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North Muskegon in Muskegon County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post

 
 
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By Joel S., June 15, 2015
1. Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post Marker
Inscription.  Near this site, on the shore of Muskegon Lake, stood the first Indian fur trading post in Muskegon County. It was established in 1812 by Jean Baptiste Recollect, a French fur trader believed to be this area's first white settler. Jean Recollect remained here for about a year when a new manager took over. The Muskegon post operated as a successful business enterprise for many years. Remains of the chimney of Recollect's station were visible as late as 1836.
 
Erected 1980 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L726.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 43° 14.635′ N, 86° 17.94′ W. Marker is in North Muskegon, Michigan, in Muskegon County. Marker is at the intersection of Ruddiman Drive and Bear Lake Road, on the right when traveling east on Ruddiman Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Muskegon MI 49445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as
Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 15, 2015
2. Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post marker
the crow flies. Lakeside (approx. 1.9 miles away); Union Depot (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bluffton Actors' Colony / Buster Keaton (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hackley-Holt House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hackley House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hume House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Buster Keaton (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hackley Public Library (approx. 2˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 693 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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