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Bay Port in Huron County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stagecoaches

 
 
Stagecoaches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Garman, June 28, 2020
1. Stagecoaches Marker
Inscription.  Stagecoaches played an important part in developing the Midwest. Michigan’s frontier “fever” peaked in the decade from 1830 to 1840 with a 600 percent population increase. Stagecoaches attempted to fill the demand for fast and relatively comfortable transportation. Early stagecoach travel was slow and rough but improved with better built roads. The inns and taverns on the stage routes were a welcome relief in Michigan. This stepping stone, which once led to the famous Bay Port Hotel, is all that remains of the stagecoach era in Bay Port.
 
Erected 1978 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L541.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 43° 51.061′ N, 83° 22.257′ W. Marker is in Bay Port, Michigan, in Huron County. Marker is on Cedar Street east of 2nd Street, on the left when traveling east
Stagecoaches Marker and Stepping Stone to the former Bay Port Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Garman, June 28, 2020
2. Stagecoaches Marker and Stepping Stone to the former Bay Port Hotel
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9740 Cedar St, Bay Port MI 48720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bay Port Fishing District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Fire of 1881 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pigeon Depot (approx. 5.3 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 8.1 miles away); John C. Liken / John C. Martini House (approx. 9.1 miles away); Sebewaing Township Hall (approx. 9.2 miles away); The Indian Mission (approx. 9.4 miles away); Owendale (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bay Port.
 
Stepping Stone to Bay Port Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Garman, June 28, 2020
3. Stepping Stone to Bay Port Hotel
All that remains of the once famous Bay Port Hotel, a popular resting place on the Stagecoach Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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