“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mackinac Island in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Mackinac Conference

Mackinac Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 30, 2017
1. Mackinac Conference Marker
On September 6, 1943, Michiganís Republican United States Senator, Arthur H. Vandenberg, chaired the meeting of the Post War Advisory Council. Republican National Committee Chairman, Harrison Spangler, created the council to draw up a foreign policy plank for the 1944 party platform. Fearing a split between isolationists and internationalists, Spangler wanted a unified policy statement on treaty ratification and the proposed world peace organization. The resulting plank cleared the way for later Republican congressional support of the United Nations and ultimately the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Among those attending the public sessions were Governors Warren of California, Dewey of New York, Kelly of Michigan, Green of Illinois, and Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio.

Michigan History Division, Department of State
Registered State Site No. 468
Property of the State of Michigan, 1975
Erected 1975 by Michigan History Division, Department of State.
Location. 45° 51.04′ N, 84° 37.49′ W. Marker is in Mackinac Island, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is at the intersection of West Bluff Road and Cadotte Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West Bluff Road. Touch for map
Mackinac Conference Marker (<b><i>wide view</b></i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 30, 2017
2. Mackinac Conference Marker (wide view)
. Marker is near the southeast corner of Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel, where the subject event occurred. Marker is in this post office area: Mackinac Island MI 49757, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); American Fur Company Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Fort Mackinac (approx. 0.4 miles away); Round Island Lighthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Scout Barracks / Parade Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greany Grove (approx. half a mile away); Island House (approx. half a mile away); "Cass Cliff" (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mackinac Island.
Categories. PoliticsWar, World II
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