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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Saginaw County, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Saginaw 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 Saginaw County, MI (14) Bay County, MI (19) Genesee County, MI (36) Gratiot County, MI (14) Midland County, MI (16) Shiawassee County, MI (25) Tuscola County, MI (22)  SaginawCounty(14) Saginaw County (14)  BayCounty(19) Bay County (19)  GeneseeCounty(36) Genesee County (36)  GratiotCounty(14) Gratiot County (14)  MidlandCounty(16) Midland County (16)  ShiawasseeCounty(25) Shiawassee County (25)  TuscolaCounty(22) Tuscola County (22)
Adjacent to Saginaw County, Michigan
    Bay County (19)
    Genesee County (36)
    Gratiot County (14)
    Midland County (16)
    Shiawassee County (25)
    Tuscola County (22)
 
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1Michigan (Saginaw County), Frankenmuth — L1729 — Frankenmuth / Saint Lorenz Evangelical Lutheran Church
Frankenmuth The settlement of Frankenmuth and the organization of Saint Lorenz Evangelical Lutheran Church occurred simultaneously. Pastor Wilhelm Loehe of Neuendettelsau, Bavaria, was inspired to establish a German Lutheran colony by . . . Map (db m168040) HM
2Michigan (Saginaw County), Frankenmuth — 1577 — Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn
Side A: The village of Frankenmuth began as a German community in 1845. Its first settlers were among the German immigrants who left their homeland because of poor farming conditions and political unrest. Frankenmuth also attracted people . . . Map (db m156446) HM
3Michigan (Saginaw County), Frankenmuth — Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantMichigan Centennial Business
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant founded in 1888 for more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for . . . Map (db m101555) HM
4Michigan (Saginaw County), Frankenmuth — Frankenmuth Woolen MillMichigan Centennial Business
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Frankenmuth Woolen Mill Founded in 1894 for more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contributing to . . . Map (db m101549) HM
5Michigan (Saginaw County), Frankenmuth — Gugel Bridge
While W. Christian Gugel (1874-1930) was the treasurer of Saginaw County (1915-1920), he used his influence to ensure that the Dixie Hwy. Bridge was moved to span the Cass River at the Beyer Rd. location near his farm. Because of his efforts it . . . Map (db m121627) HM
6Michigan (Saginaw County), Frankenmuth — 170 — Michigan's German Settlers
Fifteen German immigrants from Franconia, Bavaria, led by the Rev. August Craemer, founded Frankenmuth in 1845. They were advised to settle here by the Rev. Frederick Schmid, Lutheran pastor of Ann Arbor's German colony, founded in the 1820's. Other . . . Map (db m92070) HM
7Michigan (Saginaw County), Frankenmuth — Michigan's Oldest Woolen Mill
A Michigan Centennial Business, the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill is recognized as the oldest, continuously operated woolen mill in Michigan. The original mill structure is still in use and remains the same today as when first opened in October of 1894. A . . . Map (db m168214) HM
8Michigan (Saginaw County), Frankenmuth — Star of the West Milling CompanyMichigan Centennial Business
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Star of the West Milling company Founded in 1870 For more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for . . . Map (db m120827) HM
9Michigan (Saginaw County), Frankenmuth — S695 — Zehnder’s
Frankenmuth´s first restaurant, the Exchange Hotel, opened on this site in 1856. In 1900 John Hubinger built the New Exchange Hotel here. William Zehnder, Sr. and his wife, Emilie, acquired the restaurant in 1928. They remodeled the hotel in an . . . Map (db m168062) HM
10Michigan (Saginaw County), Saginaw — L2035 — Bliss Park
Aaron T. Bliss, governor of Michigan from 1900 to 1904, donated this parkland to the city of Saginaw in 1903. The Cottage Garden Company of Queens, New York, created an artistic plan that made the park seem larger than its actual size. The completed . . . Map (db m168081) HM
11Michigan (Saginaw County), Saginaw — L2229 — First Presbyterian Church
The Reverend Hiram L. Miller and twelve others founded this church, the first in the Saginaw Valley, on March 1, 1838. They first worshiped at a carpentry shop on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Ames Street. The congregation erected a white . . . Map (db m168097) HM
12Michigan (Saginaw County), Saginaw — S671 — Saginaw Oil Industry
“Oil men optimistic as first well shot, shows results,” reported the August 29, 1925, edition of the Saginaw News. Michigan’s first oil field had been discovered the previous week at this site, known as Deindorfer Woods. The . . . Map (db m168080) HM
13Michigan (Saginaw County), Saginaw — L415 — Saginaw Valley Lumbering Era
The Saginaw River Watershed has been crucial in the development of Michigan. In the 1830s when white settlers moved into the area, they discovered the rich timberlands and hundreds of miles of rivers, providing an excellent base for lumbering which . . . Map (db m168087) HM
14Michigan (Saginaw County), Saginaw — S669 — Theodore H. Roethke Childhood Home / Theodore H. Roethke
Theodore H. Roethke Childhood Home Distinguished poet Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) was born in Saginaw and grew up in this house. The house was built around 1911 for his parents, Otto and Helen Roethke. Otto's borther Carl lived . . . Map (db m106656) HM
 
May. 5, 2021