Union City in Branch County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Flood of 1908 & Broadway Bridge "Island"
Union City Heritage Water Trail
Erected 2016 by Union City Heritage Water Trail. (Marker Number 15.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Disasters • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Michigan - Union City Heritage Water Trail series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 4, 1908.
Location. 42° 3.934′ N, 85° 8.109′ W. Marker is in Union City, Michigan, in Branch County. In the middle of the St. Joe River just west of the Broadway Bridge on the S. end of the Union City business district. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union City MI 49094, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Titlow House & Parachute Factory (a few steps from this marker); Riverview Park Chivas & Jack's Grocery (within shouting distance of this marker); Caille Richards Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Broadway Bridge (about 300 feet away); Riverside Hotel, Duo Coach & UCI (about 300 feet away); Union City Milling and Mill Race Outlet (about 400 feet away); First Fire Hall (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
More about this marker. There are 28 of these markers comprising the Union City Heritage Water Trail on the Coldwater River and the St. Joseph River launched in 2016 for the village's Sesquicentennial. These markers can be viewed by paddling the 5 mile stretch of river from the JP Palmer Launch in the Village of Union City to the Riley Dam on the SW Corner of Union Lake. Most of these markers CANNOT by accessed by foot as they are on private property along the river. Please do not trespass. More details can be found at www.uchwt.com
Also see . . . Union City Heritage Water Trail Marker 15. At this link you will find more photos and information on the Flood of 1908 in the Village of Union City. (Submitted on June 12, 2016, by Val Rossman of Union City, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2016, by Val Rossman of Union City, Michigan. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on June 12, 2016, by Val Rossman of Union City, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.