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Near Garden in Delta County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Boarding House Site

Fayette Historic State Park

 
 
Boarding House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2013
1. Boarding House Site Marker
Inscription.  Single employees found room and board at the hotel or in boarding houses like the one located here. In 1880, almost half the men at Fayette were boarders.

Many residents, like Annette and John DeVet, took in boarders to supplement their income. Typically, immigrant residents of similar nationalities lived together.
 
Erected by Fayette Historic State Park & Michigan Historical Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 45° 43.175′ N, 86° 40.226′ 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. 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. A Middle Class Neighborhood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sawmill Site (about 300 feet away); Warehouse Locations (about 400 feet away); The Smelting Process
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(about 500 feet away); Waterline (about 600 feet away); Machine Shop (about 600 feet away); Furnace Complex (about 600 feet away); Carpenter Shop Site (about 700 feet away). 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
 
Also see . . .
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 quarrying limestone from the bluffs to purify the iron ore. (Submitted on January 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Marker detail: By 1907, the boarding house was in a state of disrepair image. Click for full size.
Source: Michigan Historical Society
2. Marker detail: By 1907, the boarding house was in a state of disrepair
 

2. Fayette Historic State Park website. (Submitted on January 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
Boarding House Site Marker (<i>wide view; boarding house foundation ruins behind marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2013
3. Boarding House Site Marker (wide view; boarding house foundation ruins behind marker)
Boarding House Site (<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2013
4. Boarding House Site (view from near marker)
Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2013
5. Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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