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Near Baraga in Baraga County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Keweenaw Bay

 
 
Keweenaw Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 14, 2014
1. Keweenaw Bay Marker
Inscription. This region's history is long and rich. Father Menard, the Jesuit missionary, wintered near what is now L'Anse in 1660-1661. Near here Father Baraga set up his mission in 1843. He and the head of the neighboring Methodist mission, the Rev. J. H. Pitezel, were good friends. Furs and fish figured prominently in the bay's early history as a source of economic wealth. In the 1880's and 1890's the area's timber was cut with Baraga and Pequaming being the centers of lumbering.
 
Erected 1957 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S0135.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 46° 45.566′ N, 88° 29.993′ W. Marker is near Baraga, Michigan, in Baraga County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 41 0.1 miles north of Plains Cut-off Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baraga MI 49908, United States of America.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Keweenaw Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 14, 2014
2. Keweenaw Bay Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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