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Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Douglass Houghton

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, September 10, 2021
1. Douglass Houghton Marker
Inscription.  In Memoriam Douglass Houghton, M.D. professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geology in this University and head of the geological survey in this state. Learned in science, zealous in action while fearlessly engaged in public work, he perished by the overturning of a boat in Lake Superior. Drowned, never, alas, again to be seen until the lake shall give up its dead. He died on October 13, 1849 at the age of 36. The Regents of the University of Michigan have had this monument erected.
This being a translation of the original Latin text from the base of the monument
 
Erected by The Regents of the University of Michigan.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is October 13, 1849.
 
Location. 42° 16.572′ N, 83° 44.26′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker can be reached from South University Avenue near Tappan Avenue. Located on the east side of Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 913 S University Ave, Ann Arbor MI 48109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Fox (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Whiting
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By J.T. Lambrou, September 10, 2021
2. Douglass Houghton Marker
Marker one of four surrounding the Professors Monument
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(a few steps from this marker); Samuel Denton (a few steps from this marker); The Professors' Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Central Forty and The Diag (within shouting distance of this marker); Acacia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Xi Psi Phi Fraternity (about 300 feet away); Robert Brackett Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor.
 
Douglass Houghton oil on board image. Click for full size.
By Alvah Bradish, 1850
3. Douglass Houghton oil on board
He was appointed in 1839 as the first state geologist of Michigan, after it was admitted to the union, and served in that position for the rest of his life.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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