Yale in St. Clair County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Yale Historical Murals
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
from 1850 - 1889
Yale in 1889
comes to Brockway Centre
Remembering the Years
1882 The Yale Expositor
1887 First Brick School
1899 The McColl House
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
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
Yale City Park
The Annual Yale
The Royal Family of Bolognaville
Also called a Corduroy Road
Left side: Charley Brockway drove his band over the log road at breakneck speed from Yale to Brockway in only 20 minutes.
"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
Yale Honors and Thanks Those Who Served
Farming In Yale
Farmers ... the Heart of America
Early On ... & Still
Left side: Early Farming Still Farming
The Spirit of
First athletic contest by Yale High School was on November 13, 1902. Event played on a field at the Yale Fairgrounds on Sayles Road.
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.
Looking North 1905 — Main Street — Looking South 2005
|1905||Celebrating 100 Years||2005|
|Population 900||YALE||Population 2063|
Erected by Yale Downtown Development Authority.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & 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 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.
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.