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Near Rockwood in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pointe Mouillee Marsh

 
 
Pointe Mouillee Marsh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, April 13, 2021
1. Pointe Mouillee Marsh Marker
Inscription.  Pointe Mouillee Provides a rich habitat for waterfowl and small game. Late Woodland Indians, attracted by the abundant wildlife resources, settled in this vicinity. The earliest white settlers in the area, French fur traders who sought beaver pelts, named the marsh "Pointe Mouillee," which means "wet point." In 1875 eight millionaire sportsmen organized the Big Eight Shooting Club, which was renamed the Pointe Mouillee Shooting Club in 1879. The marsh gradually receded over the years as Lake Erie's fluctuating waters eroded the protective barrier islands. In 1945 the Michigan Department of Conservation purchased the land with revenue from the federal Pittman - Robertson excise taxes and the state Game and Fish Protection Fund. During the 1980s the department initiated a major wildlife habitat project to restore the Mouillee marshes.
 
Erected 1990 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1722.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsNative Americans
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Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
Location. 42° 2.351′ N, 83° 11.988′ W. Marker is near Rockwood, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Pointe Mouillee Road, 0.6 miles south of Campau Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in the parking lot of the Pointe Mouillee State Game Area Headquarters where Pointe Mouillee road ends. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 37205 Pointe Mouillee Rd, Rockwood MI 48173, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hull's Trace (approx. ¾ mile away); War of 1812 Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Battle of Brownstown (approx. 3.2 miles away); Historic State Police Post (approx. 3.3 miles away); State Police Post (approx. 3.3 miles away); Anchor from the schooner "Oak Leaf" (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Hull Road (approx. 3.8 miles away); Estral Beach Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockwood.
 
Pointe Mouillee Marsh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, April 13, 2021
2. Pointe Mouillee Marsh Marker
Marker seen with Fermi 2 nuclear power plant further south on Lake Erie
Pointe Mouillee Marsh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, April 13, 2021
3. Pointe Mouillee Marsh Marker
View of marker with the marsh
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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