“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Near Tawas in Iosco County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Lumbermanís Monument

Lumbermanís Monument Marker Text image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Forest Service Public Information, circa 2008
1. Lumbermanís Monument Marker Text
Inscription.  Erected to perpetuate the memory of the pioneer lumbermen of Michigan through whose labors was made possible the development of the prairie states.
Erected 1932.
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 44° 26.131′ N, 83° 37.443′ W. Marker is near Tawas, Michigan, in Iosco County. Marker can be reached from Monument Road 0.1 miles north of River Road National Scenic Byway, Au Sable River. From Tawas - From M-55 turn right onto Wilber Rd. go 1.25 miles north to Monument Rd. Continue on Monument Rd. for 11 miles to River Rd. From Oscoda - Travel 15 miles west along River Rd. General Notes Location - River Road National Scenic Byway, Au Sable River Courtesy USFS. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Tawas MI 48730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Konotin-Iosco (approx. 12.7 miles away); Oil House (approx. 15.2 miles away); Tawas Lighthouse
Michigan Lumbermanís Monument image. Click for full size.
By Wikimedia Creative Commons Share-Alike, circa 2008
2. Michigan Lumbermanís Monument
(approx. 15.2 miles away); Tawas Point Light Station (approx. 15.2 miles away); The Changing Shape of Tawas Point (approx. 15.2 miles away); Double Dwelling (approx. 15.2 miles away); A New Light on the Horizon (approx. 15.2 miles away); Preserving the Light (approx. 15.2 miles away).
More about this monument. Monument Road intesect the River Road. The monument, reachable by a short walk from the parking lot is located on a bluff above the Au Sable River.

Our thanks to a lover of this monument, George Joumas, who brought it to our attention.
Regarding Lumbermanís Monument. This monument is noted by the AFL/CIO as a Worker's Memorial.
Also see . . .
1. Lumber Monument Visitors Center Page. (Submitted on July 14, 2010.)
2. Huron-Manistee National Forests Web Page - Lumberman's Monument. (Submitted on July 14, 2010.)
Additional keywords. loggers,logging,white fir,Huron-Manistee National Forests,Au Sable River
Lumbermanís Monument Detail image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Forest Service Public Information Huron Manistee NAtional Forests, 2008
3. Lumbermanís Monument Detail
Lumbermanís Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 2008
4. Lumbermanís Monument Marker
Lumbermanís Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Cobb
5. Lumbermanís Monument Marker
Here is a photo that has been in my family for a long time, and I would like to share it with everyone else. I was told that one of the people in the statue is supposed to be related to me somehow, but I have not been able to find anything out. The person on the right looks somewhat like the person in the middle of the statue, but I don't know any names of anybody in the statue or the photograph.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2010. This page has been viewed 2,154 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 14, 2010.   5. submitted on July 27, 2010, by Richard Cobb of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Readable picture of the names on the three sides of the monument's base. • Can you help?
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Oct. 28, 2020