“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Herbert Henry Dow 1866-1930

Herbert Henry Dow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Rieske, June 1, 2017
1. Herbert Henry Dow Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  
Chemical pioneer H.H. Dow developed new processes for extracting bromine, chlorine, calcium, magnesium and sodium compounds from Midlandís underground deposits of brine (salt water). During World War I, Dowís company replaced Germany as a supplier of explosives, aspirin, magnesium and synthetic indigo. Dow continued to search for new products and processes; his final project was extracting bromine from sea water.

Herbert Dow literally put down roots in Midland. The orchards and gardens he planted around his home offered not only relaxation and opportunity to research agricultural chemicals during his lifetime; they are now part of his legacy to the community.
Erected 2007.
Location. 42° 44.035′ N, 84° 33.155′ W. Marker is in Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker can be reached from North Washington Square, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is embedded in the sidewalk in front of 131 N. Washington Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 N. Washington Square, Lansing MI 48933, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fannie Richards 1840-1922 (a few steps from this marker); Lansing Labor Holiday (within shouting distance of this marker); Joe Louis Barrow 1914-1981 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stevie Wonder b. 1950 (about 400 feet away); Helen Thomas B. 1920 (about 400 feet away); Michigan State Capitol / Michigan's Three Capitols (about 400 feet away); First Regiment Michigan Engineers (about 400 feet away); Michigan (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
Also see . . .  Herbert Henry Dow, from the Chemical Heritage Foundation. (Submitted on June 15, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan.)
Additional keywords. Dow Gardens
Categories. Charity & Public WorkIndustry & CommerceNotable PersonsWar, World I
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 1, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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