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. John . . . — — Map (db m97484) HM
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, as a . . . — — Map (db m97483) HM
When Bergy Bros. opened the doors of their new mercantile establishment, "The public came, saw a fine display of goods and bought liberally". Messrs. Bergy brothers were gentlemen of experience. Previous to coming to Boyne City, M.E. Bergy had . . . — — Map (db m216062) HM
Frank Kaden, one of Boyne's Pioneer merchants was born in 1862 and first came to this area in 1876 from Philadelphia. After operating a business in Boyne Falls for several years and spending some time in California, he returned to Boyne City and . . . — — Map (db m216128) HM
It is not certain when this building was erected, but it was most likely built around 1880. During the past century, it has served a wide variety of businesses. One of the most notable was "La Chapelle Sisters" Millinery Emporium which opened in . . . — — Map (db m216139) HM
This Railroad Office Building served as the Boyne City, Gaylord and Alpena Railroad general office during Boyne's lumbering era.
It is not known when the office building was constructed, but it was first located on the east side of Lake . . . — — Map (db m216179) HM
S. Dosie opened the finest store in Greater Boyne on March 20, 1907 where the stock featuring all the latest and correct styles, was arranged in Metropolitan style.
The two-story building was 25 by 94 feet and was, in every sense of the . . . — — Map (db m216065) HM
Before the era of the drug store, most folks relied on the patent medicine industry to cure the grevous ills of mankind. A popular medicine of the day was Thedford's Black Drought which claimed to cure everything from bad blood to headaches.
. . . — — Map (db m216127) HM
On May 1, 1907, Frank Meyers became the proprietor of the newly remodeled hotel.
A weary traveler could register at the 52 room hotel for two dollars a day. The rooms were clean, light, airy and well furnished and the cuisine irreproachable . . . — — Map (db m216066) HM
The International Order of Odd Fellows built this grand hall in 1906. It was constructed by J.I. Gee and was Boyne's first poured concrete building. The walls are sixteen inches thick and reinforced with rock and railroad ties.
The I.O.O.F's . . . — — Map (db m216131) HM
Not one, but two, United States Hotels once stood on this corner. The first, a fine three-story hotel, was built by Frank Abraham and George Beardsley and opened in 1878. In 1880, the U.S. Hotel burned and a new hotel was erected in its place. In . . . — — Map (db m215924) HM
This was the address of Amos Fox from the late Eighteen Seventies until the late Eighteen Nineties. Mr. Fox was a pioneer business man of Charlevoix. He and his partner, Hiram Rose, built the wooden dock that ships on Lake Michigan used before a . . . — — Map (db m215864) HM
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
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 1997 and was named a . . . — — Map (db m98098) HM
The pie crust measured from 14 feet, 4 inches in diameter, 2 feet deep and weighing a total of 7 tons. A total of 1,730 lbs. for the pie crust 850 lbs. of flour 325 lbs. of water 15 lbs. of salt 110 lbs. of milk 375 lbs. of shortening 55 . . . — — Map (db m154653) HM
Fishing and Lumbering - Round Lake, North ShoreTug Loaded with Lake Trout
When Charlevoix was permanently settled in 1854, Lake Michigan teemed with millions of tons of fish, called "finny . . . — — Map (db m215844) HM
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"
Bullhead · . . . — — Map (db m98057) HM WM
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
1859-1864 Bridge #1
Built wide enough for two pedestrians to pass, this wooden structure was four feet across and two feet above the water, with removable planks in the middle. If someone wasn't nearby to help, those in a boat . . . — — Map (db m215863) HM
We the US Submarine Veterans of WWII
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 her . . . — — Map (db m98060) HM WM
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
Here in the 1840's the Chippewa Indian missionary, Peter Greensky, established a Protestant mission in an area where legend says Indian chiefs once held their councils. New trees have been planted in an arrangement similar to that of the trees that . . . — — Map (db m215921) HM
Elm Pointe is an eleven-acre estate developed c. 1926 by John J. and Eva Porter. the house, designed by Grand Rapids architect J. Alexander McColl, was constructed of lumber milled by the East Jordan Lumber Company. An unusual, contemporary . . . — — Map (db m215776) HM
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
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
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
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 Norwood . . . — — Map (db m98099) HM