Merry Christmas from Fallasburg Historic Village

Fallasburg Centennial Cookbook

The cookbook is an assortment of recipes contributed by members of the community in and around Fallasburg that reflect what Ellura McPherson describes as “used many, many years ago by our ancestors” in her dedication of the book. You’ll find recipes from the likes of Tower, Richmond, Rogers, Fallas, and Ford, just to name a few. The cookbook has generated many a chuckle when leafing through the pages.

Mrs. C.A. Bradshaw, Stella, holds the distinction of the prize-winning recipe of 1970, “Vinegar Pie,” a favorite of lumbermen for many years so she claimed.


Dear Friends:

Herein is not a host of recipes designed to outshine any others. Quite the contrary. This is only a meagre collection of thoughts and ideas from the local people of the Fallasburg area-used many, many years ago by our ancestors.


Ellura Frost McPherson

Vinegar Pie feature recipe

1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup vinegar–bring to boil. Add 1/4 cup butter, dash of nutmeg, 3 tbsps flour blended with little water.

Pour into unbaked pie shell. Top with vented crust. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.

This is a prize-winning receipt of the 1970 West Michigan Historical Society Contest.

Fallasburg Covered Bridge Centennial Coin

This is a new minting of the “Fallasburg Covered Bridge Centennial” coin from 1971. The original has been updated and now features not only a rendering of the bridge on both sides of the coin, but has an automobile emerging from the portal on one of the sides, a Buick, in keeping with our manufacturing heritage here in Michigan. The first coin was introduced in conjunction with the placement of a bronze marker from the State of Michigan Historic Preservation Program indicating the bridge’s inclusion in the State and National Register of Historic Places.

Re-minted commemorative Fallasburg Covered Bridge Centennial Coin.

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