“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
South Haven in Van Buren County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Liberty Hyde Bailey


Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954) Marker image. Click for full size.
September 8, 2012
1. Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954) Marker
Inscription.  The world-famous botanist and horticulturist, Liberty Hyde Bailey, was born in this frame house. Here in wilderness surroundings he learned of wild animals and plants and attended the local village school. He graduated from Michigan Agricultural College in 1882, served on its faculty, and designed at that school the nation's first distinctively horticultural laboratory building. Bailey went on to be director of Cornell's College of Agriculture, retiring in 1913. Throughout his life he made signal contributions to science.
Erected 1964 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 243.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationEnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
Location. 42° 23.518′ N, 86° 15.839′ W. Marker is in South Haven, Michigan, in Van Buren County. Marker is on Bailey Avenue (State Highway 43) 0.2 miles north of
Liberty Hyde Bailey Birthplace, a Registered Historic Place image. Click for full size.
September 8, 2012
2. Liberty Hyde Bailey Birthplace, a Registered Historic Place
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Aylworth Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 903 S Bailey Ave, South Haven MI 49090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey (a few steps from this marker); Frank E. Warner (a few steps from this marker); Hartman School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Indiana School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Scott Club (approx. 0.8 miles away); Corporal Duane E. Dewey (approx. 0.9 miles away); Downtown's Rich History (approx. one mile away); Commercial Shipping (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Haven.
Also see . . .  Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum. Birthsite of Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey, America's Father of Modern Horticulture (Submitted on September 13, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2012. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2012. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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