Mary Ann Lodge, Built by Feargus B. Squires

Today, we know this complex of three charming log cabins as Mary Ann Lodge. It sits on the east bank of the Au Sable North Branch about six miles south of Lovells. Few people are aware that it was actually built by Englishman, Fergus B. Squires, in 1925. Feargus was born in Essex, England in 1850 and came to the United States in 1860. Squires, whose business career began as an office boy for an oil company, joined Standard Oil of Ohio in 1885 as co-manager with Frank Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller’s brother. This self -made man worked his way up to Vice President of Standard Oil of Ohio. But, he retired from Standard Oil in 1909 over a disagreement with the company when he secured a high r

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