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Petoskey in Emmet County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Little Traverse Bay

 
 
Little Traverse Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cameron Zwart, July 11, 2007
1. Little Traverse Bay Marker
Inscription.  
For centuries this region has been the home of Ottawa Indians, whose warriors and orators fought bravely to retain their land. Around 1700 a mission was built by French Jesuits at the famous L'Arbre Croche villages which stretched from Cross Village to Harbor Springs. Petoskey, named for Chief Pe-to-se-ga of the Bear River Band, was first settled in 1852 by Andrew Porter, a Presbyterian missionary. With the coming of the railroad in 1873 it changed rapidly from primitive settlement to one of America's leading summer resort cities. Bay View, the adjoining summer colony, was established in 1875.
 
Erected 1959 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S166.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1700.
 
Location. 45° 22.851′ N, 84° 56.873′ W. Marker is in Petoskey, Michigan, in Emmet County. Marker is
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at the intersection of Bay View Road (U.S. 31) and Beaubien Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Bay View Road. Located in Sunset Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 Bay View Road, Petoskey MI 49770, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lombard Post No. 170 G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the 1899 Department of Michigan G.A.R. Encampment (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Indian Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hotel Perry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Perry Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Perry Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elk's Club (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petoskey.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Petoskey. Website homepage (Submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.) 

2. Little Traverse Bay. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 15, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Little Traverse Bay and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
2. Little Traverse Bay and Marker
Little Traverse Bay image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cameron Zwart, July 11, 2007
3. Little Traverse Bay
View of Little Traverse Bay from Ignatius Petoskey Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
4. View of Little Traverse Bay from Ignatius Petoskey Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.   2. submitted on September 16, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.   4. submitted on September 16, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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