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Elkhorn Lodge: Home of “Skinny” Bullock

 
 
Elkhorn Lodge: Home of "Skinny" Bullock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Val Rossman, June 17, 2016
1. Elkhorn Lodge: Home of "Skinny" Bullock Marker
Inscription. Union City ‘s own “Daniel Boone,” Austin “Skinny” Bullock (1908-77), moved into this, his beloved Elkhorn Lodge, on the first day of summer in 1952. He was a colorful local legend who loved to hunt, trap and fish, earning his living by landscaping and working for the village. If you lived along the river, Skinny would be a regular passerby as he rowed himself to town or happily sang his way back home after an evening at the local tavern. The great bluegill fishing in Union Lake is part of Skinny’s legacy, as he was caretaker of the rearing ponds in the 1960s.
 
Erected 2016 by Union City Heritage Water Trail. (Marker Number 23.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Union City Heritage Water Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 3.755′ N, 85° 8.851′ W. Marker is in Union City, Michigan, in Branch County. Touch for map. This marker is on private property please do not attempt to access it by trespassing on foot. It is meant to be viewed by paddling the St. Joseph River as part of the Union City Heritage Water Trail. It is on the south bank of the St Joseph river down river from the Park Street Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Union City MI 49094, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indigenous Residents (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gerald Davison's Hilltop House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Head of St. Joe Navigation (approx. ¼ mile away); Alumni Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Park Street "Spencer" Bridge (approx. half a mile away); The Arbogast Bridge (approx. half a mile away); The French & Trading Posts (approx. 0.6 miles away); Union City Milling and Mill Race Outlet (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
 
More about this marker. There are 28 of these markers comprising the Union City Heritage Water Trail on the Coldwater River and the St. Joseph River launched in 2016 for the village's Sesquicentennial. These markers can be viewed by paddling the 5 mile stretch of river from the JP Palmer Launch in the Village of Union City to the Riley Dam on the SW Corner of Union Lake. Most of these markers CANNOT by accessed by foot as they are on private property along the river. Please do not trespass. More details can be found at www.uchwt.com
 
Also see . . .  Union City Heritage Water Trail Marker 23. This link will take you to the official Union City Heritage Water Trail page for this marker which contains additional photos and information. (Submitted on June 17, 2016, by Val Rossman of Union City, Michigan.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2016, by Val Rossman of Union City, Michigan. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 29 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 17, 2016, by Val Rossman of Union City, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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