1908-1976Pierce 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.
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|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 575018 N 4969434|
|Decimal Degrees||44.87438333, -86.05025000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 52.463', W 86° 3.015'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 52' 27.78" N, 86° 3' 0.9" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Unnamed Road, Glen Arbor MI 49636, US|
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