“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Paradise in Chippewa County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)


Emerson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Curtis poor, July 13, 2011
1. Emerson Marker
Inscription. Once a thriving hub of pine lumbering, Emerson is now a fishing hamlet. Just one mile south of the mouth of the Tahquamenon River (immortalized in Longfellows poem “Hiawatha”), this settlement overlooks picturesque Whitefish Bay. The village was founded by Kurt Emerson, a lumberman from the Saginaw Bay area, in the 1880's. Emerson erected a sawmill and in 1884 sold his establishment to the Chesbrough Lumber Company. Milling and lumbering operations ceased in 1912, at which time commercial fishing became the economic bulwark of the community.
Erected 1980 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number 725.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 46° 33.217′ N, 85° 2.05′ W. Marker is near Paradise, Michigan, in Chippewa County. Marker is on Michigan Route 128 near West South River Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. About three quarters of a mile South of mouth of Tahquamenon River. Marker is in this post office area: Paradise MI 49768, United States of America.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Curtis poor of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 55 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Curtis poor of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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