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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28M4_the-mill_Williamston-MI.html
In early times, communities grew up around mills, particularly sawmills and grist mills. Settlers needed to make regular trips to grist mills in order to convert their grain crops into flour or meal for their families, livestock and sale. Other bu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28LV_the-bridge_Williamston-MI.html
1842: The wooden bridge Though no records exist of Williamston's first bridge, there must have been bridges to move supplies and traffic between the mills and farms on the north side. One entering our Village from the north, will not fail to …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2102_dora-hall-stockman_East-Lansing-MI.html
Elected to the State Board of Agriculture in 1919, Dora Hall Stockman was the first woman to hold an elective office in the state of Michigan. She was the first woman in the United States to be on the Board of Control of a Land-Grant Institution, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20ZI_the-spartan_East-Lansing-MI.html
Plaque on Statue Base Leonard D. Jungwirth (American, 1903-1963) MSU faculty member, Department of Art, 1940-1963 Original terra cotta sculpture, 1945 Bronze cast from original, 2005 Dedicated on October 8, 2005 In 1926 George S. Ald…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20Z8_walter-adams-field_East-Lansing-MI.html
Walter Adams (1922-1998), master teacher and one of the foremost antitrust economists of his generation, served from April 1, 1969, until January 1, 1970, as 13th President of Michigan State University. Prolific author and frequent witness before …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20QK_haslett_Meridian-charter-Township-MI.html
Settlement on Pine Lake, now Lake Lansing, began in the 1830s, but real growth came after the opening of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad in 1877. Easy access prompted the Nemoka Spritual Association to begin in 1883 the first of a long serie…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20PX_bigelow-kuhn-thomas-house_East-Lansing-MI.html
By 1986 this Greek Revival house was the only privately-owned pre-Civil War house still used as a residence in East Lansing. Horace Bigelow (c. 1822-1891) built it in 1849. According to the 1874 Atlas of Ingham County, Bigelow was "a farmer, stock…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20OU_michigan-state-university_East-Lansing-MI.html
On this site stood College Hall, first building in the United States erected for the teaching of scientific agriculture. Here began the first college of its kind in America, and the model for Land-Grant colleges established under the Morrill Act o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20OT_the-rededication-of-the-beaumont-tower-bells_East-Lansing-MI.html
On May 3, 1996, the bells of Beaumont Tower rang again after having been silenced by wear and tear since 1987. Spartans everywhere rejoiced. In July 1995, the MSU Board of Trustees approved a renovation plan for the tower and carillon. A gift f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20OR_college-field_East-Lansing-MI.html
Side 1 In 1900 about 625 students attended the State Agricultural College, known commonly as M.A.C. The school was the precursor to Michigan State University. Making a new commitment to serious intercollegiate athletic competition, the college pu…
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