Bruce Catton's fascination with the Civil War began in Benzonia, where he grew up with Civil War veterans, who "gave a color and a tone, not merely to our village life, but to the concept of life with which we grew up." He was impressed by their certainty, their values and their faith in bravery, patriotism, freedom and the progress
Erected 1984 by Michigan History Division, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number S0560.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Communications • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 44° 37.147′ N, 86° 5.938′ W. Marker is in Benzonia, Michigan, in Benzie County. Marker is on Michigan Avenue (U.S. 31) north of Traverse Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 891 Michigan Avenue, Benzonia MI 49616, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mills Community House (here, next to this marker); Benzonia College (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crystal Lake (approx. 0.6 Honor Area WWII Honor Roll (approx. 5 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away); Marquette's Death (approx. 7.2 miles away); Gravestone at Point Betsie (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benzonia.
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Also see . . .
1. Bruce Catton Obituary. (Submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bruce Catton at Find A Grave. (Submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Bruce Catton at American Heritage. (Submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.