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Old Mission Point in Grand Traverse County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Hessler Log Home

 
 
The Hessler Log Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
1. The Hessler Log Home Marker
Inscription.

In 1854-1856 this log home was built in the southern part of the Old Mission Peninsula by early settlers, Mary & Joseph Hessler. The huge logs cut from pine trees were hand hewn and stacked on top of each other to form the walls, while modified dove-tailed joints held the corners snugly together without nails or fasterners. The cabin was moved to this park, repaired, and furnished during 1992-1997 to assist the public in understanding how our pioneer families lived and utilized the untamed land.
 
Location. 44° 59.468′ N, 85° 28.809′ W. Marker is in Old Mission Point, Michigan, in Grand Traverse County. Click for map. Marker and house are in Peninsula Township Park, just west of the Old Mission Point Lighthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20500 Center Road, Traverse City MI 49686, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hesler Log House (a few steps from this marker); A Light at Old Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Lighthouse Privy (within shouting distance of this marker); Oil House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Mission Church

The Hessler Log Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
2. The Hessler Log Home Marker
(approx. 2.5 miles away); Because of the Water... (approx. 7.4 miles away); Elk Rapids (approx. 7.4 miles away); Land of Anishinabek (approx. 7.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Old Mission Point.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Hessler Log Cabin. (Submitted on September 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Hessler Log House. (Submitted on September 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Hesler Log House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Hesler Log House
Hessler Log Home Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
4. Hessler Log Home Interior
The rear of the cabin has a cutaway with viewing windows to see inside.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on September 26, 2016.
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