Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Herbert Henry Dow 1866-1930
Chemical pioneer H.H. Dow developed new processes for extracting bromine, chlorine, calcium, magnesium and sodium compounds from Midland’s underground deposits of brine (salt water). During World War I, Dow’s company replaced Germany as a supplier of explosives, aspirin, magnesium and synthetic indigo. Dow continued to search for new products and processes; his final project was extracting bromine from sea water.
Herbert Dow literally put down roots in Midland. The orchards and gardens he planted around his home offered not only relaxation and opportunity to research agricultural chemicals during his lifetime; they are now part of his legacy to the community.
Location. 42° 44.035′ N, 84° 33.155′ W. Marker is in Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker can be reached from North Washington Square, on the right when traveling south. Marker is embedded in the sidewalk in front of 131 N. Washington Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 N Washington Square, Lansing MI 48933, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fannie Richards 1840-1922 (a few steps from this marker); Lansing Labor Holiday (within shouting distance of this marker); Joe Louis Barrow 1914-1981 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stevie Wonder b. 1950 (about 400 feet away); Helen Thomas B. 1920 (about 400 feet away); Michigan State Capitol / Michigan's Three Capitols (about 400 feet away); First Regiment Michigan Engineers (about 400 feet away); Michigan (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
Also see . . . Herbert Henry Dow, from the Chemical Heritage Foundation. (Submitted on June 15, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan.)
Additional keywords. Dow Gardens
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on June 1, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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