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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Crawford County, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Crawford County, Michigan and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Crawford County, MI (17) Antrim County, MI (9) Kalkaska County, MI (8) Missaukee County, MI (1) Montmorency County, MI (4) Ogemaw County, MI (7) Oscoda County, MI (4) Otsego County, MI (15) Roscommon County, MI (14)  CrawfordCounty(17) Crawford County (17)  AntrimCounty(9) Antrim County (9)  KalkaskaCounty(8) Kalkaska County (8)  MissaukeeCounty(1) Missaukee County (1)  MontmorencyCounty(4) Montmorency County (4)  OgemawCounty(7) Ogemaw County (7)  OscodaCounty(4) Oscoda County (4)  OtsegoCounty(15) Otsego County (15)  RoscommonCounty(14) Roscommon County (14)
Grayling is the county seat for Crawford County
Adjacent to Crawford County, Michigan
      Antrim County (9)  
      Kalkaska County (8)  
      Missaukee County (1)  
      Montmorency County (4)  
      Ogemaw County (7)  
      Oscoda County (4)  
      Otsego County (15)  
      Roscommon County (14)  
 
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1Michigan, Crawford County, Grayling — Au Sable Riverboat Commemoration
The origination of the Au Sale Riverboat at Grayling about 1872 by Reuben S. Babbitt Sr. an early settler, guide and operator of fishing camps on the Au Sable and Manistee rivers. Unique to the Au Sable the boat fitted a special need for fishing . . . Map (db m213394) HM
2Michigan, Crawford County, Grayling — L757 — Chief Shoppenagon / Shoppenagon's Homesite
Chief Shoppenagon Chief David Shoppenagon was born in Indianfields, a Chippewa Indian Village in the Saginaw River Valley. In 1795 his grandfather, also a Chippewa chief, was among the Indians who met with General Anthony Wayne at Fort . . . Map (db m200599) HM
3Michigan, Crawford County, Grayling — City of Grayling and Camp Grayling Partnership1913 - 2013
The partnership between the City of Grayling and Camp Grayling remains strong after a hundred years. Established on May 2, 1913, under Michigan Public Act 172, Camp Grayling exists because of the generosity of Rasmus Hanson, a Grayling resident who . . . Map (db m213401) HM
4Michigan, Crawford County, Grayling — Crawford County Veterans Memorial
In memory of all veteransMap (db m213557) WM
5Michigan, Crawford County, Grayling — Grayling Depot
December of 1872, Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw Railroad Company had laid track to Crawford and a freight house was built. In those days railroad companies named the Railway Stops, and in this instance the J.L. & S. Decided on Crawford. The present . . . Map (db m125498) HM
6Michigan, Crawford County, Grayling — M60 Tank
The M60 Tank, has been in service from 1959 until present, it features a 105 mm main gun. The M60 was a cold war staple for the U.S., and it was used to handily defeat the Iraqis in Desert Storm. A crew of 4 is needed to operate the 50-ton . . . Map (db m213395) HM
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7Michigan, Crawford County, Grayling — Major Edward E. HartwickMichigan 1871 • France 1918
Engineer • Soldier Martyr to his country Lieut., 9th Cavalry, USA Spanish American War Major, 20th Engineers, USA World War That his name may be recorded and his virtues remembered, this remnant of the primeval pine forests which he loved is . . . Map (db m169875) WM
8Michigan, Crawford County, Grayling — L2270 — Michelson Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church
In 1882, residents of Grayling built the town's first church for the Methodist Episcopal congregation that had organized in 1879. In 1918, local lumberman Nels Michelson donated funds to erect a large brick church in honor of his late wife, . . . Map (db m95652) HM
9Michigan, Crawford County, Grayling — 144 — Michigan Grayling
Side 1 Although fishermen had been catching this fish in such rivers as the Manistee, Pere Marquette, and Au Sable for some years, its classification as true grayling came only in 1864. The thrill of landing this fish drew sportsmen . . . Map (db m200656) HM
10Michigan, Crawford County, Grayling — The 75 MM Pack Howitzer
The 75 MM Pack Howitzer (redesigned the M116 in 1962) is an artillery piece that has been in service from 1927 to present. The gun has a 6-man crew and fires a shell that weights over 18 pounds, with an effective range of 5.5 miles. It . . . Map (db m213397) HM
11Michigan, Crawford County, Grayling — The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star or T-Bird was first produced in 1948 and was last used by the Bolivian Air Force in 2017. While mainly a "trainer" the T-33 saw some usage later by other countries in combat. The T-33 could attain a . . . Map (db m213399) HM
12Michigan, Crawford County, Grayling — The M4 Sherman
The M4 Sherman, officially Medium Tank, M4 was the most widely used medium tank by the United States and Western Allies in World War II. The Sherman tank was manned by a crew of 5, and featured a 75mm main gun, along with a .50 . . . Map (db m213400) HM
13Michigan, Crawford County, Grayling — S709 — The Return of Kirtland's Warbler
The Kirtland's Warbler was first identified in 1851 from a specimen collected on Dr. Jared Kirtland's Ohio farm. The birds originally depended on fire-created young jack pine forests for summer nesting. Such forests in northern Michigan became their . . . Map (db m182423) HM
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14Michigan, Crawford County, Grayling — U.S.S. Grayling Anchor
Anchor and chain from the Submarine U.S.S. Grayling (SSN-646) Launched June 22, 1967 Portsmouth, N.H. Decommissioned Dec. 10, 1996 Groton, Conn. (second marker) In memory of Lt. Commander Arthur Thayer, distinguished WWII veteran, . . . Map (db m213403) HM
15Michigan, Crawford County, Higgins Lake — S143 — Beginning of State Reforestation
A concern over the depletion of Michigan's forest led in 1899 to the creation of a forestry commission. In 1903 the first state forest was set up by the legislature on cut-over, burned-over lands in Roscommon and Crawford counties. The same year . . . Map (db m213393) HM
16Michigan, Crawford County, Lovells — The Lone Pine SchoolKellogg School
Built in 1907 by Ed Kellogg and Gustav Ernst. Operated as a school until 1937. Moved from Jackson Hole, seven miles down Lovells Road in July 1991, and renovated.Map (db m182349) HM
17Michigan, Crawford County, Lovells — L2028 — Thomas E. Douglas / The Douglas House
Thomas E. Douglas Born and raised in Canada, Thomas E. Douglas came to Saginaw as an adult to work as a bookkeeper in his uncle's lumber mill. Upon moving to Grayling with his wife, Martha, in 1893, Douglas managed the R. Hanson Lumber . . . Map (db m176147) HM
 
 
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Feb. 3, 2023