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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lake County, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Lake 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 Lake County, MI (9) Manistee County, MI (25) Mason County, MI (16) Mecosta County, MI (21) Newaygo County, MI (5) Oceana County, MI (13) Osceola County, MI (3) Wexford County, MI (11)  LakeCounty(9) Lake County (9)  ManisteeCounty(25) Manistee County (25)  MasonCounty(16) Mason County (16)  MecostaCounty(21) Mecosta County (21)  NewaygoCounty(5) Newaygo County (5)  OceanaCounty(13) Oceana County (13)  OsceolaCounty(3) Osceola County (3)  WexfordCounty(11) Wexford County (11)
Baldwin is the county seat for Lake County
Adjacent to Lake County, Michigan
      Manistee County (25)  
      Mason County (16)  
      Mecosta County (21)  
      Newaygo County (5)  
      Oceana County (13)  
      Osceola County (3)  
      Wexford County (11)  
 
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1Michigan (Lake County), Baldwin — L1145 — Brown Trout
On April 11, 1884, the first recorded planting of brown trout (Salmo fario) in the United States was made into the Pere Marquette River system by the Northville, Michigan, Federal Fish Hatchery. The trout eggs from which the planting of 4,900 . . . Map (db m182799) HM
2Michigan (Lake County), Baldwin — 181 — Lake County
This county was originally set off in 1840 and first named Aishcum after a well-known Potawatomi chief. In 1843 the name was changed to Lake. For three decades it was attached to neighboring counties until 1871 when settlement was sufficient to . . . Map (db m106842) HM
3Michigan (Lake County), Chase — Chase Veterans Memorial
- Dedicated - In lasting memory of the men and women who have, will and are serving in the United States Armed ServicesMap (db m190046) WM
4Michigan (Lake County), Idlewild — S0712 — Daniel Hale Williams / Williams House
Daniel Hale Williams Despite prevailing racial discrimination during the early twentieth century, Daniel Hale Williams, an African American, was a leading Chicago surgeon. In 1891 he founded Provident Hospital as a training hospital for black . . . Map (db m182803) HM
5Michigan (Lake County), Idlewild — L2203 — Herman & Lela Wilson / Wilson House
Herman & Lela Wilson In 1915 Herman and Lela Wilson came to Yates Township with twenty-five people from Chicago to inspect the real estate that would become the African American resort of Idlewild. The Wilsons promoted and sold property in . . . Map (db m182800) HM
6Michigan (Lake County), Idlewild — S0713 — Idlewild
Prior to 1964, segregationist policies limited African Americans’ options for where to spend vacation time. In 1915 white developers, Adelbert and Erastus Branch of White Cloud and Wilbur Lemon and Alvin Wright of Chicago, established a summer . . . Map (db m182804) HM
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7Michigan (Lake County), Idlewild — L2206 — Idlewild Lot Owners Association
In 1920 Idlewild’s founders, Wilbur Lemon, Alvin Wright, and brothers Erastus and Adelbert Branch, joined William Jennings to form the Idlewild Lot Owners Association (ILOA). The ILOA was responsible for public improvements and maintenance of the . . . Map (db m182802) HM
8Michigan (Lake County), Idlewild — Idlewild TimesA History of Excitement — Founded 1912 —
Idlewild: A Black Eden Legalized racial segregation and Jim Crow laws in the United States led to the growth of Idlewild. In 1912, Idlewild was one of the only places in the nation where blacks could own land and vacation. It quickly became . . . Map (db m182990) HM
9Michigan (Lake County), Idlewild — 2204 — The Island / The Flamingo Club
The Island The Island, once accessible only by footbridges, was the center of life at Idlewild from the 1910s into the 1960s. Early advertisements for the resort described Island Park as having a beautiful bathing beach and a small "parlor" . . . Map (db m182805) HM
 
 
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Nov. 27, 2022