Pierce Stocking Historical

Pierce Stocking Historical (HM1URJ)

Location: Glen Arbor, MI 49636 Leelanau County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 52.463', W 86° 3.015'

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Pierce Stocking, a native of northern Lower Michigan, worked as a lumberman and spent much of his leisure time in the woods. He wanted to share his love of nature with others and conceived the idea of constructing a scenic drive onto the Sleeping Bear Dunes. He envisioned people of all ages and degrees of physical fitness experiencing the sand dunes and the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan. At the same time, he hoped to protect the fragile dunes and woods from excessive human use by concentrating activity along the road and at scenic overlooks and picnic areas.
In 1967, Pierce Stocking fulfilled his dream with the opening of the scenic drive to the public. The drive was operated privately until 1977 when it became a part of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 575018 N 4969434
Decimal Degrees44.87438333, -86.05025000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 52.463', W 86° 3.015'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 52' 27.78" N, 86° 3' 0.9" W
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Area Code(s)231
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Glen Arbor MI 49636, US
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