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Rochester Hills in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal

 
 
Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 16, 2018
1. Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker
Inscription. This canal, conceived at the peak of the era of canal-building, was part of Michigan's internal improvements program which was announced in 1837. The Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal would make it possible to cross southern Michigan by boat from Lake St. Clair to Lake Michigan. On July 20, 1838, construction began at Mt. Clemens amid much fanfare. Hard times, however, soon made it difficult to sell bonds to finance the canal. When the excavation reached this point in 1843, the money ran out, and all work ceased. With the coming of railroads, support for the canal vanished. The completed part was little used.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 96.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 40.388′ N, 83° 5.783′ W. Marker is in Rochester Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker can be reached from East Avon Road near Dequindre Road. Touch for map. Marker is in Yates Park, next to the Clinton River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1991 East Avon Road, Rochester MI 48307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yates Cider Mill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker CLoseup image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 16, 2018
2. Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker CLoseup
The Hammer (approx. 1.8 miles away); Stoney Creek School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Western Knitting Mills (approx. 1.9 miles away); City of Rochester, Michigan (approx. 1.9 miles away); Before lawn mowers... (approx. 1.9 miles away); 1850 Red House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Rollin Sprague Building (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester Hills.
 
Also see . . .  Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal. (Submitted on June 17, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 16, 2018
3. Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker
Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 16, 2018
4. Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker
This marker is in the distance at the far left of the image.
Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 16, 2018
5. Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Marker
View of the Clinton River behind the marker. The cement here might be remains of the aqueduct that was built over the Clinton River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 17, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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