Montrose is a city located in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,619. The city is situated within Montrose Township, but is politically independent.
Montrose was first settled in 1835 by Daniel Pifford as part of present neighboring Vienna Township, originally named Pewonagowink. When Montrose Township was organized in 1848, John Farquharson, a Scot, renamed the town to Montrose to impress his Scottish friends. The village of Montrose was incorporated from a portion of the township in 1899.
Montrose today is supported by local agriculture and commuter traffic to the greater Flint area. It has its own school system and is home to the Annual Montrose Blueberry Festival (http://www.montroseblueberryfestival.org/) that takes place every 3rd Weekend in August (since 1972).
The Montrose High School Football Team has a book published about them "No Quitters Here: Quest for the Dome" by B.M. Woodward in regards to their 10 Year Winning Streak from 1988 (http://michigan-football.com/s/1988/genesee8.htm) - 1998.
Dan Severn was a high school sensation From Montrose, setting a national record for consecutive pins (112 over 4 years) and winning the World Junior title in 1977. He was a three-time All-American at Arizona State University, and was an alternate on the 1984 Olympic team. Severn runs a wrestling school and still competes as a pro wrestler and UFC-style competitor. In addition, he has won over 90 major amateur titles, and is a black belt in judo and sombo.
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