Pittsfield Charter Township in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
[lat N42 11.938 lon W083 44.420]
This structure contained a number of small pens, each just large enough for housing a sow (mother hog) and her piglets. Once the baby pigs had grown to such size and strength that they needed more space and could survive somewhat on their own, the small pens would have been disassembled providing larger areas for the hogs in general. A door in the back of the building allowed the hogs to come and go as they wished. An aerial photo from the 1950s shows a well worn path to a low, wet spot in the pasture behind the shed — obviously a favorite location for all the hogs to wallow in cooling mud.
Erected by Pittsfield Township Historical Society.
Location. 42° 11.939′ N, 83° 44.421′ W. Marker is in Pittsfield Charter Township, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker can be reached from Textile Road 0.4 miles west of South State Road. Touch for map. Marker is behind the Sutherland-Wilson farmhouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 797 Textile Road, Ann Arbor MI 48108, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carriage House (a few steps from this marker); Lower Level of the Barn (within shouting distance of this Upper Level of the Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Ice House (within shouting distance of this marker); Pump House (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Sutherland - Wilson Farm (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Davenport House (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsfield Charter Township.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 1, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.