Tidbits of Interest
Arcadia's early history was dominated by Henry Starke, a Milwaukeean who established a lucrative lumber mill. Starke also established Trinity Lutheran Church, Arcadia's most prominent structure and a Michigan state historic site. The town thrived as a lumber town through the early 1900's. In 1906 Starke's lumber mill burned to the ground and was replaced by the Arcadia Furniture Factory.