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[photo credit]By a Staff Photographer
[photo caption]Charles F. Ruggles
Timber baron and humanitarian, Mr. Ruggles, who died last August, was a believer in eugenics. He amassed a fortune from vast forest tracts of hardwood in Northern Michigan and owned what is said to be the largest forest in the world in Amidor and Calavaras counties, California. In his will he devoted the bulk of his wealth to charitable, benevolent, educational and public welfare work in the state of Michigan. The bequest was strongly eugenic in many of its most important provisions.