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Beulah in Benzie County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Crystal Lake

 
 
Crystal Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2016
1. Crystal Lake Marker
Inscription.  In 1873 an ambitious but ill-advised project was put through in an effort to connect Crystal Lake and Lake Michigan with a navigable channel. The original level of Crystal Lake was, at that time, much higher than its present level. The project was a complete failure in respect to its accomplishing its proposed purpose. The result was the lowering of the lake and exposing a wide stretch of beach around the entire lake and making possible the development of Crystal Lake as a resort and residential area as well as the site of the village of Beulah. This monument, erected by the people of Benzie county, stands at the original level of Crystal Lake.
 
Erected 1978 by the People of Benzie County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 44° 37.692′ N, 86° 5.834′ W. Marker is in Beulah, Michigan, in Benzie County. Marker is at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Lake Street, on the left when traveling west on Prospect Avenue. Marker is near
Crystal Lake and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2016
2. Crystal Lake and Marker
the northern edge of the village park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beulah MI 49617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bruce Catton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mills Community House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Benzonia College (approx. 0.7 miles away); Honor Area WWII Honor Roll (approx. 4.6 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); Marquette's Death (approx. 7.2 miles away); Gravestone at Point Betsie (approx. 8.9 miles away); Oil House (approx. 8.9 miles away).
 
Crystal Lake from near Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2016
3. Crystal Lake from near Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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