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Navarre - Anderson Trading Post

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, February 6, 2010
1. Navarre - Anderson Trading Post Marker
View of the front side of this historical marker.
Inscription. [Front side of Marker]

You are approaching the oldest surviving wooden structure in Michigan. Built in 1789, it was moved from its original Monroe site in 1894. In 1969 its history was discovered. We are exceptionally grateful to the following major contributors for the 1971-1991 restoration:

Roger Russeau and Peter Navarre, Gift of Building; Mike Vuich, Sr. and Millie Vuich, Gift of Land; Monroe Auto Equipment Foundation, Gift of Land; Charles S. & Marion F. McIntyre Foundation, Gift of Land; Sam W. Morris Co., Inc., Kitchen Building; Robert J. Boes Bequest, Replica Barn
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Meyer
La-Z-Boy Chair Company Foundation
Dr. Chester Antieau
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Linsenmeyer
L. E. Hoyt Memorial Fund
Mrs. Earle Little
Herman & Irene Gertz Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Shoemaker
Monroe County Community Foundation
Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State
Historic Preservation Fund, U. S. Dept. of Interior
David C. Hoffman, Inc.
John Richwine Construction
Monroe Rotary Club
Monroe County Historical Society
Monroe County Historical Commission


[Reverse side of Marker]

The 1971-1991 restoration project for this site was a joint effort of the Monroe County Historical Commission and
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By Dale K. Benington, February 6, 2010
2. Navarre - Anderson Trading Post Marker
View of the reverse side of this historical marker.
the Monroe County Historical Society. The following individuals served on one or both boards or on the Society's Development Committee during the project.

Martha Baker........Rev. William Mertz
Madelyn Berns........Alice Meyer
Hulda Blalko........Jeanne Micka
Lula Blum........Richard Micka
William Capaul........Jeanette Miller
Debbie Carney........Ralph Naveaux
Elizabeth Carter........Arthur Neidermeier
Marian Childs........Grace Newcomer
Carl Cousino........Stanley Niedermeier
Virginia Covington........Jay Overmyer
Mary Daume.......Leona Perelman
James DeVries........Susan Potter
Dennis Donovan........Ruth Price
Henry Durell........Wilma Price
Robert Ensign........Margaret Pyle
Lawrence Frost........Mary Ann Rees
Herman Gertz........William Rupp
Catherine Gibson........Larry See Jr.
Ada Gorno........Richard Sieb
Gertrude Gustafson........Edwin Shoemaker
Robert Gustafson........Margaret Stoeckert
Barbara Harrington........Jeanette Stoner
Dorothy Heinlen........Matthew Switlik
Ruth Kaper........Margaret Thomas
Harvey Keith........Edna Toburen
Jason King........Stuart Todd
Milton Knabusch........Gertrude Urbani
Maxine Lathi........Mike VanGordon
Rev. Lambert LaVoy........Patricia Vincent
William LaVoy........Patricia Vincent
Arthur
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By Dale K. Benington, February 6, 2010
3. Navarre - Anderson Trading Post Marker
View of historical marker down by the River Raisin along the path that leads to the Navarre - Anderson Trading Post.
Lesow........Jody Vollrath
Steve Linsenmeyer........Virnelle Voss
Elsie Little........Dan Vuich, Sr.
Berneice Lohman........Robert Worden
Karl Luft........Mike Yeck
Guy McAran


 
Erected by Monroe County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 56.095′ N, 83° 27.671′ W. Marker is near Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Custer Road and Raisinville Road. Click for map. This historical marker is located at the Monroe County Historical Society complex, off of a trail that leads from the southeast side of their parking lot, along the north side of the River Raisin, across a footbridge over Willow Run, and then on to the Navarre - Anderson Trading Post. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3815 North Custer Road, Monroe MI 48162, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Navarre - Anderson Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker); The Custer Home (approx. one mile away); First Indian Trading Post (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Michigan Southern (approx. 3.4 miles away); Monroe's Soldiers
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By Dale K. Benington, February 6, 2010
4. Navarre - Anderson Trading Post Marker
View of historical marker in the right foreground along the path that leads to the Navarre - Anderson Trading Post, which can be seen in the background, just beyond the footbridge over Willow Run.
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Michigan's Tribute to Kentucky (approx. 3.4 miles away); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 3.4 miles away); Memorial Place (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monroe.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Dale K. Benington, February 6, 2010
5. Navarre - Anderson Trading Post
View of the footbridge leading to the Navarre - Anderson Trading Post complex.
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By Dale K. Benington, February 6, 2010
6. Navarre - Anderson Trading Post
View of the Navarre - Anderson Trading Post.
 
 
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