By Michael W. Nagle
Nagle starts by way of addressing key occasions within the first few many years of Stearns’s existence and his preliminary foray into the lumber undefined. next chapters discover Stearns’s political profession, his trees operations in Wisconsin, and his coal, lumber, and railroad operations in Kentucky and Tennessee. Nagle additionally info the ancillary companies that Stearns based or bought within the early 20th century, at the same time his Stearns Salt & Lumber corporation served because the anchor of his Michigan holdings, whereas Stearns Coal & Lumber did a similar for his operations in Kentucky. the ultimate bankruptcy bargains an outline and research of Stearns’s life of accomplishments, together with his impression in town of Ludington, Michigan, the place he maintained a place of dwelling for over fifty years.
Nagle makes huge use of fundamental resource fabric from a number of historic records in addition to modern newspaper debts, courtroom files, corporation documents, and different fundamental resources. American background students, in addition to common readers attracted to Michigan’s lumbering period and Kentucky’s mining heritage, will take pleasure in this biography of an extremely influential businessman.