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Anderson Trading Post

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, February 6, 2010
1. Anderson Trading Post Marker
Inscription.  On this property in 1812 was the trading post of John Anderson, famed Scottish pioneer of the River Raisin.

Anderson, Colonel of the Militia in 1812, was taken prisoner at Detroit, later escaped.

Mrs. Anderson, alone at the time of the River Raisin massacre, successfully defied frenzied Indians who invaded the premises and lapped from the basement floor whiskey which she had emptied from the barrels. Mrs. Anderson sat defiantly upon the family money chest as the savages threatened her with upraised tomahawks. "Shame, so many Indians fight one squaw," Mrs. Anderson cried. Cowed by her words the Indians left and the home was not further molested.
 
Erected by Monroe County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNative AmericansWar of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 41° 55.039′ N, 83° 23.569′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of East Elm Avenue (State Highway 50) and North Macomb Street, on
Anderson Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, February 6, 2010
2. Anderson Trading Post Marker
View of historical marker in the foreground, and of the Allore Funeral Home in the background.
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the right when traveling west on East Elm Avenue. The historical marker is located on the north side of the River Raisin, along East Elm Street, in front of the Allore Funeral Home. 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. Tecumseh's Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gov. Robt. McCelland House (about 600 feet away); Indian Trading Post (about 600 feet away); A Storied Homestead (about 800 feet away); Col. Francis Navarre (about 800 feet away); Eisenmann-Enteman Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Death of Capt. Woolfolk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monroe Bank and Trust (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
Anderson Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, February 6, 2010
3. Anderson Trading Post Marker
View looking west of the historical marker in the foreground, with the Allore Funeral Home in the right background and East Elm Avenue in the left background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,250 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3. submitted on February 8, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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