From: Chippewa Nature Center
Ephraim Williams, Pioneer Fur Trader
Ephraim Williams arrived at "The Forks" of the Tittabawassee and Chippewa Rivers in 1828 to reopen a trading post as an agent of the American Fur Company. For the next twelve years, Ephraim and his brothers were leading traders in the Saginaw Valley at the very end of the fur trading era. Step back in time as Kyle Bagnall, Manager of Historical Programs, presents a costumed, first-person program based on the life of Ephraim Williams. You'll hear tales of this renowned pioneer family as they were caught up in the War of 1812, established a farm in an unbroken forest, traded with Native Americans and built the first sawmill in the Saginaw Valley. Free admission. 6pm - 7pm. For more information contact (989) 631-0830.