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Port Hope in Huron County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Port Hope Chimney

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
1. Port Hope Chimney Marker
Inscription. This chimney was built in 1858 by John Geltz. It is all that remains of the lumber mill established that year by William R. Stafford. Port Hope grew up around the mill. For a score of years this town was a center of lumbering in the Thumb. It also became an important producer of salt. In 1871 and again in 1881 the mill, the docks, and possessions of hundreds of people were destroyed by fire. This chimney is a monument to those pioneers who by their courage and industry developed this area.
 
Erected 1964 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L0021.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 56.628′ N, 82° 42.542′ W. Marker is in Port Hope, Michigan, in Huron County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of State Street and Huron Street. Touch for map. Located in Stafford County Park at the end of State Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4451 West Huron Street, Port Hope MI 48468, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Port Hope Chimney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
2. Port Hope Chimney Marker

1. Port Hope History. (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Stafford County Park. Huron County Parks (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Port Hope Chimney. MichMarkers.com (Submitted on August 1, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Port Hope Chimney image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
3. Port Hope Chimney
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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