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Ferris State College

 
 
Ferris State College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 5, 2017
1. Ferris State College Marker
Inscription.  
This plaque marks
the first permanent site of
Ferris State College
established by
Woodbridge N. Ferris
1884

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
 
Location. 43° 41.908′ N, 85° 28.925′ W. Marker is in Big Rapids, Michigan, in Mecosta County. Marker is at the intersection of North Michigan Avenue and Maple Street (State Highway 20), on the left when traveling north on North Michigan Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids MI 49307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Downtown (a few steps from this marker); Fairman Building (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic Downtown (within shouting distance of this marker); Nisbett Block (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic Downtown (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic Downtown
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(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic Downtown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Historic Downtown (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Rapids.
 
Ferris State College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 5, 2017
2. Ferris State College Marker
The plaque is on the wall of the building, between the tall green pole and its shadow.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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