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April 23, 2009


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Cindy L

You nailed it when you used the word "ghostly" to describe this Michigan treasure. It is a soulful place, and we always pass it when we're tooling around up north.


Cindy-This is another one of those places that I think is more enjoyable to visit when no one else is around. You really felt the spirit of the place.
I loved poking around the old farm and taking photos, and only wish we had more time to go back to explore further.


What a fascinating (and sad) story. Thanks so much for writing about it.


Gypsy-I do think it wouldn't have the same impact if they eventually restore the Weaver place. It was the one place we stopped to take photos when we visited the district.

Tyrone R. Stuber

Thank you so much for the wonder post regarding Port Oneida. My mother's great-aunt and uncle were the very first settler's there. Then my mother"s grandparents followed a short while later. I remember visiting my grandparents at the (Werner then) Miller farm when I was very young. My wife and I went exploring there just two days ago. One of the most beautiful places on earth in my opinion!


Tyrone-Thank you so much for stopping by!
I'm honored that you enjoyed my post, especially because Port Oneida figures so importantly in the histories of the families of you and your wife. I'm glad you thought I did the place justice in my story.
We've only been there in the late fall and winter, so we're hoping to get back up there sometime in the warmer weather when the leaves, grass and flowers are out.

Howard L. Burfiend

A very nice story. I remember hiking around this place as a kid. i was raised on the Howard Burfiend farm, on Port Oneida Road. My father, Peter Burfiend, is buried in the Port Oneida cemetery. It is great to hear that people are so interested in this area.


Howard-I love that folks who lived in the area enjoy my story. I'll bet it was a great place to live as a kid--so many great places to run around and explore!
It would be great to visit there in the summer, possibly during the big fair, when it isn't so deserted. We loved being up there when no one was around, though, because it was a great time to take photos.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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