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Letter from Kalkaska Genealogical Society

 January 15, 2002

Kalkaska Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 353
Kalkaska, MI 49646

Clearwater Conservancy
Rapid City, MI 49676

Congratulations to the people of the Rapid City area for establishing the Clearwater Conservancy! I applaud your group for taking steps to preserve the Old Iron Bridge in Rapid City as a historical site.

Kalkaska County has a great history, but there are few historic sites left for future generations to explore and enjoy. After compiling the Kalkaska County history book "Big Trout, Black Gold", I am convinced people are interested in our history and it is more important than ever to preserve what few sites we have left.

I wish you success in preserving the Old Iron Bridge. Future generations can learn about our history without turning the pages in a history book to look at a photograph and read a description of where the bridge once stood.

Dawn Triplett, President
Kalkaska Genealogical Society