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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Alger County, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Alger 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 Alger County, MI (7) Delta County, MI (35) Keweenaw County, MI (38) Luce County, MI (1) Marquette County, MI (23) Schoolcraft County, MI (9)  AlgerCounty(7) Alger County (7)  DeltaCounty(35) Delta County (35)  KeweenawCounty(38) Keweenaw County (38)  LuceCounty(1) Luce County (1)  MarquetteCounty(23) Marquette County (23)  SchoolcraftCounty(9) Schoolcraft County (9)
Munising is the county seat for Alger County
Adjacent to Alger County, Michigan
      Delta County (35)  
      Keweenaw County (38)  
      Luce County (1)  
      Marquette County (23)  
      Schoolcraft County (9)  
 
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1Michigan (Alger County), Au Train — Face in the Rock
The sculpture to the right replicates a rock carving as made in 1820 by a French trapper and guide who accompanied Lewis Cass, governor of the Michigan Territory. Cass was on an expedition along the south shore of Lake Superior on his way to what . . . Map (db m154477) HM
2Michigan (Alger County), Au Train — 121 — Lake Superior
Le lac supérieur the French called it, meaning only that geographically it lay above Lake Huron. In size, however, Lake Superior stands above all other freshwater lakes in the world. The intrepid Frenchman Brulé discovered it around 1622. . . . Map (db m41968) HM
3Michigan (Alger County), Au Train — L176 — Paulson House
Swedish pioneer Charles Paulson purchased one hundred acres of land here in 1884 and constructed this cabin for his family home. Built of hand hewn cedar logs securely dovetailed at the corners, the house was occupied by Paulson and his wife until . . . Map (db m206179) HM
4Michigan (Alger County), Au Train — The Grand Island Nishnaabe
The Grand Island Nishnaabe had many of their spring, summer, and fall needs met on the island, but they also visited the mainland for seasonal foods and hunting. Sand Point provided luscious cranberries. The Anna River and other streams provided . . . Map (db m154478) HM
5Michigan (Alger County), Munising — Munising Public Dock
With the discovery of iron ore in Marquette County in 1844 and the opening of the Sault Locks in 1855, commerce and travel boomed on Lake Superior. Munising served not only as a port, but also as a harbor of refuge during storms. The first . . . Map (db m143346) HM
6Michigan (Alger County), Munising — Russell A. Alger
Feb. 27 1836 – Jan. 24 1906 Brevet Major General U.S.V. Governor of Michigan Secretary of War United States Senator for whom this county is namedMap (db m131695) HM WM
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7Michigan (Alger County), Munising — Shipwrecks of the Alger Underwater Preserve
Local divers Pete Lindquist, Chuck Nebel, Tom Bathey, and John Stillman recovered this large anchor found buried in the sand of Munising Bay in 1980. The anchor is estimated to weigh over 1500 pounds. The anchor may have been lost by the barque . . . Map (db m154896) HM
 
 
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Dec. 9, 2022