The Grand River Times, July, 1851
Settlement of Oceana County
Oceana county is settling with lumbermen principally, and with but few farmers, we would like to see more of the latter crowding into that region. There is not a more healthy county in the State, all that physicians are needed for there is to act as gentlemen ushers in welcoming new population in to the county. We can speak well for the population of that county for we know many of them, and know that they are the active, intelligent, hardy kind particularly required for the settlement of a new county, it is a fine county for farming and lumber where both of these pursuits are carried on in the same section of the county, one acts as the help-mate of the other on the road to wealth ; and each of great benefit to the other. We shall say more hereafter, about the northern portion of this peninsula.