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

Crapo Park

 
 
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By Joel S., August 13, 2010
1. Crapo Park Marker
Inscription. Henry Howland Crapo (1804-1869)--wealthy lumberman, Republican, state senator (1863-64) and governor of Michigan (1865-68)--owned prosperous lumberyards in Holly, Fenton and Flint. Lumber and railroads were essential elements in the development of this area. In 1863-64 Crapo was instrumental in developing the Flint to Holly Railroad, which linked this part of the state to the rest of the country. The eighteen-mile line was among the first to use steel rails in the United States and was funded entirely by private subscriptions. This park, named for Governor Crapo, is on the site of his Holly lumberyard. The property, owned by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, has been leased to the Village of Holly since 1918.
 
Erected 1980 by Michigan History Division, Department of State/The Holly Historical Commission. (Marker Number L0832.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 47.452′ N, 83° 37.498′ W. Marker is in Holly, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of Martha Street and John Street, on the right when traveling east on Martha Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Holly MI 48442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Crapo Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 13, 2010
2. Crapo Park Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle Alley (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Holly's Town Hall (about 800 feet away); 1834 Clark Dibble Settlement (approx. 4 miles away); 1840 Grindstone from Fenton Mills (approx. 4 miles away); Fenton United Methodist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Saint Jude's Episcopal Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); 1838 Judge Daniel LeRoy's Law Office (approx. 4.1 miles away); Dibbleville Business District II (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holly.
 
Also see . . .  Henry H. Crapo - Wikipedia. Govenor of Michigan (Submitted on August 19, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
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Crapo Park sign image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 13, 2010
3. Crapo Park sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 749 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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