Brighton in Livingston County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Duke the Hereford
Brighton's Victorian Silhouettes
Duke was raised to provide beef. Herefords are brown and white and could be found in the 1870s. Sometimes cattle and cows were found in the Old Village Cemetery eating grass. These animals apparently left the safety of their pen in search of food. During this period cemeteries had tall grass. The Brighton Argus in the late 1800s published several articles urging the owners of the animals to take better care of securing them and to help keep the streets clean. Animals found in the streets or the cemeteries were taken to the impoundment lot located at the north east corner of St. Paul St. and Grand River Ave. The owners of the animals would have to pay to get their animals released.
Original Art by: Lisa DeLuca
Erected 2017 by Brighton Area Historical Society, Brighton Art Guild, Downtown Brighton. (Marker Number 5.)
Location. 42° 31.835′ N, 83° 46.948′ W. Marker is in Brighton, Michigan, in Livingston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West St. Paul Street and North West Street. Touch for map. Marker is in the Old Village Cemetery behind St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West St. Paul Street, Brighton MI 48116, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Bessie the Holstein (within shouting distance of this marker); Alvira Gilluly (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul's (within shouting distance of this marker); B.T.O. Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Pipp Children Fishing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brighton Village Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Old Town Hall (about 400 feet away); Henry Ford and John Tanner (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brighton.
Also see . . . Who's that? Faces from Brighton's past pop up on city streets. According to this article from the Livingston Daily Press & Argus, Brighton's Victorian Silhouettes will be "left on display for three years, except for during the winter." (Submitted on August 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.