 1873-2003. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Slentz, Icem C., 1868-1948. Family Papers, 1933,1951. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf Michigan State Grange. Michigan State Grange records, 1873-1961. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Mayo, Perry, 1839-1921. Perry Mayo journal, 1865-1906. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Bates, Charles F. (Charles Franklin). Charles F. Bates papers, 1861-1888 [microform]. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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associatedWith Adrian Grange, No. 213 (Lenawee County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Alba Bramble Grange, No. 1801 (Antrim County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ann Arbor Grange, No. 1566 (Washtenaw County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Antrim County Pomona Grange, No. 38 (Antrim County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ash Center Grange, No. 471 (Monroe County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Austin Grange, No. 1331 (Hillsdale County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Baker, Herbert F., 1862-1930 person
associatedWith Bates, Charles F. (Charles Franklin) person
associatedWith Bates, Charles F. (Charles Franklin), d. 1922 person
associatedWith Bay Grange, No. 597 (Arenac County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Bear Creek Grange, No. 1266 (Emmet County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Belleville Grange, No. 331 (Wayne County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Bennington Grange, No. 873 (Shiawassee County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Birthday Grange, No. 1352 (Schoolcraft County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Boise Grange, No. 1181 (Midland County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Brown family. family
associatedWith Bruce Armada Grange, No. 657 (Macomb County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Buell, Barber G., 1823-1900 person
associatedWith Burton Center Grange, No. 1072 (Genesee County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Cambria Grange, No. 74 (Hillsdale County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Coleman Grange, No. 1226 (Midland County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Crawford Grange, No. 934 (Crawford County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Cusic Lake Grange, No. 1728 (Macomb County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Davis Grange, No. 1199 (Macomb County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Davison Grange, No. 1285 (Genesee County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Devereaux Grange, No. 45 (Jackson County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Donaldson-Rosedale Grange, No. 1160 (Chippewa County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith East Almer Grange, No. 1701 (Tuscola County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ellington Grange, No. 1650 (Tuscola County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Elmira Grange, No. 1863 (Antrim County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Faith Grange, No. 594 (Sanilac County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fenton Grange, No. 1839 (Genesee County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fisher Grange, No. 790 (Alcona County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Forest Grange, No. 823 (Saginaw County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Forest Lawn, No. 1720 (Tuscola County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Four Towns Grange, No. 745 (Lenawee County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fruit Ridge Grange, No. 276 (Lenawee County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Gaines Grange (Genesee County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Genesee County Pomona Grange, No. 48 (Genesee County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Geneva Grange, No. 1227 (Midland County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Goodrich Grange, No. 887 (Genesee County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Grant-Eckland Grange, No. 1724 (Tuscola County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Grass Lake Grange, No. 925 (Antrim County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Harbor Springs Grange, No. 730 (Emmet County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Hayes Grange, No. 871 (Otsego County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Helme, James W., 1860-1938. person
associatedWith Hendrick, Laurence V., person
associatedWith Hutchins, Harry B. (Harry Burns), 1847-1930 person
associatedWith Iosco County Pomona Grange, No. 89 (Iosco County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ironwood Grange, No. 1800 (Gogebic County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Jackson County Pomona Grange, No. 79 (Jackson County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Lafayette Grange, No. 92 (Washtenaw County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Lakefield Grange, No.1764 (Saginaw County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Lakeview Grange, No. 872 (Otsego County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Lakeview Juvenile Grange, No. 148 (Otsego County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Lapeer Grange, No. 246 (Lapeer County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Lickly Corners Grange, No. 274 (Ransom, Mich. : Township) corporateBody
