Grand Junction is a small town located in Southwest Michigan. Some of the earliest settlers of Southwest Michigan were the Potowatami Indians. They first moved there around the 1740s from Wisconsin. Daniel Young is considered one of the pioneers of Grand Junction. He bought sections in Geneva Township because he knew that the railroad industry was growing and that the railroads would pass through current-day Grand Junction. He knew that Grand Junction would become a popular stop if there was more of a town-like feel to it, so he decided to build a hotel. Other settlers began to create other businesses as well in order to add the town. Agriculture was also another way people made their living in Grand Junction. The soil was fertile for crop production as was the climate.