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

Pipp Children Fishing

Brighton's Victorian Silhouettes

 
 
Pipp Children Fishing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 23, 2017
1. Pipp Children Fishing Marker
Inscription. Amelia and Benjamin Pipp lived near the Millpond. Their summer activities were swimming and fishing which was common for all kids. Placing worms on their hooks and awaiting the first hit of the "big" fish was their challenge. Their talents were observed by friends who laughed, joked and splashed by their side. Their ability or inability to hook and land the fish became the stories shared during future gatherings of buddies. Fishing was sometimes a requirement in families. There were times when family income dwindled due to economic misfortunes. During these difficult financial times, parents may have assigned the children jobs of fishing and returning for dinner with a bucketful of fresh fish. The Brighton Millpond has always been a valuable all-season community resource.

Original Art by: Mary Lou Wiegand
 
Erected 2017 by Brighton Area Historical Society, Brighton Art Guild, Downtown Brighton. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 42° 31.827′ N, 83° 47.007′ W. Marker is in Brighton, Michigan, in Livingston County. Touch for map. Marker is at the west end of the Tridge over the Brighton Millpond, behind Brighton City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North First Street, Brighton MI 48116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Pipp Children Fishing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 23, 2017
2. Pipp Children Fishing Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Duke the Hereford (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alvira Gilluly (about 300 feet away); Henry Ford and John Tanner (about 300 feet away); Brighton Village Cemetery (about 400 feet away); St. Paul's (about 400 feet away); Bessie the Holstein (about 400 feet away); B.T.O. Clark (about 400 feet away); Old Town Hall (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brighton.
 
Also see . . .  Who's that? Faces from Brighton's past pop up on city streets. According to this article from the Livingston Daily Press & Argus, Brighton's Victorian Silhouettes will be "left on display for three years, except for during the winter." (Submitted on September 27, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Natural Resources
 
Pipp Children Fishing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 23, 2017
3. Pipp Children Fishing Marker
View looking north along the path on the west side of Brighton's Millpond toward the west arm of the Tridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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