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Rochester Hills in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal

 
 
Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 16, 2018
1. Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker
Inscription.  This canal, conceived at the peak of the era of canal-building, was part of Michigan's internal improvements program which was announced in 1837. The Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal would make it possible to cross southern Michigan by boat from Lake St. Clair to Lake Michigan. On July 20, 1838, construction began at Mt. Clemens amid much fanfare. Hard times, however, soon made it difficult to sell bonds to finance the canal. When the excavation reached this point in 1843, the money ran out, and all work ceased. With the coming of railroads, support for the canal vanished. The completed part was little used.
 
Erected 1957 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 96.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 40.388′ N, 83° 5.783′ W. Marker is in Rochester Hills, Michigan, in Oakland
Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker CLoseup image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 16, 2018
2. Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker CLoseup
County. Marker can be reached from East Avon Road near Dequindre Road. Marker is in Yates Park, next to the Clinton River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1991 East Avon Road, Rochester MI 48307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yates Cider Mill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stony Creek Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Hammer (approx. 1.8 miles away); 1927 Van Hoosen Calf Barn/1927 Van Hoosen Bull Barn (approx. 1.8 miles away); 1927 Van Hoosen Dairy Barn (approx. 1.8 miles away); Stoney Creek School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Chapman Pond (approx. 1.8 miles away); Stony Creek Masonic Lodge No. 5/Mount Moriah (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester Hills.
 
Also see . . .  Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal. (Submitted on June 17, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 16, 2018
3. Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker
Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 16, 2018
4. Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker
This marker is in the distance at the far left of the image.
Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 16, 2018
5. Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker
View of the Clinton River behind the marker. The cement here might be remains of the aqueduct that was built over the Clinton River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 17, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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