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Rogers City in Presque Isle County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Rogers City's First Flour Mill

Historic Site No. 11

 
 
Site of Rogers City's First Flour Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2018
1. Site of Rogers City's First Flour Mill Marker
Inscription. The earliest building on this site seems to have been Rogers City's first flour mill, where wheat grown locally was ground into flour. That mill was destroyed by fire in the fall of 1913.

Sometime after that, David McKenzie operated an auto service garage on the site. He repaired automobiles and sold oil, tires, and accessories—everything but gasoline.

Paul Hopp opened a Standard Oil service station on the site in 1925. Hopp's business was Rogers City's first “full service” station. Hopp's son Carroll purchased the business in 1948, and Carroll's son Randy took over management of the station in the 1970s. This photo shows the business in the early 1960s. The Hopp's sold the business in 1983.

The Presque Isle County Historical Museum provided sign text and images. A Vibrant Small Cities Initiative (VSCI) grant from MSHDA and the City of Rogers City funded this project. The City Council and Community Development Authority jointly obtained the VSCI grant. The Design Committee developed the concept. Sign design and engineering by Harry Wierenga of Fleis and VandenBrink Engineering. Valley City Sign manufactured the signs in 2010. The Department of Public Works installed the signs in 2011.

 
Erected 2011 by City of Rogers City & Vibrant Small Cities Initiative (VSCI) grant from MSHDA. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Location. 45° 25.149′ N, 83° 48.947′ W. Marker
Marker detail: Hopp family Standard Oil service station, c. 1960s image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Hopp family Standard Oil service station, c. 1960s
is in Rogers City, Michigan, in Presque Isle County. Marker is on South 3rd Street south of West Erie Street (State Highway 68), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located near the front of the former Standard Oil service station at the southwest corner of the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 South 3rd Street, Rogers City MI 49779, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Bertram Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Gumm Furniture Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Emil & Lizzie Poch Hardware Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Port of Calcite Entry Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Emergency Steering Wheel (within shouting distance of this marker); Rogers City Post Office (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Presque Isle County Savings Bank (about 500 feet away); Herman Hoeft & Son's General Store (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogers City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large, painted metal plaque, mounted at eye-level on a post.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Rogers City Historic Walking Tour
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Site of Rogers City's First Flour Mill Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2018
3. Site of Rogers City's First Flour Mill Marker (tall view)
Site of Rogers City's First Flour Mill Marker (<i>wide view; former Standard Oil station left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2018
4. Site of Rogers City's First Flour Mill Marker (wide view; former Standard Oil station left)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 12 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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