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Paris in Mecosta County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Paris Fish Hatchery

 
 
Paris Fish Hatchery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cameron Zwart, circa July 2010
1. Paris Fish Hatchery Marker
Inscription. Opening in 1881, the Paris Fish Hatchery was the state's second fish-rearing agency. This area was selected because of its abundant sources of water and excellent railroad connections. The Paris Fish Hatchery was a major supplier of salmon and brown trout fingerlings. Fish in milk cans painted a distinctive red were shipped throughout the state in railroad baggage cars, the most famous of which was the "Wolverine," which was used from 1913 to 1938, when motorized vehicles began to dominate shipment. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) renovated and expanded the facility in the mid-1930s. It continued to operate until 1964, when it was closed by the Department of Natural Resources. The site was acquired by the Mecosta County Park Commission in 1973, refurbished as a park and reopened in July 1976.
 
Erected 1980 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number 506.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 43° 47.333′ N, 85° 30.139′ W. Marker is in Paris, Michigan, in Mecosta County. Marker can be reached from Northland Drive 0.2 miles north of 22 Mile Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Paris Park adjacent to the Muskegon River and White Pine Trail State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22090 Northland Drive, Paris MI 49338, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .
1. Paris Fish Hatchery. Center for Geographic Information (Submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.) 

2. Paris Park. Paris Park (Submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.) 

3. Green Charter Township. Wikipedia (Submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan. This page has been viewed 827 times since then and 46 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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