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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AKQ_lutherans-in-monroe-county_Monroe-MI.html
German pioneers who began settling this area in 1828 formed Monroe County's first Lutheran church here in 1834. The Rev. Friedrich Schmid became their first pastor, traveling by horseback from Ann Arbor. The growing congregation incorporated as Zo…
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LaPlaisance Bay - the pleasant bay - was named in 1679 by Robert De LaSalle. After the War of 1812, it became part of the United States. In 1820 Maj. John Whipple was appointed keeper of the LaPlaisance Bay lighthouse. April 19, 1825 Col. John And…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WJ4_michigan-historic-crossroads-michigan-twenty-sixth-state-historical_Monroe-MI.html
Michigan: Historic Crossroads Because of its location in the heart of the upper Great Lakes, Michigan has been a historic crossroads. Its waterways and trails were favorite routes of Indians many centuries ago. French explorers first entered Mich…
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From the earliest days of Michigan settlement this corner has witnessed travel of many sorts signaling important events in the history of Michigan. East lies Monroe's port on Lake Erie where waves of immigrant traffic came from New England by …
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A covered toll bridge first spanned this section of the River Raisin in 1819. Destroyed by high water and ice in 1832, the bridge was replaced with a conventional wooden span, which lasted 30 years before being replaced in the late 1860's. "Te…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1DMA_monroes-soldiers_Monroe-MI.html
Local historians credit Monroe County with the largest proportionate enrollment of volunteers in the Civil War of any county in the United States.Military enrollments have been proportionately large in Monroe County in every war, due no doubt to t…
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One of the pioneer rail lines of the west, the Michigan Southern transported during a colorful but brief period a vast army of settlers who crossed Lake Erie by boat. Trains waited at the piers to carry the travelers and their possessions west to …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1DKR_editor-ellis-1825_Monroe-MI.html
Newspaper history in Monroe has been continuous since 1825 when Edward Ellis, an exceptionally able editor, came west from Buffalo with his press and printing equipment.Ellis' pioneer paper was unique for that day, holding itself independent of po…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1DKP_historical-museum_Monroe-MI.html
The Monroe County Historical Society began to collect local historical artifacts in 1938, housing them in a storied homestead, the Sawyer House on East Front Street, before presenting them to the Historical Commission established in 1967 by Monroe…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1DJP_first-presbyterian-church_Monroe-MI.html
This Church, the first Protestant Church in this area and the first Presbyterian Church in Michigan, was organized January 13, 1820. "Minuteman" George Alford, of the Revolutionary War, was one of the charter members.The Rev. John Monteith, who la…
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