Cross Village Log Youth T-Shirt
Cross Village has not always been just a place to stop for pierogies and kielbasa!
For much of its early years, the residents of Cross Village depended on fishing and agriculture. This changed around 1880, as the lumber business picked up in Cross Village, as it did across Michigan.
The new industry brought many new people and businesses to Cross Village. During the lumber boom, Cross Village produced more lumber than neighboring Petoskey, sending shipments as far as Great Britain.
Unfortunately, as with many logging towns of the day, Cross Village was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1918. While the residents were determined to rebuild, the logging industry moved on – never to return.
This t-shirt celebrates the logging heritage of Cross Village.
An original Peninsulas design.