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Marshall in Calhoun County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sam Hill House

 
 
Sam Hill House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
1. Sam Hill House Marker
Inscription.  Samuel W. Hill, legendary figure of the northland, surveyed the Great Lakes’ harbors in 1840-44 and worked with Dr. Douglass Houghton on the first geological survey of the Upper Peninsula in 1845. He was later involved with the sale of land and the building of roads and canals in the area. For many years he directed some of the most successful copper mines of the Lake Superior region. Twice elected to the state legislature, Hill retired to this house in 1875. He died in 1889.
 
Erected 1974 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L0283.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
Location. 42° 16.377′ N, 84° 57.667′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of West Mansion Street and North Eagle Street, on the left when traveling west on West Mansion
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Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 139 W Mansion St, Marshall MI 49068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer School (here, next to this marker); James A. Miner (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Interurban Depot Gasoline Museum (about 300 feet away); Eagle Opera House (about 400 feet away); Sullivan Insurance Agency, Inc. (about 400 feet away); Stage Coach Inn (about 400 feet away); The Stagecoach Inn (about 400 feet away); The Interurban / Interurban Depot (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
 
Also see . . .  Sam Hill (euphemism). Sam Hill is one of the origin stories for this expression
Whenever friends or neighbors retold his colorful tales in more polite society, they had to tame his unmentionables by substituting the sinless sounding words 'Sam Hill'. In time the expression, 'What the Sam Hill' spread far beyond the Copper Country.
(Submitted on July 14, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.) 
 
Sam Hill House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
2. Sam Hill House Marker
Sam Hill House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
3. Sam Hill House
House is currently a gynecology practice
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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