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Spring Arbor in Jackson County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ed Cross Farm

 
 
Ed Cross Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rae Pierce, September 14, 2015
1. Ed Cross Farm Marker
Inscription. Ed Cross and his wife, Edith, built this house, barn and granary in 1919. As a young man Cross (1863 - 1938) spent several years working as a logger in Mackinac County, eventually returning to Spring Arbor. During the last fifty years of his life he operated a sawmill, a cider mill and a threshing rig. He also served as the township treasurer, as a highway commissioner, and on the Jackson County Board of Supervisors. In 1932, Ed Cross, like many farmers during the Great Depression, lost the farm to foreclosure.
 
Erected 2001. (Marker Number l2099.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 11.922′ N, 84° 33.218′ W. Marker is in Spring Arbor, Michigan, in Jackson County. Marker is on Teft Rd, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This Historical marker is locate on the front porch of the farm house. Difficult to see from the road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 321 Teft Road, Spring Arbor MI 49283, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michigan Central College Residence Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spring Arbor College (approx.
Ed Cross Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rae Pierce, September 14, 2015
2. Ed Cross Farm Marker
half a mile away); Huron Potawatomi Village / Spring Arbor (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wellman General Store (approx. 3.7 miles away); Paddock-Hubbard House (approx. 4.8 miles away); Concord Universalists / First Universalist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); McCain School (approx. 5.4 miles away); Ella Sharp Museum (approx. 7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spring Arbor.
 
Additional keywords. Farming
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rae Pierce of Rives Junction, Michigan. This page has been viewed 126 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Rae Pierce of Rives Junction, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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