On my quest to find forgotten towns in Saginaw County I found the town of Fosters on the map in north-east Taymouth township, between Bridgeport and Birch Run. I took a trip out there to Busch road and came to a large community of houses. I have never heard of anyone refer to the area as Fosters, but then again I don’t know everything, but it does still feel like a town. It seems as though most towns have, or had a church, general store, school and a saloon, and while most are gone in Fosters, I did find Bob’s Bar.
The area where fosters is located was the farm of Gardner W. Foster, who is believed to be the first non-Native American baby born in Saginaw County on the banks of the Tittabawassee River in 1831. His farm on the Flint River grew to over 150 acres and his son Charles G. Foster also purchased land in the area and created his own prosperous farm. The town’s first post office opened in 1889 and remained open until 1956. The town also had a train station on the Cincinnati, Saginaw & Mackinaw Railroad that passed next to the town. If you are ever near the area where Busch and Dorwood roads come together you can say you have been to Fosters.
I hope you will Subscribe to Pure Saginaw, sometimes you may miss what I post on your facebook newsfeed