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Three Rivers in Saint Joseph County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Three Rivers

 
 
Three Rivers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2013
1. Three Rivers Marker
Inscription. Here the Rocky and Portage rivers join the winding St. Joseph River. Many centuries before the coming of the white man the junction of these water routes made this a favorite camping site for Indians. La Salle came through the region in 1680 on his way east, and in his wake came other Frenchman who traded with the Indians. Three Rivers founded in the 1830's, was as far as large boats could come up the St. Joseph. Flatboats and rafts were used to carry goods to and from Lake Michigan.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S150.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 56.584′ N, 85° 38.064′ W. Marker is in Three Rivers, Michigan, in Saint Joseph County. Marker is on West Michigan Avenue (U.S. 131) 0.1 miles east of Spring Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Parking is available in Scidmore Park behind the marker; driveway to parking is next to the building near the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Three Rivers MI 49093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Legendary Battle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Three Rivers Town Cannon
Three Rivers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2013
2. Three Rivers Marker
View to west along US 131
(about 300 feet away); Sue Silliman House (about 600 feet away but has been reported missing); Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); French Trading Post (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Three Rivers Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moab (approx. 0.7 miles away); Three Rivers Civil War Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Rivers.
 
Categories. ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Rocky River image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2013
3. Rocky River
The Junction of Rocky River and the St. Joseph River image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2013
4. The Junction of Rocky River and the St. Joseph River
Rivers are near flood stage
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 23, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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