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Mount Pleasant in Isabella County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Indian Mills

1857-1870

 
 
Indian Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 9, 2022
1. Indian Mills Marker
Inscription.  
Near this spot stood
The Council House
where
government agents met
the Chippewa Indians

 
Erected 1931 by Isabella Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
Location. 43° 37.577′ N, 84° 46.095′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, in Isabella County. Marker is at the intersection of Craig Hill Road and Old U.S. 27, on the right when traveling south on Craig Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant MI 48858, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isabella County Courthouse and Jail (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Isabella County Court House was already over thirty years old… (approx. 1.4 miles away); Isabella County Courthouse Postcards (approx. 1.4 miles away); Doughty House (approx.
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1.4 miles away); Isabella County Seat / The Founding of Mount Pleasant (approx. 1˝ miles away); Indian Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sacred Heart Academy (approx. 1.6 miles away); Central Michigan University (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Also see . . .
1. Indian Mills on the Chippewa River.
The mill site was just west of the present Mission Road bridge and just north of the river. The present day marker designates the site of the Council House built in 1857. The house was described as a two-story affair. The first floor held the Government Office and a storage room. The second floor was the council room where business between the Indians and the government was transacted. The Council House was still standing according to the plat of 1879 but its functions had largely passed. Many trading activities between Indians, fur traders, farmers and peddlers took place in this locale just before and during the Civil War.
(Submitted on September 12, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Indian Mills.
When the monument was dedicated here to Indian Mills [1931] probably not more than a half dozen people were among
Indian Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 9, 2022
2. Indian Mills Marker
(looking west from Craig Hill Road)
the dedication assembly who ever saw the now passed village in its heydey. Only a few of the county’s pioneers recall when Indian Mills was the trading and milling center of this territory. Mrs. Cass Mosher, of Rosebush, [then] in her eighties, once taught in one of the early Indian schools and despite her advanced years vividly recalled much of the history of Indian Mills, which was established in 1857 by the government and flourished for some 15 years. In the following article Mrs. Mosher reviews much of interest concerning the Indian Mills and the people who lived there...
(Submitted on September 12, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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