Near Holland in Allegan County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Old Wing Mission
Erected 1969 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L0070.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
Location. 42° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5298 E 147th Ave, Holland MI 49423, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Ebenezer Reformed Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Van Raalte Farm (approx. 1.4 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church / Grace Episcopal Church Buildings (approx. 2½ miles away); Van Vleck Hall (approx. 2½ miles away); Western Theological Seminary (approx. 2½ miles away); Hope College (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Netherlands Museum (approx. 2.6 miles away); Holland City Hall and Firehouse No. 2 (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holland.
Also see . . . Old Wing Mission. A publication edited by Robert P. Wierenga and William Van Appledorn. Full title is Old Wing Mission: The Chronicles of the Reverend George N. and Arvilla Powers Smith, Missionary Teachers of Chief Wakazoo's Ottawa Indian Band in Western Michigan, 1838-1849. (Submitted on May 13, 2014.)
1. Marker Out for Repair
Visited the site on June 6, 2021, and the marker had been removed. Someone from the house told us that it had been removed last year to be renovated. Years of being hit by snow and road salt from snow plows had caused significant damage, so a local church volunteered to have the marker restored. We were told that the sign would be returned in the near future. Perhaps it is there now.
— Submitted September 20, 2021, by John Garman of Rochester Hills.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 4. submitted on September 20, 2021, by John Garman of Rochester Hills.
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