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South Haven in Van Buren County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Liberty Hyde Bailey

(1858-1954)

 
 
Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954) Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954) Marker
Inscription. The world-famous botanist and horticulturist, Liberty Hyde Bailey, was born in this frame house. Here in wilderness surroundings he learned of wild animals and plants and attended the local village school. He graduated from Michigan Agricultural College in 1882, served on its faculty, and designed at that school the nation's first distinctively horticultural laboratory building. Bailey went on to be director of Cornell's College of Agriculture, retiring in 1913. Throughout his life he made signal contributions to science.
 
Erected 1964 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 243.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 23.518′ N, 86° 15.839′ W. Marker is in South Haven, Michigan, in Van Buren County. Marker is on Bailey Avenue (State Highway 43) 0.2 miles north of Aylworth Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 903 S Bailey Ave, South Haven MI 49090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey (a few steps from this marker); Frank E. Warner (a few steps from
Liberty Hyde Bailey Birthplace, a Registered Historic Place image. Click for full size.
September 8, 2012
2. Liberty Hyde Bailey Birthplace, a Registered Historic Place
this marker); Hartman School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Indiana School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Scott Club (approx. 0.8 miles away); Corporal Duane E. Dewey (approx. 0.9 miles away); Haven Peaches (approx. 1.2 miles away); South Haven World War I Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Haven.
 
Also see . . .  Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum. Birthsite of Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey, America's Father of Modern Horticulture (Submitted on September 13, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. EducationEnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2012. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2012. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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