Oscoda in Iosco County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1988 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1576.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is July 12, 1911.
Location. 44° 25.171′ N, 83° 19.606′ W. Marker is in Oscoda, Michigan, in Iosco County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Dwight Avenue and Canada Street. Marker is located near the southeast corner Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 East River Road, Oscoda MI 48750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Louis Chevalier Claim (approx. half a mile away); Greenbush School (approx. 11½ miles away); East Tawas Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.7 miles away); Rodman Water Power Sawmill (approx. 12.8 miles away); Brass Range Marker (approx. 12.8 miles away); The Changing Shape of Tawas Point (approx. 12.9 miles away); Preserving the Light (approx. 12.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oscoda.
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1. Grandson of captain who saved 1911 fire refugees visits. Ralph D. Myers was captain of the Niko, that rescued 280 people escaping the conflagration. Five lives were lost; Francois Clairmount, an aged musician; William Batts, yardman at the Elliott Hotel; Samuel Rosenthal, a merchant; Jacques Lavoie, a box maker who later died in a Bay City Hospital of burns he received; and an unidentified peddler. (Submitted on August 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The 1911 Oscoda Fire. On July 11, a warm summer day in 1911, the neighboring cities of Oscoda and AuSable (Michigan) burned to the ground in what has been called the "most devastating fire in the history of Michigan". (Submitted on August 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Oscoda, MI Area Fire, Jul 1911. The town of Oscoda has been wiped out by fire; the town of Au Sable, opposite it, across the Au Sable River, is now on fire, and the 1,800 inhabitants of the two towns are being taken on board a big steamer that arrived at Au Sable and a train made up of freight cars picked up in the Au Sable and Oscoda freight yards, while another train is being sent late tonight from East Tawas to take away refugees. (Submitted on August 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.