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Mackinac Island in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dwightwood Spring

 
 
Dwightwood Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Trevor L Whited, August 10, 2022
1. Dwightwood Spring Marker
Inscription.  "...to preserve the work of nature, to make the spring accessible, to prove a shelter in time of storm, to be a resting place for the weary, long to be remembered after leaving the beautiful Island shore." Superintendent Benjamin Franklin Emery, Mackinac Island State Park, 1909 Mackinac Island is blessed with many natural springs whose cool waters percolate through the limestone bedrock. Edwin O. Wood of Flint Michigan, donated funds for this canopy, fountain and benches in memory of his son, Dwight Hulbert Wood, who perished after his bicycle was struck by a horse-drawn fire engine.

On July 22, 1909, a dedication ceremony was held to christen Dwightwood Spring. It soon became a popular resting spot for visitors who sipped cool water while resting under the shaded canopy. Nearby, a wooden stairway and path, named Dwightwood Footway, connected East Shore Boulevard to Manitou Trail on the bluff above. CAUTION: WATER IS UNSAFE TO DRINK
 
Erected by Mackinac Associates & Mackinac State Historic Parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Resources
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 45° 51.351′ N, 84° 36.318′ W. Marker is on Mackinac Island, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is on Lake Shore Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5456 Lake Shore Drive, Mackinac Island MI 49757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nicolet Watch Tower (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arch Rock (about 700 feet away); Mission Church (approx. half a mile away); "Cass Cliff" (approx. half a mile away); Sainte Anne Church (approx. half a mile away); Fort Holmes (approx. half a mile away); Greany Grove (approx. half a mile away); Somewhere in Time Gazebo (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mackinac Island.
 
Dwightwood Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Trevor L Whited, August 10, 2022
2. Dwightwood Spring Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2022, by Trevor L Whited of Kokomo, Indiana. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2022, by Trevor L Whited of Kokomo, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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