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

James E. Mahan Park

 
 
James E. Mahan Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
1. James E. Mahan Park Marker
Inscription. By resolution of the Allegan City Council, this park is dedicated to the memory of

JAMES E. MAHAN, M.D.
1895–1984

Dr. Mahan ministered to the needs of the Allegan area -- both in the personal and public health fields -- from 1931 until his retirement in 1978. Instrumental in the establishment of the Allegan County Health Department and what is now Allegan General Hospital, he was tireless in his devotion to patients and community alike. To the detriment of his own health, Dr. Mahan almost single-handedly provided medical care for Allegan and the surrounding area during the war years of 1941-45. He was progressive in medicine and surgery, but old-fashioned in his concern for patients and their families as individuals. At the time of his retirement it was estimated that he had presided at the birth of nearly half the population of the city. Less well known was his role as "silent partner" in a number of development projects which contributed greatly to the economic health of the community. Dr. Mahan did not suffer fools -- or hypochondriacs -- gladly ... but he did make house calls.
 
Location. 42° 31.609′ N, 85° 50.918′ W. Marker is in Allegan, Michigan, in Allegan County. Marker can be reached from Brady Street
James E. Mahan Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
2. James E. Mahan Park
View to northeast towards marker
east of Riverfront Plaza, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Allegan MI 49010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Second Street Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Allegan (about 300 feet away); Allegan Civil War Monument (about 800 feet away); Allegan County (about 800 feet away); Episcopal Church of Good Shepherd (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Pine Creek (approx. 7.6 miles away); Hopkins Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 8 miles away); Welcome to the Village of Hopkins (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allegan.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
James E. Mahan Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
3. James E. Mahan Park Marker
James E. Mahan tablet is at left center
James E. Mahan Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
4. James E. Mahan Park
View towards Kalamazoo River
James E. Mahan Park Marker (Left Side) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
5. James E. Mahan Park Marker (Left Side)
Tablets listing memorials and donors
James E. Mahan Park Marker (Right Side) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
6. James E. Mahan Park Marker (Right Side)
Tablets listing persons of Allegan Riverfront Renaissance, memorials, and donors
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 2, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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