"The Stuart Little Pond"

"The Stuart Little Pond" (HMVFT)

Location: Farmington Hills, MI 48335 Oakland County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 28.581', W 83° 22.675'

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In the spring of 1953, Eleanor Olney Spicer age 12 was walking her dog, a toy Manchester terrier named Stuart Little, after the children's book, Stuart Little by E.B. White. Suddenly Stuart noticed a small animal and chased it into a drainpipe and could not get out. While Stuart barked for help, Eleanor ran to her mother, who called in a backhoe company to dig poor Stuart out. While they were digging, they removed some drain tiles. Three days later, they had a pond. Hence, the "Stuart Little Pond". Eleanor Olney Spicer was the oldest daughter of Eleanor Goodenough Spicer, and she was named Olney after her maternal ancestor, Thomas Olney, who came from England and landed in Salem, MA. He and Roger Williams went on to found Rhode Island in 1636.
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 5:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 304537 N 4705406
Decimal Degrees42.47635000, -83.37791667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 28.581', W 83° 22.675'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 28' 34.86" N, 83° 22' 40.50" W
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Area Code(s)248
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24715-25003 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills MI 48335, US
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