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Yale in St. Clair County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Yale Historical Murals

 
 
Yale Historical Mural #1 image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
1. Yale Historical Mural #1
Inscription.  
Mural #1
1851 Lumber Camp
S. Main Street & Brockway Rd.


Left side: White Pine — Michigan's State Tree
Right side: Roll Away on the bank of Mill Creek


Mural #2
from 1850 - 1889
Brockway Centre
officially named
Yale in 1889


Mural 3
1881
The Railroad

comes to Brockway Centre



Mural 4
Our Town
Yale
Remembering the Years


Still Here
1882 The Yale Expositor
1887 First Brick School
1899 The McColl House

Now Gone
The Yale Flax Mill
The Yale Creamery
The Yale Canning Factory

1871... First church built in Brockway Centre was the Methodist Episcopal
Early preacher Sam Bettes remembered with a street
1872... Second church built in Yale was the Methodist Protestant
Levi Morrill, an early lumberman, was remembered with a street

John D. Jones constructed first road; Jones Street is named after him
James
Yale Historical Mural #2 image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
2. Yale Historical Mural #2
S. Kennifick an early settler helped lay out village of Brockway Centre; Kennefic Street is named after him
1902... Yale Expositor item: 3 autos were sighted

1885... First wooden sidewalks were built
1903... First section of a cement walk was poured
1997... DDA layed first commemorative brick sidewalk

1885... First village election was held
1885... New jail was built
1889... Bicycles were status symbols and silent socials were the latest
1891... First fire engine
1898... 1st lights installed
1903... Every business and home had water supplied

1987... Yale's first Centennial Business - The Yale Expositor
1989... First Yale Bologna Festival
2002 - 2003... Downtown Development Authority installed historical murals of Yale, done by local artist Jane Weis, owner of Signs Unlimited

Mural 5
Yale City Park
Dedicated In
1947



Mural 6
The Annual Yale
Bologna Festival
Est. 1989
The Royal Family of Bolognaville


Mural 7
Also called a Corduroy Road
Log Road
M-19

Left side: Charley Brockway drove his band over the log road at breakneck speed from Yale to Brockway in only 20 minutes.
Right
Yale Historical Mural #3 image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
3. Yale Historical Mural #3
side: Abundance of Wildlife in the late 1800's

Mural 8
Yale's
First School
1853


Mural 9
"The heart & soul of Yale"
Yale Woolen Mills
1881 - 1963


Fleece from local sheep farmers was made into yarn and clothes

During WW I olive drab cloth was made for Army uniforms

Manufactured upholstery for all the major car companies

Locals aided in the war effort by making WW II Army uniforms

Mural 10
Yale Honors and Thanks Those Who Served


Mural 11
Farming In Yale
Farmers ... the Heart of America
Early On ... & Still

Left side: Early Farming     Still Farming


Mural 12
The Spirit of
Yale Bulldogs
Since 1902


Left side:
Go Blue
& White
First athletic contest by Yale High School was on November 13, 1902. Event played on a field at the Yale Fairgrounds on Sayles Road.

Right side:
Sail on for dear Yale High
the Blue and White will never die and every one in every way will fight to make this our team's day.
Yes we will cheer you through and through as every Bulldog fan will do.
So
Yale Historical Mural #4 image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
4. Yale Historical Mural #4
fight for Y - A - L - E to the end, our mighty honor to defend!
Go Yale!

Mural 13
Looking North 1905 — Main Street — Looking South 2005

1905Celebrating 100 Years2005
Population 900YALEPopulation 2063

 
Erected by Yale Downtown Development Authority.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 43° 7.728′ N, 82° 47.914′ W. Marker is in Yale, Michigan, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of South Brockway Road (State Highway 19) and Mechanic Street, on the right when traveling south on South Brockway Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South Brockway Road, Yale MI 48097, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Yale Expositor (within shouting distance of this marker); Kovatch Korner (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James McColl House (about 700 feet away); Cole United Methodist Church (approx. 3˝ miles away); Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish / John F. Farrell
Yale Historical Mural #5 image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
5. Yale Historical Mural #5
(approx. 9˝ miles away); Buel Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 10 miles away); Capac's Early Railroad Depots/The Fourth Capac Depot (approx. 10 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Boulder (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yale.
 
Yale Historical Mural #6 image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
6. Yale Historical Mural #6
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By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
7. Yale Historical Mural #7
Yale Historical Mural #8 image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
8. Yale Historical Mural #8
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9. Yale Historical Mural #9
Yale Historical Mural #10 image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
10. Yale Historical Mural #10
Yale Historical Mural #11 image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
11. Yale Historical Mural #11
Yale Historical Mural #12 image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
12. Yale Historical Mural #12
Yale Historical Mural #13 image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
13. Yale Historical Mural #13
Yale Historical Murals Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
14. Yale Historical Murals Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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