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B-52 Crash Fallen Crew Members Memorial Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2016
B-52 Crash Fallen Crew Members Memorial Marker
Michigan (Charlevoix County), Big Rock Point — B-52 Crash Fallen Crew Members Memorial — In Memorium — B-52 54-2666

99th Bombardment Wing/SAC Westover Air Force Base, Mass. 346/348 Bombardment Squadrons

The following B-52 crew members gave their lives on a training mission over Lake Michigan January 7, 1971

Lt. Col. Wm B. Lemmon • Lt. Col. . . . — Map (db m97484) HM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Big Rock Point — S0701 — Big Rock Point / Nuclear Power Plant

(Side A) Big Rock Point Big Rock Point is named for a large boulder used as a landmark by Native Americans. At least as early as the mid-nineteenth century Odawa (Ottawa) Indians used Big Rock, which they called Kitcheossening, . . . — Map (db m97483) HM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — Battle of "Pine River"
. . . — Map (db m98097) HM
Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — Benjamin S. Gill, EMC USN — 4/20/17 - 2/24/90 — In Memory Of Our Valued Shipmate

He survived the sinking of USS Perch (SS-176) and more than 3 years as a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II

He was a native of Charlevoix and was instrumental in building and maintaining this Memorial — Map (db m98059) HM WM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — Big Rock Point Nuclear Power Plant Flag Pole

This flagpole once stood at the site of Consumers Energy's Big Rock Point Nuclear Plant, about 4.5 miles northwest of Charlevoix off of U.S. 31. The plant set several industry records throughout its operating life from 1962 to . . . — Map (db m98098) HM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — Odmark Band Pavilion

Clarence "Odie" Odmark Charlevoix Band Director 1946 - 1975

"The music that resonated throughout my life, Now resounds from my spirit." — Map (db m98090) HM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — Still On Patrol

U.S. Navy Submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II. A total of 374 officers and 3131 men are on board these 52 submarines still on "patrol"

Albacore · Amberjack · Argonaut · Barbel · Bonefish · Bullhead · . . . — Map (db m98057) HM WM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — L1930 — The First Congregational Church

The First Congregational Church was formed in 1882. Members purchased this lot in 1883, and the building was completed in 1885. Church women held social fundraisers to help finance its cost. The building features rare Stick style motifs. The . . . — Map (db m98093) HM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — The Harsha House Museum — Discover Charlevoix's History

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Round Lake Harbor, 1950s

Shuffleboard Courts in East Park, 1940s

First Waterfront Art Fair, 1959

North American in Round Lake, 1950s — Map (db m98031) HM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial — October 17, 1944 — CDR W.J. [William John] Millican

We the US Submarine Veterans of WWII Michigan Chapter proudly dedicate this memorial to the gallant men of the USS Escolar (SS294) Lost by enemy action on or about 17 October 1944 while on her first patrol with the loss of . . . — Map (db m98060) HM WM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — Wharfside Building and Park Acquisition

Wharfside Building Acquisition The 2002 purchase of the Wharfside Building (formerly known as Neff Brothers Quality Food Store) culminated the City of Charlevoix's one hundred and six year dedicated effort to purchase properties along the . . . — Map (db m98056) HM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Horton Bay — S0463 — Horton Bay

Named for pioneer settler Samuel Horton, this village was founded as a lumbering community in 1876, complete with sawmill, shanty boys, boarding house, company store, blacksmith shop and draft horses. The store and many early buildings still . . . — Map (db m98027) HM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Horton Bay — 10 — Horton Bay General Store — Hemingway's Michigan

Established in 1876, this building has served as a store and post office and as the village's center of business and social life. Hemingway frequented it both as a boy and as a young man. He described its "high false front" in his story "Up in . . . — Map (db m98008) HM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Horton Bay — 9 — Pinehurst and Shangri-La — Hemingway's Michigan

Jim and Elizabeth Dilworth operated Pinehurst, an inn providing meals and tourist lodging. The Hemingways were family friends and Ernest often stayed here. His wedding reception was held here in 1921 and next door at Shangri-la, a rooming house . . . — Map (db m98030) HM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Norwood — L1988 — Norwood Township Hall

Norwood was settled in 1866 when Orvis Wood, Lucius Pearl, and Orwin Adams built a dock and sawmill on the shore of Lake Michigan. The town thrived as a lumber shipping center with sawmills, a company store, and blacksmith shops. In 1884 the . . . — Map (db m98099) HM


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