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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X1R_tuscola-county-courthouse-historical_Caro-MI.html
Peter DeWitt Bush (1818-1913), the second permanent resident of the village of Caro, donated this site for the county courthouse square in 1866. Then he, along with two other pioneer settlers, moved an old frame church to the site to serve as the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X1P_first-presbyterian-church-of-caro-historical_Caro-MI.html
Twelve persons organized the First Presbyterian Church of Caro in December 1878. The Reverend Edward P. Clark, the Presbyterian minister at Vassar, conducted the organizational meeting with the assistance of the Reverend R.P. Shaw of Bedford, Indi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X1L_peninsular-sugar-refining-company-historical_Caro-MI.html
The beet sugar industry in Michigan began growing rapidly in the late nineteenth century. The declining lumber industry had cleared thousands of acres of land suitable for the cultivation of sugar beets. In 1897 farmers were encouraged further to …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X1K_tuscola-county-fair-historical_Caro-MI.html
On March 11, 1882, thirty-three years after the nation's first state fair was held in Detroit, the Tuscola County Fair was organized as the Caro District Agricultural Association. On September 19-22, 1882, the fair hosted its first agricultural, i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X1H_caro-masonic-temple-historical_Caro-MI.html
This two-story Italianate commercial building was erected in 1879. One of the first brick buildings on Caro's main street, the structure was built by businessman and philanthropist Charles Montague as a bank and general store. When the building wa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X1F_first-meeting-of-the-caro-rotary-club-historical_Caro-MI.html
On this site at the Hotel Montague, the first meeting of the Caro Rotary Club was held on October 9, 1925. Twenty businessmen gathered for the charter meeting of the Caro Rotary Club. Rotary is an international organization that spans the globe…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X16_tuscola-county-advertiser-historical_Caro-MI.html
The Tuscola County Advertiser began publishing on August 21, 1868. The city's oldest surviving business establishment, it was founded by Henry G. Chapin, a native of Conesus, New York. Chapin edited and published the paper for twelve years. The pa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X15_trinity-episcopal-church-historical_Caro-MI.html
This skillfully designed board and batten Gothic Revival church, first served local Episcopalians in 1880. The congregation had been formed in 1871, the year the town was incorporated. During the 1870s Caro grew to be a major commerce center for t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X11_william-h-carson-house-historical_Caro-MI.html
Built in 1903
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X0N_juniata-house-historical_Vassar-MI.html
In 1851, Patrick McGlone (1810-1884) settled near here. Later, he built a one-story building that he named "Juniata House" where he provided lodging and food for travelers, as well as "good Barns" stocked "with hay and grain." His family served tr…
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