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Coldwater in Branch County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Richard L. Bettinger Memorial Gardens

 
 
Richard L. Bettinger Memorial Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 14, 2017
1. Richard L. Bettinger Memorial Gardens Marker
Inscription. The gardens in the library park have been donated by the family of Richard L. Bettinger in honor of donors who contributed $500 or more to the renovation of the Naomi Davis Home, Branch County's shelterhouse. Individuals and organizations who made these generous contributions are named on the brick walkway. A local business leader and entrepreneur, Dick Bettinger was also a charter member of the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Club, which raised more than $200,000 to provide a new home for abused women and children in Branch County. Dick Bettinger valued family & community. He also valued the persistence and determination that make projects like the Naomi Davis home successful. Dick always believed that none of us can accomplish as much as all of us.

Dedicated October 1996
 
Location. 41° 56.413′ N, 85° 0.023′ W. Marker is in Coldwater, Michigan, in Branch County. Marker is at the intersection of Division Street (Business Interstate 69) and East Chicago Street (U.S. 12), on the left when traveling south on Division Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 East Chicago Street, Coldwater MI 49036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michigan Library Association (a few steps from this marker);
Richard L. Bettinger Memorial Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 14, 2017
2. Richard L. Bettinger Memorial Gardens Marker
Marker is on the right side of the sidewalk, between the two bushes and in front of the lightpost.
Coldwater War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The City of Coldwater, 1861-1961 (within shouting distance of this marker); Coldwater Michigan National Guard Armory Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Branch County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sam (within shouting distance of this marker); Loomis' Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Branch County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coldwater.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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