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Where You are Standing Wasn't Always Woods

 
 
Where You are Standing Wasn't Always Woods Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 7, 2018
1. Where You are Standing Wasn't Always Woods Marker
Inscription.  
Looking at this wooded park it is hard to imagine that from 1914 to 1947 this area was cleared of trees and was the home of up to 11 buildings which made up a brick factory. The longest of which was the kiln reaching some 300 feet from this point stretching up to the three building remains you passed while entering the park. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 42° 46.099′ N, 84° 45.888′ W. Marker is near Grand Ledge, Michigan, in Eaton County. Marker is on unnamed park road, 0.2 miles west of Tallman Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is in Lincoln Brick Park, about 2 miles from downtown Grand Ledge. It is along a trail and can be hard to see from the road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13991 Tallman Road, Grand Ledge MI 48837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. What's Buried Down Below? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Through Fire, Depression and War - The Legend Lives On (about 400 feet away); Why Lincoln Bricks Were Better
Where You are Standing Wasn't Always Woods Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 7, 2018
2. Where You are Standing Wasn't Always Woods Marker
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(about 400 feet away); The Old Boiler Room and Sand House (about 400 feet away); Quarrying and Carrying (about 400 feet away); Bring Bricks Back to Nature (about 500 feet away); Fitzgerald Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grand Ledge Chair Company (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Ledge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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Aug. 14, 2022