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This page up dated 7 December 2010
The 1st Post 49 Commander was Arthur Clark SN 1919-1920.
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A tid bit that Jim Montgomery picked up is from George Bartholomew . George the commander at the time said that the 1st building as he remembers was a 3 story house gotten from a lumber baron of the South Haven area that was built in the days when South Haven was a lumber town. In 1960 there was one of them there big winds coming off the lake. George said every so often the door would slam, the lights would go out. They called the fire boss in to check it out and he said yep your right the wiring is bad in this old building. The rest is history with an electric short. The old building that night burned.
in 1961 a new building was dedicated. In the mean time the VFW under the command of John Lammert gave the post the go to use their building
EDWARD W. THOMPSON POST BURNS From Herald Palladium Do You Remember article dated Tuesday 30 November 2010
Outlined against the night sky, flames soared from the American Legion Post 49 home in South Haven last night. In the fire was the treasured first American Flag to fly across the Soth Pole. It was a gift to the legion in 1948 by former South Haven man Lawrence Gould. The two-story frame structure, which had served as the Legion home the last 25 years was a land mark in South Haven. Its History date back nearly 100 years to when John Mackey, a local hardware dealer, built the house.