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Ora Labora is and educational and research site dedicated to the recognition of the German Colony. Our goal is to provide verifiable and primary source information on the formation, operation and demise of the colony. In addition to its educational purpose we are striving to gain the required funding and recognition from the State of Michigan to provide a historical marker near the site of Ora Labora on Wild Fowl Bay in Huron County, Michigan.
Ora Labora Colony Group Shot
2016-12-29 17:24
Inscription on the back reads ” Member’s of the Ora et Labora Community, Wildfowl Bay Michigan. Circa 1865. From the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan Read More
Ora Labora Sketch From Researcher 1970
2016-12-23 17:32
This is a graphic of a possible representation of the Ora Labora German Colony overlaid on a map showing roads has they existed in 1970today. Note that much of the colony is situated away fr… Read More
Ora Labora: Lost Town In Michigan
2016-12-16 01:52
Another compilation is that of Alan Naldrett’s 2015 Lost Towns of Eastern Michigan. Comments of various researchers on this book  place its value just above a tabloid story but f… Read More
Excerpt -A Huron Community Experiment
2016-12-14 10:18
From “Pioneer History of Huron County” – 1922 by Florence McKinnon Gwinn,  Caseville, Michigan. Some researchers consider this work the starting point into furth… Read More
Ora Labora Litho Detail
2016-11-09 19:21
Select areas of the 1865 Lithograph zoomed in for interest and clarity. The German colony was located just north of Bay Port and a bit back in the woods. As you can see from the select &nbsp&hell…Read More
2016-11-09 18:18
Ora Labora, Michigan, lithograph by Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co. after image by H. Roedel dated 20 January 1865. Note the wide main road going from what is today’s Sand (or T… Read More
2016-10-11 15:13
ThumbWind-Mercantile has purchased the domain name. This will be utilized to establish a research and educational site in which to discuss and offer primary source research on… Read More
2016-10-10 00:35
The following records have been located denoting Emil Baur has a holding the following land grants: Name Section, Township, Range, Acreage LO Code, Document #, Signed Date BAUR EMIL 30… Read More

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