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Iron Mountain in Dickinson County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Robert C. Hoyle

(1910 – 1999)

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, May 11, 2017
1. Robert C. Hoyle Marker
Inscription. Robert C. Hoyle, native of Iron Mountain and a prominent local businessman, was founder of this flourishing historical museum complex. He started at age fifteen to collect artifacts and archival materials relating to Menominee Iron Range history. It became a lifelong pursuit. He and his wife, Audrey Friestrom Hoyle, collected tools and equipment used by loggers, miners, farmers, lumbermen, tradespeople, also personal and household items used in the homes of the early settlers. Hoyle was founder of the Menominee Range Historical Foundation, established in 1969 to acquire the former Carnegie Public Library for a repository for the area’s historical memorabilia. Public support for a museum followed the Hoyles’ donation of a substantial part of their extensive collections. This formed the nucleus of the original historical museum exhibits. Inspired by Hoyle, the Foundation instituted a Founders Club which guarantees perpetuity of the museum complex. The Menominee Range Historical Foundation pays tribute to Robert C. and Audrey Hoyle for their foresight and dedication in preserving the story of the Menominee Iron Range.
 
Location. 45° 49.223′ N, 88° 3.806′ W. Marker is in Iron Mountain, Michigan, in Dickinson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Ludington
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By Paul Fehrenbach, May 11, 2017
2. Robert C. Hoyle Marker
with Carnegie Library Marker to the left
Street and Iron Mountain Street, on the right when traveling west on East Ludington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 E Ludington St, Iron Mountain MI 49801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carnegie Library (here, next to this marker); Dickinson County / Dickinson County Courthouse and Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maria Santissima Immacolata di Lourdes / Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Ardis Furnace (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Robert C. Hoyle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, May 11, 2017
3. Robert C. Hoyle Marker
Menominee Range Museum, former Carnegie Library building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2017, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2017, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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