Near Garden in Delta County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Fayette Historic State Park
There has been a water pipe laid from the furnace through the streets as far as the barn, so that water can be had in case of fire at a hydrant near the store.
This underground pipeline supplied potable water to the company office, hotel, and stock barn. “At any hour of the day or night,” a resident complained, “its clanking may be heard [above] the howls of the neighboring dogs.”
Erected by Fayette Historic State Park & Michigan Historical Center.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 45° 43.103′ N, 86° 40.128′ 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, on the west side of the furnace complex. 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 The Smelting Process (a few steps from this marker); Railroad Grade (within shouting distance of this marker); Machine Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Carpenter Shop Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Furnace Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Fayette's Neighborhoods (within shouting distance of this marker); Furnace Complex, Upper Level (within shouting distance of this marker); Charcoal Kilns (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garden.
More about this marker. Marker is a large, rectangular 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, (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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