Inscription. The world-famous botanist and horticulturist, Liberty Hyde Bailey, was born in this frame house. Here in wilderness surroundings he learned of wild animals and plants and attended the local village school. He graduated from Michigan Agricultural College in 1882, served on its faculty, and designed at that school the nation's first distinctively horticultural laboratory building. Bailey went on to be director of Cornell's College of Agriculture, retiring in 1913. Throughout his life he made signal contributions to science.
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|1. Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954) Marker|
Erected 1964 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 243.)
Location. 42° 23.518′ N, 86° 15.839′ W. Marker is in South Haven, Michigan, in Van Buren County. Marker is on Bailey Avenue (Michigan Route 43) 0.2 miles north of Aylworth Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 903 S Bailey Ave, South Haven MI 49090, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey (a few steps from this marker); Frank E. Warner (a few steps from this marker); Corporal Duane E. Dewey (approx. 0.9 miles away); Haven Peaches (approx. 1.2 miles away); Van Buren County Poorhouse (approx. 14.4 miles away).
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|2. Liberty Hyde Bailey Birthplace, a Registered Historic Place|
Also see . . . Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum. Birthsite of Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey, America's Father of Modern Horticulture (Submitted on September 13, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2012. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2012. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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