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St. Ignace in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
St. Ignace
 
St. Ignace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By M H, August 21, 2010
1. St. Ignace Marker
 
Inscription. Pere Marquette established in 1671 the Mission of St. Ignace. French troops soon after built Fort Buade. The state’s second oldest white village guarded the Straits while serving as the most important French fur post in the northwest. By 1706 both the fort and mission were abandoned. Only in the 19th century did lumbering and fishing revive the town.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 41.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 45° 52.085′ N, 84° 43.427′ W. Marker is in St. Ignace, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is on Business Interstate 75, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Between Central Hill & E. Truckey Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Ignace MI 49781, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skull Cave (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fort Holmes (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Holmes (approx. 5.2 miles away); Historic Fort Mackinac (approx. 5.2 miles away); American Fur Company Store (approx. 5.3 miles away); Round Island Lighthouse (approx. 5.3 miles away); Lake Michigan (approx. 5.5 miles away); Mackinac Bridge (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2010. This page has been viewed 473 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 27, 2010, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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