Industry: Au Sable, MI - H. M. Loud & Sons Company

The H. M. Loud & Sons Company was a major logging company based in Au Sable with substantial holdings in Iosco, Oscoda and Alcona counties.


July, 1911: The H. M. Loud & Sons company, of which Congressman George A. Loud, of the tenth Michigan district is the head. The company's loss in todays forest fire is nearly three-quarters of a million dollars. Its property consists of two saw mills, planning mill, shingle mill, bolt mill, lumber yard, cedar yard, pump houses, stores and residences. The fire originated in a slab yard in Oscoda and in half an hour the entire town was in flames. The fire quickly jumped the Au sable river and soon Au Sable also was in the grip of a blaze that reached the town limits on every side. [LSJ-1911-0712]