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St. Clair Shores in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Milk River Settlement

 
 
Milk River Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 1, 2017
1. Milk River Settlement Marker
Inscription. The strip of land at the mouth of the Milk River was named Pointe a Guignolet for a grape-link berry that the French fermented into brandy. It later became known as Gaukler Point. The 1702 map of Lac Sainte Claire, attributed to Detroit founder Antoine de la Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac, shows an Ottawa village near the Milk River. This is the earliest documented settlement at the point. As early as 1796 some thirty French families lived in the same vicinity. Well into the nineteenth century, the Milk River settlement was called L'Anse Creuse (Deep Bay). At one time part of Erin Township and, later, Lake Township, the community was incorporated as the village of St. Clair Shores in 1925 and became a city in 1951.
 
Erected 2001 by Michigan Historical Center - Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S473.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 27.274′ N, 82° 52.597′ W. Marker is in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker is on Lakeshore Drive 0.1 miles south of Westbury Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the south side of Milk River. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Clair Shores MI 48080, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Milk River Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 1, 2017
2. Milk River Settlement Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blossom Heath Inn (approx. 1 miles away); Shore Line Interurban Railway (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fractional District No. 9 School (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lake St. Clair (Lac Sainte Claire) (approx. 2.9 miles away); Selinsky-Green Log House (approx. 2.9 miles away); This Bell House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Grosse Pointe Farms Water Filtration Plant (approx. 3.3 miles away); Grosse Pointe Farms Sewage Pumping Station (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Clair Shores.
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
Plaques on the Milk River Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 1, 2017
3. Plaques on the Milk River Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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