By Bruce Micinski, Lake County Historical Society
Today at the intersection of U.S. 10 and Forman Road there is not much going on. Perhaps the most interesting thing you find looking at a plat book is that this is the exact common corner for Webber, Cherry Valley, Pleasant Plains and Yates Townships. Well, back in 1873, while Baldwin was becoming a railroad town, just two and a half miles east the village of Forman was started and was becoming a booming mill town. The middle branch of the Pere Marquette River just south of the village provided water power for Forman’s Mill.