The History of Muskegon

The City of Muskegon has always been linked to the fresh waters that inspired its growth and have maintained its quality of life. An optimal location for trade and commerce, the Shoreline City was founded on the fur trade and lumber industry in the mid-nineteenth century. Later in the 1900s, it earned its reputation as a foundry town by manufacturing tank engines used in the world wars.

Today, the City of Muskegon continues to utilize its historic port for commerce and recreation. It remains a popular vacation destination on the Lake Michigan shoreline.

To learn more about the City of Muskegon’s history, visit Hackley Public Library,  Muskegon Heritage Museum or Lakeshore Museum Center websites.

historic Muskegon, Michigan houses and sidewalks