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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Emmet County, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Emmet 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 Emmet County, MI (117) Charlevoix County, MI (46) Cheboygan County, MI (86) Mackinac County, MI (95)  EmmetCounty(117) Emmet County (117)  CharlevoixCounty(46) Charlevoix County (46)  CheboyganCounty(86) Cheboygan County (86)  MackinacCounty(95) Mackinac County (95)
Petoskey is the county seat for Emmet County
Adjacent to Emmet County, Michigan
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1 Michigan, Emmet County, Alanson — 2139 — W. W. Fairbairn — Registered Michigan Historic Site
Walter W. Fairbairn came to Alanson in 1888 as a government surveyor. He worked as a blacksmith in Detroit and lived in North Dakota before settling permanently in Alanson in 1892. Three years later, he established a hardware and plumbing . . . Map (db m107153) HM
2 Michigan, Emmet County, Bay View — S0151A — Bay View / Bay View Association — Registered Michigan Historic Site
Bay View Bay View comprises one of Michigan's most spectacular collections of Victorian era architecture. Sweeping verandas and stately turrets characterize the Queen Anne style evident in the cottages and public buildings. Planned during . . . Map (db m97487) HM
3 Michigan, Emmet County, Bay View — Bay View Historical Museum — circa 1880
A Historic Place on the National RegisterMap (db m97556) HM
4 Michigan, Emmet County, Bay View — Cottage — circa 1888
A Historic Place on the National RegisterMap (db m97564) HM
5 Michigan, Emmet County, Bay View — Epworth Hall — circa 1891
A Historic Place on the National Register Originally dedicated, July 23, 1891 Restored and rededicated on its 99th anniversary July 23, 1990Map (db m97562) HM
6 Michigan, Emmet County, Bay View — Evelyn Hall — circa 1890
A Historic Place on the National Register Evelyn Hall is considered one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture in the State of Michigan. It was dedicated on July 24, 1890 as a summer home of the Woman's Christian Temperance . . . Map (db m97489) HM
7 Michigan, Emmet County, Bay View — First Bay View Fire Hydrant
Now disconnected this hydrant was the first one in use in Bay View around 1883Map (db m97529) HM
8 Michigan, Emmet County, Bay View — Hitchcock Hall — circa 1889
A Historic Place on the National RegisterMap (db m97515) HM
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9 Michigan, Emmet County, Bay View — John M. Hall Auditorium — Bay View - Est. 1875
John M. Hall, a young attorney from Flint, was elected as superintendent of the Chautauqua Educational Department of Bay View in 1885. After nearly three decades as superintendent of the Bay View assembly, the Bay View University and . . . Map (db m97486) HM
10 Michigan, Emmet County, Bay View — Library — circa 1931
A Historic Place on the National RegisterMap (db m97519) HM
11 Michigan, Emmet County, Bay View — Post Office — circa 1923
A Historic Place on the National RegisterMap (db m97524) HM
12 Michigan, Emmet County, Bay View — Speaker's Stand — circa 1876 — A Historic Place on the National Register —
Speaker's Stand, First Public Building, Erected 1876 A Historic Place on the National RegisterMap (db m97527) HM
13 Michigan, Emmet County, Bay View — S0151 — Stafford's Bay View Inn — Registered Michigan Historic Site
J. W. Howard completed this spacious inn in 1887, naming it the Woodland Avenue House because of its proximity to that street. Later he called the hotel the Howard House. In 1923 the popular resort became the Roselawn in honor of Horace Rose, . . . Map (db m97565) HM
14 Michigan, Emmet County, Bay View — Terrace Inn — Registered Michigan Historic Site
When the Terrace Inn opened in 1911, its owners billed it as Bay View's "newest and most modern hotel." One of only two remaining hotels among the resort's four hundred Victorian houses and public buildings, it was built to accommodate the growing . . . Map (db m97485) HM
15 Michigan, Emmet County, Bay View — Vernor Hall — circa 1897
A Historic Place on the National RegisterMap (db m97518) HM
16 Michigan, Emmet County, Bay View — Woman's Council — circa 1887 — A Historic Place on the National Register —
Woman's Council formerly Chautauqua Cottage. Built in.... 1887. A Historic Place on the National RegisterMap (db m97560) HM
17 Michigan, Emmet County, Canby Corners, Center Township — 142 — Pioneer Picnic Park
A Pioneer Association, was formed in 1915 at Round Lake, also known as Lark’s Lake; to preserve the natural beauty of these, grounds for posterity and as memorial to the settlers of northern Emmet County. Annual picnics honoring the . . . Map (db m233812) HM
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18 Michigan, Emmet County, Cross Village — Cross Village Township Park
The preservation of this natural Lake Michigan recreational site was made possible primarily through the generosity of Polish immigrants, Stanley and Eleanor Smolak, who settled in Cross Village in 1921 and were the founders of Legs Inn. The . . . Map (db m229686) HM
19 Michigan, Emmet County, Cross Village — Cross Village, Michigan
1600s - In the mid 1600s, the Jesuit Fathers established an extensive log mission station first below and then here on the bluff. The Odawa called it Ahnamiwatigoning or Prayer Place by the Cross and the French called this settlement La Croix or . . . Map (db m229606) HM
20 Michigan, Emmet County, Cross Village — Light Houses of Grays Reef Passage — as viewed from Cross Village, Michigan
Skillagalee Island Light Located 12 miles northwest of Cross Village. First established in 1850, the present Light was built in 1888. There are many shipwrecks near this island, in an area known as the "Graveyard of the Great Lakes." Grays . . . Map (db m97851) HM
