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Farmington Hills in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

“The Stuart Little Pond”

 
 
The Stuart Little Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 27, 2011
1. The Stuart Little Pond Marker
Inscription. In the spring of 1953, Eleanor Olney Spicer age 12 was walking her dog, a toy Manchester terrier named Stuart Little, after the children's book, Stuart Little by E.B. White. Suddenly Stuart noticed a small animal and chased it into a drainpipe and could not get out. While Stuart barked for help, Eleanor ran to her mother, who called in a backhoe company to dig poor Stuart out. While they were digging, they removed some drain tiles. Three days later, they had a pond. Hence, the "Stuart Little Pond". Eleanor Olney Spicer was the oldest daughter of Eleanor Goodenough Spicer, and she was named Olney after her maternal ancestor, Thomas Olney, who came from England and landed in Salem, MA. He and Roger Williams went on to found Rhode Island in 1636.
 
Location. 42° 28.581′ N, 83° 22.675′ W. Marker is in Farmington Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker can be reached from Farmington Road. Click for map. The marker is in Heritage Park, which is on Farmington Road (about 0.4 miles south of Eleven Mile Road). From the park entrance, take the road towards the Visitor Center, Nature Center, and Heritage & History Center. Marker is in this post office area: Farmington MI 48335, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spicer House
The Stuart Little Pond and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 27, 2011
2. The Stuart Little Pond and Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Village Center (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Farmington's First Post Office (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gov. Fred M. Warner (approx. 0.7 miles away); City of Farmington (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Quaker Meeting (approx. mile away); Farmington Masonic Temple and Farmington Township Hall (approx. mile away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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