“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)

Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey

Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey Marker image. Click for full size.
September 8, 2012
1. Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey Marker
Inscription.  This is the birthplace and early home of Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey, South Haven's most distinguished son.

As a very young man he became interested in plants and trees. This interest and knowledge constantly grew until he became the nation's highest authority on these subjects.

In 1937 through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton B. Charles of Bangor, Michigan, this property was obtained from the heirs of Frank E. Warner and presented to the city of South Haven as a memorial to Dr. Bailey.

Mr. Charles was a class and room mate of Dr. Bailey at Michigan Agriculture College and this very close friendship continued until the death of Mr. Charles.

The city of South Haven and surrounding community are greatly indebted to Mr. and Mrs. Charles for this fine memorial.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
Location. 42° 23.52′ N, 86° 15.83′ W. Marker is in South Haven, Michigan, in Van Buren County
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September 8, 2012
2. Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey Birthplace
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. Marker can be reached from Bailey Avenue (State Highway 43) 0.2 miles north of Aylworth Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 903 S Bailey Av, 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. Frank E. Warner (here, next to this marker); Liberty Hyde Bailey (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 292 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2012. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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