Ora Labora Sketch from Researcher 1970

This is a graphic of a possible representation of the Ora Labora German Colony overlaid on a map showing roads has they existed in 1970 until today. Note that much of the colony is situated away from the shore and abuts Indian Trail (Sand Road)


Ora Labora Lithograph 1865

Ora Labora, Michigan, lithograph by Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co. after image by H. Roedel dated 20 January 1865. Note the wide main road going from what is today’s Sand (or Trail) Road to the shore of Wild Fowl Bay. 


From the collections of Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.