Mt. Baldhead

Mt. Baldhead (HM1ECN)

Location: Douglas, MI 49406 Allegan County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 38.67', W 86° 12.232'

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Mt. Baldhead is one of Michigan's tallest dunes. Local Indians used it for their White Dog ceremonial sacrifice. In 1884 it became a park with camping at the foot and observation tower on top. In 1890, the first Fat Mans Club dune climb took place, and weddings at the top became popular. Changing lake levels and powerful west winds caused the "bald" dune to move eastward, threatening to block the harbor and destroy the village. The solution? Trees. The ball, a Korean War Air Force radar station was placed on top. Today, 302 steps are part of a marathon course and welcomes thousands of view-seekers each year.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 11:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 565264 N 4721645
Decimal Degrees42.64450000, -86.20386667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 38.67', W 86° 12.232'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 38' 40.20" N, 86° 12' 13.92" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 Garden Terrace, Douglas MI 49406, US
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