Douglass Houghton Papers,   1830-1846, and undated
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History

Biography:

Douglass Houghton (1809-1845) was a physician, scientist, surveyor, and the first State Geologist of Michigan. He was one of the earliest surveyors of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He drowned with two companions in Lake Superior in 1845. A county, city, lake, and three villages in Michigan are named for him. There are also numerous books about Houghton available in the Clarke Historical Library.