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North Muskegon in Muskegon County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post

 
 
Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 15, 2015
1. Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post Marker
Inscription. Near this site, on the shore of Muskegon Lake, stood the first Indian fur trading post in Muskegon County. It was established in 1812 by Jean Baptiste Recollect, a French fur trader believed to be this area's first white settler. Jean Recollect remained here for about a year when a new manager took over. The Muskegon post operated as a successful business enterprise for many years. Remains of the chimney of Recollect's station were visible as late as 1836.
 
Erected 1980 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L726.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 14.635′ N, 86° 17.94′ W. Marker is in North Muskegon, Michigan, in Muskegon County. Marker is at the intersection of Ruddiman Drive and Bear Lake Road, on the right when traveling east on Ruddiman Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Muskegon MI 49445, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. DeWitt School (approx. 10.4 miles away); Grand Haven (approx. 12.5 miles away); Aloys Bilz House
Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 15, 2015
2. Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post marker
(approx. 12.6 miles away); Pere Marquette Steam Locomotive No. 1223 Class N-1, 2-8-4 Berkshire Type (approx. 12.7 miles away); Pere Marquette Auto Box Car No 72222 (approx. 12.7 miles away); Pere Marquette Caboose No. A-986 (approx. 12.7 miles away); Grand Trunk Western Bridge Approach Signal (approx. 12.7 miles away); Grand Trunk Western, Wood Caboose No. 77915 (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 11 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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