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Mackinaw City in Cheboygan County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John L. (Jack) Staffan Chief Wawatam

 
 
John L. (Jack) Staffan  Chief Wawatam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 19, 2019
1. John L. (Jack) Staffan Chief Wawatam Marker
Inscription.  
In memory of
John L. (Jack) Staffan Chief Wawatam
August 1, 1909 - November 7, 1982

In tribute to our friend Jack Staffan, whose
participation, leadership and enthusiasm in the
Fort Michilimackinac Pageant spanned 20 years
of dedicated service.

"Lord, grant that I may not criticize my neighbor
until I have walked a mile in his moccasins."

Donated by
The Fort Michilimackinac Pageant Committee
and Muzzleloaders,
and the citizens of Mackinaw City.
5/28/83

 
Erected 1983 by Fort Michilimackinac Pageant Committee and Muzzleloaders.
 
Location. 45° 47.014′ N, 84° 43.384′ W. Marker is in Mackinaw City, Michigan, in Cheboygan County. Marker can be reached from North Huron Avenue south of East Jamet Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in Wawatam Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City MI 49701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lake Level Research on the Great Lakes (a few steps from this marker); Mackinaw Boat - Mackinaw Coat
John L. (Jack) Staffan  Chief Wawatam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 19, 2019
2. John L. (Jack) Staffan Chief Wawatam Marker
View looking toward the northeast. This plaque is on the rock at the left of the photo.
(a few steps from this marker); Island-Hopping the Straits (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Wawatam (within shouting distance of this marker); Mackinac and the Water Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Mackinaw's First Business District (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lumbering Era (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mackinaw City.
 
Additional comments.
1.
According to his obituary Jack Staffan was "Involved in Michilimackinac pageants taking the part of Chief Wawatam for more than 20 years."
    — Submitted October 10, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

 
Categories. Native Americans
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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