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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AAQ_gugel-bridge_Frankenmuth-MI.html
While W. Chritian Gugel (1874-1930) was the treasurer of Saginaw County (1915-1920), he used his influence to ensure that the Dixie Hwy. Bridge was moved to span the Cass River at the Beyer Rd. location near his farm. Because of his efforts it …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2A8R_hattie-stimpson-1875-1948_Mackinaw-City-MI.html
Hattie Stimpson was one of the founding members of the Mackinaw Woman's Club some 90 years ago. On Saturday, March 6, 2004, ninety-two people attended Mackinaw Area's Historical Society's first annual Cabin Fever Dinner at Audie's Restaurant in …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2A5J_lawrence-avenue-methodist-episcopal-church_Charlotte-MI.html
Side 1 Served for many years by circuit riding ministers, the Methodist congregation dates from 1838, making it Charlotte's oldest religious society. People worshipped at the home of Jonathan Searles, in a temporary courtroom in the Eagle Hotel, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2A55_first-congregational-church-of-charlotte_Charlotte-MI.html
This handsome brick church was completed in 1881. Seven persons organized the congregation in 1851 in nearby Carmel Township. Moving to Charlotte the next year, they held services in the wooden courthouse and in 1856 built the city's first place o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2A43_st-pauls-episcopal-church_Flint-MI.html
The Reverend Daniel Brown came to this area in 1839 to help form a new Episcopal parish. He became the first rector of St. Paul's in 1840 when it received canonical sanction. The congregation met in a temporary chapel and then in a small church be…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2A3V_genesee-county-courthouse_Flint-MI.html
Genesee County was organized on March 8, 1836. The previous year the territorial legislature had stipulated that the county seat would be located on the west side of the Saginaw Turnpike "on lands recently deeded by John Todd and wife" t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29WQ_loren-andrus-house_Washington-MI.html
(side 1) Loren Andrus (1816-1901) came to Macomb County from New York State in 1828. He served as an assistant engineer on the survey of the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal, but gained prominence in agricultural work. In particular he focused on the br…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29VX_wayne-industries_Wayne-MI.html
From this building many industries put people in motion. The first was Harroun Motor Car Company, which built more than 3,000 vehicles here from 1915 to 1922. From 1924 to 1927 Gotfredson Truck made heavy duty trucks and bus chassis in this plant…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29V4_s-s-edmund-fitzgerald_Detroit-MI.html
The S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald known as one of the largest ships on the Great Lakes, passed by this location transporting taconite iron ore to ports in Detroit, Toledo and beyond. November 10, 2015 marked 40 years since this 729-foot steamer succu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29V2_the-country-school_Otisville-MI.html
When you lived in a rural area say before 1950, in most parts of the US, you didn't hop on the school bus and ride miles to your local town school. At first, in the early years your family had horses and a wagon to get around. Then later you had a…
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