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Portraits Of John and Polly Todd. Dondated by Genesee County Historical Society. The Todds are recognized as the first white settlers on the site of Flint. They settled on the south bank of the Flint River in April of 1830 on 785 acres of land purchased for $800. The locality was then known as the Grand Traverse of the Flint. Here, John and Polly Todd operated the town's first tavern.

Portraits Of John and Polly Todd. Dondated by Genesee County Historical Society. The Todds are recognized as the first white settlers on the site of Flint. They settled on the south bank of the Flint River in April of 1830 on 785 acres of land purchased for $800. The locality was then known as the Grand Traverse of the Flint. Here, John and Polly Todd operated the town's first tavern.

The AuSable National Scenic River is a 23-mile portion of the AuSable River that stretches from Mio to Alcona Pond. Photo Courtesy of the Oscoda Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. #michigan

13 Slow-Paced Small Towns In Michigan Where Life Is Still Simple

at a cemetery in Flint ,MI, this is Sunset Hills, which lies across from the Flint River on the west side of town, My inlaws are buried here right near this sculpture.

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Here’s How Hard It Will Be to Unpoison Flint’s Water

Here's How Hard It Will Be to Unpoison Flint's Water | The Flint River weaves through downtown Flint, Michigan on January 6, 2016. | Credit: Brittany Greeson/The New York Times/Redux | From WIRED.com

Scroll Down the Mid-19th-Century Mississippi River Using This Super-Long Map

Start at the top and scroll down this long 1866 "ribbon map" of the Mississippi River. It shows forts, settlements, cities, tributaries and plantations.