Here is an interesting note from an interesting place. Sandstone, Michigan (also known as Barry) was an up and coming locale during the settlement boom in Michigan during the late 1830’s. It rivaled neighboring Jackson as a potential location for an important city. While Sandstone was thriving in the 1830’s, its leaders lacked the foresight to invest in the new businesses that would eventually bring growth and prosperity to Jackson. Sandstone is often referred to as a ghost town; though it has been inhabited continually, more or less, since the 1830’s.