Milk River Settlement Historical

Milk River Settlement Historical (HM1XO6)

Location: Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080 Macomb County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 27.274', W 82° 52.597'

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The strip of land at the mouth of the Milk River was named Pointe a Guignolet for a grape-link berry that the French fermented into brandy. It later became known as Gaukler Point. The 1702 map of Lac Sainte Claire, attributed to Detroit founder Antoine de la Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac, shows an Ottawa village near the Milk River. This is the earliest documented settlement at the point. As early as 1796 some thirty French families lived in the same vicinity. Well into the nineteenth century, the Milk River settlement was called L'Anse Creuse (Deep Bay). At one time part of Erin Township and, later, Lake Township, the community was incorporated as the village of St. Clair Shores in 1925 and became a city in 1951.
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HM NumberHM1XO6
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Year Placed2001
Placed ByMichigan Historical Center - Michigan Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 345691 N 4701954
Decimal Degrees42.45456667, -82.87661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 27.274', W 82° 52.597'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 27' 16.44" N, 82° 52' 35.82" W
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Area Code(s)313, 810, 586, 248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22733-22799 Lakeshore Dr, Saint Clair Shores MI 48080, US
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