Julie brought this photo because she had no idea what it was doing in her family photos. (Julie is John & Ket (Mueller) Hesch's grandaughter. Her father, Johnny Boy, died when Julie was 11, so she didn't get to hear much about family history).
This is the store in Center Valley, and I just happened to find this blurb in the Pierz Journal December 30, 1909:
"Theo Billmeier informs us that the petition to the Soo RR Co for a station to be located six miles east of Pierz at a place formerly called Zerf has been granted, and will be called Center Valley".
So, the store and creamery there were built because of the station, or the station was granted because Center Valley was a new-born town?
(Click the link to read more about it).
See what I mean about COOL connections yesterday? ☺