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Ann Arbor Township in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hoyt Garrod Post and Family History

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, April 18, 2017
1. Hoyt Garrod Post and Family History Marker
Inscription.
University of Michigan Graduate, Naturalist & Gardener
Hoyt Garrod Post loved to walk the banks of the Huron River. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School in 1907, Hoyt spent many enjoyable hours hiking this area, canoeing and nurturing his passion for nature, gardening and the environment. One of his strongest interests was in the conservation and enjoyment of natural wooded environments . These interests were later echoed in his own award-winning gardens and natural areas.

The Post Family
Hoyt's tradition was carried on by his son Norris, who with wife Helen, and children Julie, Garrod, Nancy and Jeffrey, resided in Ann Arbor and became active in the Washtenaw Land Conservancy, the Nature Conservancy of Michigan and the Matthaei Bottanical Gardens. Norris spent a great deal of time developing beautiful natural areas of his own.

Today, this area along the Huron River is still enjoyed by Hoyt Garrod Post's great grandchildren and has been preserved in the hopes that you might enjoy it too!

This 3/4-mile long nature trail was built, in 1996, through the generosity of the late John C. Post and his wife, Thelma B. Post, in memory of his brother, Hoyt Garrod Post. Valuable assistance and family archives were provided by Norris and Helen Post.
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By Joel Seewald, April 18, 2017
2. Top Image
Hoyt Canoeing along the Huron River, c. 1903

 
Erected by Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.
 
Location. 42° 16.415′ N, 83° 40.068′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor Township, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is on Geddes Road 0.2 miles east of North Dixboro Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in Parker Mill County Park, in the Visitor Pavilion near the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4650 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Parker Family & Mill (here, next to this marker); Cider Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Parker Family Mills! (within shouting distance of this marker); Grist Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gristmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Native American Trails (within shouting distance of this marker); Frontier Cozy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor Township.
 
Categories. Environment
 
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By Joel Seewald, April 18, 2017
3. Second Image From Top
Hoyt G. Post pulling John C. Post, c. 1901
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By Joel Seewald, April 18, 2017
4. Middle Image
Hoyt & Norris Post hiking
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By Joel Seewald, April 18, 2017
5. Second Image From Bottom
Hoyt and his prize winning garden
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By Joel Seewald, April 18, 2017
6. Bottom Image
The Norris & Helen Post family of Ann Arbor
Hoyt Garrod Post and Family History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 18, 2017
7. Hoyt Garrod Post and Family History Marker
This marker is the second one from the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 29, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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