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By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2016
Empire Methodist Church and Marker
Michigan (Leelanau County), Empire — 16 — Empire Methodist Church

The "Empire Methodist Church" - built in 1895. The Empire Area Methodists gathered here for services, Sunday school, weddings and funerals till their new church was built in 1963. It is now the Masonic Temple. — Map (db m98318) HM

Michigan (Leelanau County), Gills Pier — 1671 — St. Wenceslaus Church and Cemetery
St. Wenceslaus Church and Cemetery In the 1860s and 1870s settlers from Bohemia (now part of Czechoslovakia) came to this area and worked at the Leland Lake Superior Iron Foundry and the Gill sawmill. Catholics attended mass at the Holy Trinity . . . — Map (db m78883) HM
Michigan (Leelanau County), Glen Arbor — Sleeping Bear Point Life Saving Station.Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
More then fifty ships have wrecked along this stretch of Lake Michigan. These buildings housed the men of the United States Life Saving Service who guarded this hazardous shore. Equipped with line throwing cannons and rowing life boats, they stood . . . — Map (db m100648) HM
Michigan (Leelanau County), Leland — 407 — Leland Historical District (Fishtown)
This commercial fishing district has provided a livelihood for residents of the town for over a century. Fishermen reached the fishing grounds of Lake Michigan by way of the Leland River (Carp River) using small sailboats until the introduction of . . . — Map (db m76057) HM
Michigan (Leelanau County), Maple City — North Unity

The first white settlement in Cleveland Township was established on this site Nov. 1, 1855, and was called North Unity. The Shaldas, Krubners, and Svobodas, were among the early settlers. Agnes Krubner Svoboda, in whose memory this plaque is . . . — Map (db m98295) HM

Michigan (Leelanau County), Northport — 615 — Grand Traverse Lighthouse
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Built in 1858 — Map (db m76060) HM
Michigan (Leelanau County), Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore — Pierce Stocking1908-1976

Pierce Stocking, a native of northern Lower Michigan, worked as a lumberman and spent much of his leisure time in the woods. He wanted to share his love of nature with others and conceived the idea of constructing a scenic drive onto the . . . — Map (db m98312) HM

Michigan (Leelanau County), Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore — Sand and Ice

Without departed glaciers the dunes would not be here. Melting continental ice left this ridge of sand and gravel. Steady winds off Lake Michigan have plucked at the sand grains, propelling them inland, depositing a veneer of dunes on top of . . . — Map (db m98311) HM

Michigan (Leelanau County), Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore — The Moving Dune

In 1985, this wooden beam was placed here at the edge of the sand dune to measure dune movement. The numbers on the beam show how many feet the dune has advanced. Try to figure out the average rate pf movement per year.

The dune here rises . . . — Map (db m98308) HM

Michigan (Leelanau County), Suttons Bay — Bahle'sMichigan Centennial Business

This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Bahle's Founded in 1876 For more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contribution to the . . . — Map (db m98273) HM

Michigan (Leelanau County), Suttons Bay — Veterans Memorial

This Veterans Memorial is dedicated to all who honorably served in the defense of our great nation, living or deceased, in peace or war, resident or nonresident. We pay special tribute to those who made the supreme sacrifice for . . . — Map (db m98293) WM


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