associatedWith Little River Grange, No. 1855 (Menominee County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Macomb County Pomona Grange, No. 32 (Macomb County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Maple Grove Grange, No. 1255 (Charlevoix County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Maple Hill Grange, No. 691 (Antrim County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Maple River Grange, No. 1437 (Emmet County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Marion Center Grange, No. 956 (Charlevoix County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Marquette County Pomona Grange, No. 77 (Marquette County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Mayo, Perry, 1839-1921. person
associatedWith Medina Grange, No. 277 (Lenawee County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Millington Grange, No. 755 (Tuscola County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Mount Hope Grange, No. 87 (Berrien County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith North Rome Grange, No. 735 (Lenawee County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith North Sylvan Grange, No. 1460 (Washtenaw County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Onsted Grange, No. 279 (Lenawee County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pioneer Grange, No. 811 (Oscoda County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pittsfield Union Grange, No. 882 (Washtenaw County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ponto Grange, No. 1262 (Saginaw County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Resort Grange, No. 841 (Emmet County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Riverside Grange, No. 741 (Cheboygan County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rock Elm Grange, No. 705 (Charlevoix County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rollin Grange, No. 1814 (Manitou Beach, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rose Township Grange, No. 1826 (Oakland County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rudyard Grange, No. 1824 (Chippewa County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Saginaw Grange, No. 770 (Saginaw County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Saline Grange, No. 1831 (Washtenaw County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Scio Grange, No. 329 (Washtenaw County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Skandia Grange, No. 1410 (Marquette County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Slentz, Icem C., 1868-1948. person
associatedWith South Arm Grange, No. 815 (Charlevoix County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith South Dover Grange, No. 720 (Lenawee County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Studley Junior Grange, No. 321 (Midland County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Tipton Grange, No. 165 (Lenawee County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Twin Lakes Grange, No. 1811 (Montmorency County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Unionville Grange, No. 1636 (Tuscola County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Van Zant, Earl J., person
associatedWith Washtenaw-Wayne Pomona Grange, No. 7 (Washtenaw County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Webster Grange, No. 111 (Washtenaw County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Weston Grange, No. 276 (Lenawee County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Wheatland Grange, No. 273 (Hillsdale County, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Woodstock Grange, No. 438 (Lenawee County, Mich.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Michigan
Marquette County (Mich.)
Tuscola County (Mich.)
Michigan
Alcona County (Mich.)
Midland County (Mich.)
Monroe County (Mich.)
Oscoda County (Mich.)
Emmet County (Mich.)
Hillsdale County (Mich.)
Arenac County (Mich.)
Antrim County (Mich.)
Ransom (Mich. : Township)
Schoolcraft County (Mich.)
Sanilac County (Mich.)
Menominee County (Mich.)
Sanilac County (Mich.)
Lenawee County (Mich.)
Otsego County (Mich.)
Ransom (Mich. : Township)
Otsego County (Mich.)
Charlevoix County (Mich.)
Hillsdale County (Mich.)
Wayne County (Mich.)
Saginaw County (Mich.)
Monroe County (Mich.)
Genesee County (Mich.)
Montmorency County (Mich.)
Midland County (Mich.)
Saginaw County (Mich.)
Oscoda County (Mich.)
Charlevoix County (Mich.)
Macomb County (Mich.)
Jackson County (Mich.)
Michigan
Crawford County (Mich.)
Iosco County (Mich.)
Manitou Beach (Mich.)
Chippewa County (Mich.)
Lapeer County (Mich.)
Cheboygan County (Mich.)
Menominee County (Mich.)
Montmorency County (Mich.)
Chippewa County (Mich.)
Wayne County (Mich.)
Emmet County (Mich.)
Arenac County (Mich.)
Gogebic County (Mich.)
Genesee County (Mich.)
Schoolcraft County (Mich.)
Washtenaw County (Mich.)
Shiawassee County (Mich.)
Alcona County (Mich.)
Manitou Beach (Mich.)
Tuscola County (Mich.)
Iosco County (Mich.)
Macomb County (Mich.)
Washtenaw County (Mich.)
Cheboygan County (Mich.)
Marquette County (Mich.)
Gogebic County (Mich.)
Jackson County (Mich.)
Lapeer County (Mich.)
Lenawee County (Mich.)
Shiawassee County (Mich.)
Crawford County (Mich.)
Antrim County (Mich.)
Subject
Agricultural exhibits
Agricultural machinery & implements
Agriculture
Agriculture
Farmers
Farmers' groups
Farm life
Farm life
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Active 1888

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