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West Bloomfield Township in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In Good Company

at Pine Lake Country Club

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, July 2, 2017
1. In Good Company Marker
Inscription.
The sparkling lake has been a gift to the generations
Pine Lake Country Club began as a treasured rustic destination for Automobile Club of Detroit road tours in the early 1900s. By 1910, the clubhouse on Pine Lake had become a scenic refuge for members that included automotive pioneers and leaders of government and industry. Families joined for fresh air and recreation, swimming and boating. Sailing regattas on the lake grew to be as popular as road tours. The club changed its name to Pine Lake Country Club in 1921 and, on added property, opened an 18-hole golf course in 1924.

You Auto Know
Jock Inkster was a golf pro at Pine Lake Country Club who used one club to play the whole golf course.
 
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
 
Location. 42° 36.007′ N, 83° 20.64′ W. Marker is in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, in Oakland County. Touch for map. Marker is on the West Bloomfield Trail, a bicycling/hiking trail, about 0.4 mile north of Orchard Lake Road crossing #3. Marker can also be reached from
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By Joel Seewald, July 2, 2017
2. Upper Left Image
Enjoying the sun and water ate Pine Lake, 1930s. Courtesy of Pine Lake Country Club.
a footpath near the intersection of Pine Lake Trail and Harbor Way in Keego Harbor (about 200 feet). Marker is in this post office area: West Bloomfield MI 48324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Motoring" to Pine Lake (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Lake and a Trolley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waiting Room and the "Wye" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lakes and Attractions (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tracks Over Tracks (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gateway to Nature (approx. 1.1 miles away); Apple Island (approx. 1.2 miles away); Waiting for the Trolleys (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Bloomfield Township.
 
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By Joel Seewald, July 2, 2017
3. Lower Left Image
Golfing on the Pine Lake Country Club course, 1930s. Courtesy of Pine Lake Country Club.
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By Joel Seewald, July 2, 2017
4. Upper Middle Images
Leona McDonald Urquhart (left) worked at Pine Lake Country Club for 76 years. As a young housekeeper, she encountered a man working on a bicyle on the porch and complained to the head housekeeper that a workman was in her way. "That's no workman!" she was told. "That's Henry Ford!" Urquhart photo courtesy of Pine Lake Country Club. Henry For photo courtesy of the Bentley Library, University of Michigan.
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By Joel Seewald, July 2, 2017
5. Lower Middle Images
Left: Pine Lake Country Club in the 1920s as depicted by Gard Vose. Courtesy of Pine Lake Country Club. Right: Contemporary view of clubhouse entry. Courtesy of Pine Lake Country Club.
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By Joel Seewald, July 2, 2017
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The Roy D. Chapin Lounge at the Club honors the pioneer automaker and club member. A test driver of early Oldsmobiles, he launched the club's annual "Century Tour" in 1906, founded Hudson Motor Car Company in 1908, and served President Hoover as Secretary of Commerce. Chapin photos courtesy of the Bentley Library, University of Michigan.
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By Joel Seewald, July 2, 2017
7. In Good Company Marker
View looking northward along the Orchard Lake Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 8, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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