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Muskegon, Michigan



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Torrent House

Historical Site

(The local history and genealogy dept.)

This thirty-one room mansion, built for $250,000 in 1891-92, was the home of John Torrent (1833-1915), pioneering lumberman, alderman, justice of the peace and Muskegon mayor for three terms. A successful entrepreneur, Torrent owned shingle, saw and lumber mills in Muskegon, Manistee, Ludington, Whitehall, Traverse City and Sault Ste. Marie, equipping them all with the most modern machinery. Over the years, this structure also housed a morturary, hospital and the local Red Cross headquarters. In 1972, the city purchased the house to prevent it demolition.




Marriage Indexes uploaded. 35,000 + complete... 1859-1945... more to come.


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Just in time,  a gift for the holidays.....or a special gift for that special person.

For a limited time, now through Dec. 31, 2015, you can get the

History of Muskegon County, Michigan

“A Proud Legacy” Vol. 1

ONLY $45.50, with FREE shipping for the 1st book






Muskegon County first Courthouse finished in 1870.

This beautiful blue hard-cover heritage book with silver lettering.  

History Book Information and Index

You can also PURCHASE one at

HPL - Torrent House - Local His. & Gen. Dept., 315 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon, MI.

Don't miss out on this special book. (Fill out the order form below.)

Click here for Order Form

Pay for History Book Here:

$65 (History Book) + $12 (Shipping & Handling) = $77.00


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Tuesday, November 24, 2015


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