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

Lake Erie

 
 
Lake Erie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
1. Lake Erie Marker
Inscription. Named for the Erie Indians, this was the last of the Great Lakes discovered by white men. The French were exploring the upper lakes as early as 1615, but they avoided the region to the south, which was the realm of hostile Iroquois Indians. Then in 1669, Adrien Jolliet entered Lake Erie from the Detroit River and followed the north shore eastward. The final link was added to the mighty inland waterway so vital to Michigan's history.
 
Erected 1958 by Michigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number S0118.)
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 41° 55.252′ N, 83° 20.405′ W. Marker was in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker could be reached from State Park Road. Touch for map. Marker was located in Sterling State Park near Monroe, Michigan. Marker was in this post office area: Monroe MI 48162, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Sandy Creek Settlement (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Hull Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); British Victory at Frenchtown (approx. 1 miles away); Murder of Captain Hart (approx.
former site of the Lake Erie marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
2. former site of the Lake Erie marker
1.8 miles away); Roundhead (approx. 1.9 miles away); Skirmish Line (approx. 1.9 miles away); U.S. 17th Infantry Campsite (approx. 1.9 miles away); After the Battle (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
Regarding Lake Erie. This marker is missing from its original location in Sterling State Park, and may be located indoors now in the Michigan History Center in Lansing, MI.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 108 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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