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Three Rivers in St. Joseph County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Three Rivers

 
 
Three Rivers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2013
1. Three Rivers Marker
Inscription.  Here the Rocky and Portage rivers join the winding St. Joseph River. Many centuries before the coming of the white man the junction of these water routes made this a favorite camping site for Indians. La Salle came through the region in 1680 on his way east, and in his wake came other Frenchman who traded with the Indians. Three Rivers founded in the 1830's, was as far as large boats could come up the St. Joseph. Flatboats and rafts were used to carry goods to and from Lake Michigan.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S150.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1680.
 
Location. 41° 56.584′ N, 85° 38.064′ W. Marker is in Three Rivers, Michigan, in St. Joseph County. Marker is on West Michigan Avenue (U.S. 131) 0.1 miles east of Spring Street, on the right when traveling
Three Rivers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2013
2. Three Rivers Marker
View to west along US 131
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east. Parking is available in Scidmore Park behind the marker; driveway to parking is next to the building near the marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Three Rivers MI 49093, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Legendary Battle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Three Rivers Town Cannon (about 300 feet away); Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); French Trading Post (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Three Rivers Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moab (approx. ¾ mile away); Three Rivers Civil War Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); Three Rivers Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Rivers.
 
Rocky River image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2013
3. Rocky River
The Junction of Rocky River and the St. Joseph River image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2013
4. The Junction of Rocky River and the St. Joseph River
Rivers are near flood stage
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 23, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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