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Otis. R. Johnsonowned mills in Singapore and Saugatuck, the local store and other businessenterprises in the area prior to 1875. He packed up the last mill at Singaporeand left in 1875 to St. Ignace, then to the MenomineeRiver and Ravine, Wisconsin. With lumber playing out in the north midwest, his son, Charles Russell Johnson, touredCalifornia and tried to interest his father in moving on to redwood lumbering.This is a letter Otis R. Johnson wrote a prospective California partner in 1882. (See page 156.)