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Adrian in Lenawee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Laura Smith Haviland

1808 - 1898

 
 
Laura Smith Haviland Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 8, 2017
1. Laura Smith Haviland Marker - Front
Inscription.
Front Side
Erected by the
Adrian Woman's Christian
Temperance Union
and the
Haviland Memorial
Association

"I was thirsty and ye gave me drink."
Matthew XXV 35

Left Side
A tribute to a life consecrated to the betterment of humanity.

In 1839 she established the Raisin Institute of Learning.

Fearlessly she combatted slavery with a firm reliance on divine protection, devoting time and means to assist those escaping from bondage.

Right Side
During the Civil War she nursed the sick and wounded in southern hospitals and on battlefields. Her memory is revered by our country's defenders.

She founded the State Public School for Dependent Children at Coldwater. The Industrial Home for Girls at Adrian owes much to her efforts.

 
Erected by Adrian Woman's Christian Temperance Union and the Haviland Memorial Association.
 
Location. 41° 53.838′ N, 84° 2.223′ W. Marker is in Adrian, Michigan, in Lenawee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Church Street (State Highway 52) and South Main Street (State Highway 52), on the right when traveling east on East Church Street
Laura Smith Haviland Marker - Left Side image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 8, 2017
2. Laura Smith Haviland Marker - Left Side
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 East Church Street, Adrian MI 49221, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laura Haviland (here, next to this marker); The Antislavery - Underground Railroad Movement (a few steps from this marker); Frank Navin & The Detroit Tigers (within shouting distance of this marker); Adrian Fire Department / Adrian Engine House No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cooley Law Office (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Adrian's Governors (about 700 feet away); Adrian's Prominent Leaders (about 700 feet away); Professional Baseball in Adrian (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adrian.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RREducationWar, US CivilWomen
 
Laura Smith Haviland Marker - Right Side image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 8, 2017
3. Laura Smith Haviland Marker - Right Side
Laura Smith Haviland Statue and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 8, 2017
4. Laura Smith Haviland Statue and Markers
The bowl on the front was once a drinking fountain (beneath the Bible quote "I was thirsty and ye gave me drink.").
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 5, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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