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

Battle Alley

 
 
Battle Alley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 13, 2010
1. Battle Alley Marker
Inscription. This historic district was once the scene of frequent brawls. In 1880, an uproar between local rowdies and workers of a traveling circus rendered so many bruised, beaten, and jailed, that this street was thus named "Battle Alley." Carry A. Nation, "Kansas saloon smasher," came to Holly on August 28, 1908, at the request of the local prohibition committee. Wielding her umbrella, she strode through the alley's bars bellowing about the "Demon Rum" and its sins. In 1910, Battle Alley became the first brick street in the village.
 
Erected 1978 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L0602.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 47.452′ N, 83° 37.609′ W. Marker is in Holly, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of Battle Alley and South Broad Street, on the left when traveling west on Battle Alley. Touch for map. This marker is on the side of the Historic Holly Hotel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Battle Alley, Holly MI 48442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holly's Town Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a
Battle Alley Marker & The Historic Holly Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 13, 2010
2. Battle Alley Marker & The Historic Holly Hotel
direct line); Crapo Park (about 500 feet away); 1834 Clark Dibble Settlement (approx. 3.9 miles away); 1840 Grindstone from Fenton Mills (approx. 3.9 miles away); Fenton United Methodist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Saint Jude's Episcopal Church (approx. 4 miles away); 1838 Judge Daniel LeRoy's Law Office (approx. 4 miles away); Dibbleville Business District II (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holly.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
The Historic Holly Hotel and Battle Alley image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 13, 2010
3. The Historic Holly Hotel and Battle Alley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 971 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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