Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Waterloo Dam 1820
Veterans Memorial Park was made possible by the use of trust funds resulting from civilian defense effort in Monroe County during World War II and by appropriations of the Monroe City Commission and the Monroe County Board of Supervisors.
The park is dedicated to the war dead of the county and is open to all veterans of the county.
Waterloo Dam, title to which was acquired to unite park lands on the two banks of the river, marks the site of one of Michigan's earliest water power projects the Waterloo Grist Mills which were established on the south bank of the river in 1820. The dam originally made of logs and heavy planking was re-built and concreted in 1904.
Erected by Monroe County Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. 41° 55.48′ N, 83° 25.151′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on South Monroe Street, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48162, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waterloo Dam (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Col. Matt L. Urban (within shouting distance of this marker); Monroe County Persian Gulf War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monroe County War On Terror Memorial (about 300 feet away); Veterans Of Foreign Wars Memorial (about 300 feet away); Monroe County World War II Memorial (about 500 feet away); Monroe County World Wars Memorial (about 500 feet away); Monroe County World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
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