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

Cereal Bowl of America

 
 
Cereal Bowl of America Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
1. Cereal Bowl of America Marker
Marker is in terrible shape. Originally erected in 1958.
Inscription.  This is Battle Creek, where the leading producers of ready-to-eat cereals are located. Early attempts to process grains into appetizing new foods for Sanitarium guests revolutionized the eating habits of people everywhere. Made in Battle Creek was the magic phrase used by over 40 cereal manufacturers here in the early 1900's. Millions the world over enjoy the benefits and conveniences of packaged breakfast foods today. Cereals from “Foodtown, U. S. A.” have made Battle Creek one of the best known cities of its size in the world.
 
Erected 1958 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S0131.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 19.124′ N, 85° 10.996′ W. Marker is in Battle Creek, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Capital Avenue Southwest and Beacon Street, on the right when traveling north on Capital Avenue Southwest
Cereal Bowl of America Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
2. Cereal Bowl of America Marker
Entrance to Mill Race Park
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. Located at southwest corner of Mill Race Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek MI 49017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. LaSalle Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Del Shannon / Runaway (about 300 feet away); Battle Creek House (about 300 feet away); Erastus Hussey: Stationmaster / "Working for Humanity" (about 600 feet away); The Log Schoolhouse (about 700 feet away); Ward Mill Site / Ward Building Site (about 700 feet away); Michigan Central Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Battle Creek.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 182 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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Dec. 8, 2022