Near Garden in Delta County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Fayette Historic State Park
The charring process lasted six to eight days. When cool, the charcoal was removed by hand at the lower door.
T. Egleston, 1880
Erected by Fayette Historic State Park & Michigan Historical Center.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 45° 43.113′ N, 86° 40.05′ W. Marker is near Garden, Michigan, in Delta County. Marker can be reached from State Park Road, one mile west of II Road (State Highway 183). Marker is located along the interpretive trail in Fayette Historic State Park, overlooking the charcoal kilns. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4785 II Road, Garden MI 49835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charcoal Kilns (a few steps from this marker); Furnace Complex, Upper Level (within shouting distance of this marker); Fayette's Neighborhoods Furnace Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Railroad Grade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waterline (about 300 feet away); The Smelting Process (about 300 feet away); Machine Shop (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garden.
More about this marker. Marker is a large composite plaque, mounted horizontally on a waist-high wooden post.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Fayette Historic State Park
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1. Fayette Historic State Park. Fayette was once one of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron-smelting operations. Fayette grew up around two blast furnaces, a large dock, and several charcoal kilns, following the post-Civil War need for iron. Nearly 500 residents — many immigrating from Canada, the British Isles, and northern Europe — lived in and near the town that existed to make pig iron. During 24 years of operation, Fayette's blast furnaces produced a total of 229,288 tons of iron, using local hardwood forests for fuel and (Submitted on January 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Fayette Historic State Park website. (Submitted on January 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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