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Farmington Hills in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Minnow Pond

 
 
The Minnow Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 23, 2020
1. The Minnow Pond Marker
Inscription.  This pleasant little valley and the pond at the bottom of it have been here since the retreat of the last ice sheet about 12,000 years ago. For centuries it was a camping spot for Indian parties traveling across the state. Many artifacts and stone tools have been found in this area. It is the subject of a beautiful Indian legend, The Potawatomi Curtain. An 1817 map shows an Indian Trail around the pond.
 
Erected 1983 by City of Farmington Hills, Farmington Hills Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentNative Americans.
 
Location. 42° 31.595′ N, 83° 25.085′ W. Marker is in Farmington Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of West Fourteen Mile Road and Halsted Road, on the right when traveling east on West Fourteen Mile Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmington MI 48331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Theron Murray House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eber Durham House (approx. 1.2 miles away); John Garfield House
The Minnow Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 23, 2020
2. The Minnow Pond Marker
View looking toward the east along West Fourteen Mile Road.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Boorn-Halsted House (approx. 1.7 miles away); North Farmington (approx. 2 miles away); Hamilton Jones House (approx. 2 miles away); West Farmington Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); The Harger House (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington Hills.
 
The Minnow Pond and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 23, 2020
3. The Minnow Pond and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 30, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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