Port Huron in St. Clair County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Archaeologists found evidence of a native village (circa 1000 A.D.) located one block north of where you are standing. These prehistoric people fished the waters of Lake Huron and the St. Clair River, hunted game and gathered foods in nearby woodlands. Squash seeds found at this archaeological site indicate that these inhabitants were among Michigan's earliest farmers. To escape winter's harsh winds off the lake, the villagers moved inland during colder months.
When Europeans arrived in the Blue Water Area during the late 17th century, members of the Three Fires - the Ojibwa (Chippewa), the Odawa (Ottawa) and the Potawatomi, all of the Algonquian language group - were the most prominent Native Americans here.
Erected by Thomas Edison Depot Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 42° 59.927′ N, 82° 25.56′ W. Marker is in Port Huron, Michigan, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 Thomas Edison Parkway, Port Huron MI 48060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ships on the St. Clair (here, next to this marker); Immigration (here, next to this marker); Tom Edison at Grand Trunk (here, next to this marker); Bridging the Blue Waters (a few steps from this marker); All Aboard! (a few steps from this marker); Making Tracks (a few steps from this marker); Edison Homesite (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilderness Outpost (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Huron.
Also see . . .
1. History of Michigan Indians. History of Native Americans website entry (Submitted on March 3, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Clinton River Watershed Council. Council website homepage (Submitted on August 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.