Tom Trombley, deputy director of the Castle Museum, 500 Federal, knew McDonald and respected his tenacity for researching the past.
just had a real passion for local history and was very detail oriented," Trombley
remembers McDonald's joy in sharing Saginaw history with those around him, including in his
series, "A Parade of Saginaw Folks I Wish I Had Known," published in The Saginaw News
"It was one of the first things I opened up and read in The Saginaw News
Looking back, Trombley
said the collection as a whole holds remarkable value.
added that the entire series of articles provides inspiration for the community, outlining where the city has been, where it is, and perhaps where it could be.
Whether they would go on to be world-famous athletes or just a regular Joe, McDonald took the time to remember those who contributed to the success of Saginaw, according to Trombley