21 Michigan, Emmet County, Cross Village — The History of Redpath Memorial Presbyterian Church
The Cross Village Presbyterian Church was first organized on February 19, 1888, and dedicated in October of 1890. In 1918, a fire that destroyed much of the town also consumed the church. The church was rebuilt in 1921 as the results of the . . . Map (db m97854) HM
22 Michigan, Emmet County, Cross Village — S612 — The Legs Inn — Registered Michigan Historic Site
The Legs Inn, named for the stove legs that trim the roofline, is one of Michigan's most exuberant and unusual landmarks. The building reflects Stanley Smolak's creativity and the craftsmanship of local Odawa (Ottawa) Indians. A Polish . . . Map (db m97844) HM
23 Michigan, Emmet County, Cross Village, Cross Village Township — L'Arbre Croche — Waganakising — M-119 Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heritage Route —
This was the name given by the French to the region from Cross Village to Harbor Springs because of a large crooked tree that stood on the crest of the bluff. Visible for many miles, it marked the center of a large Odawa Indian settlement.Map (db m97815) HM
24 Michigan, Emmet County, Cross Village, Readmond Township — Area Of The Old Council Tree — Dibaagegaamtig — M-119 Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heritage Route —
In this area, beneath a large tree, tribal chief of the Menominee, Ojibwe, and Odawak held many councils in the late 1700's. The tree was also used as a navigational tool during seasonal migrations.Map (db m97840) HM
25 Michigan, Emmet County, Good Hart, Friendship Township — Devil's Elbow — Motchimanitou — M-119 Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heritage Route —
A flowing spring in this ravine was believed by area Odawa Indian Bands to be the home of spirits who made their presence known in this location during the hours of darkness.Map (db m229688) HM
26 Michigan, Emmet County, Harbor Springs — Andrew J. Blackbird / Mack-e-te-be-nesey — c. 1815 - 1908 — 2007 Lansing Michigan Walk of Fame Inductee —
Educated first in Odawa (Ottawa) skills and traditions, Andrew J. Blackbird struggled to find the resources to attend Euro-American schools. He eventually studied at Ypsilanti State Normal School. His command of English enabled him to work as an . . . Map (db m97603) HM
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27 Michigan, Emmet County, Harbor Springs — S352 — Andrew J. Blackbird House / Makade Binisii Wegamik — Registered Michigan Historic Site
Andrew J. Blackbird House Andrew J. Blackbird (c.1815 - 1908), an important figure in the history of the Odawa (Ottawa) tribe, was the son of a chief. Educated in the traditions of the Odawa, he also attended Euro-American . . . Map (db m97594) HM
28 Michigan, Emmet County, Harbor Springs — S248 — Ephraim Shay
The many-sided house across the street, sheathed in steel plates, was built for Ephraim Shay, inventor of the Shay locomotive. Patented in 1881, the locomotive operated by a gear-drive mechanism. Its great traction power and ability to operate on . . . Map (db m97600) HM
29 Michigan, Emmet County, Harbor Springs — L2165 — GR&I Railroad Depot — Registered Michigan Historic Site
The Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad linked Harbor Springs to its main line in 1882, further opening the Little Traverse Bay area to resort and commercial development. Grand Rapids architect Sidney J. Osgood designed this depot, built in 1889, . . . Map (db m97604) HM
30 Michigan, Emmet County, Harbor Springs — Restoring the “Aha” — To a Place of Honor
Can history be forgotten and then remembered once again? The “Aha” has a lot to say. In changing times, the “Aha” was abandoned and its remarkable history was forgotten. In the 1930s, while being towed to storage, the empty hall took on . . . Map (db m247322) HM
31 Michigan, Emmet County, Harbor Springs — The “Aha” Boat — Shay’s Joy on the Water
Do you know where this steel boat was built? It was built very near to where you see it now. The “Aha” was built in the early 1890s in Ephraim Shay’s machine shop, on land that Shay Park today. It was built from Shay’s own design for his . . . Map (db m247321) HM
32 Michigan, Emmet County, Harbor Springs — World Wars Memorial
In Memory Of Corp Leo M. Smith Killed in action at Soissons, France July 19, 1918 Stanley Hoover Killed in action Argonne Forest, France October 26, 1918 and in honor of the men of Harbor Springs who went forth at the . . . Map (db m97788) WM
33 Michigan, Emmet County, Harbor Springs, West Traverse Township — Land of the Crooked Tree — Waganakising — M-119 Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heritage Route —
Centuries before European arrival, the Odawa Chief Sagima and his war party drove the Muscodesh from this area. The murder of an Odawa woman, along with great insults toward the Chief at Seven Mile Point, resulted in war, leading to the eventual . . . Map (db m229690) HM
34 Michigan, Emmet County, Levering, Bliss Township — 778 — Bliss Pioneer Memorial Church
The congregation of the East Bliss United Brethren Church was organized in 1880. During the pastorate of the Reverend Edward McFarland, this Carpenter Gothic style church was erected. It was dedicated on May 4, 1903. The congregation . . . Map (db m233803) HM
35 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — At The Water's Edge — A Timeline of Inhabitation
How Did the Odawa Survive? When the Odawa were living on the waterfront in the Straits what was their life like? What did they eat? What did they do? And wouldn't it be wonderful if we could ascertain what they thought? Here are the few answers . . . Map (db m154599) HM
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36 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — At the Water's Edge — 9,000 years ago...
Native families settle in the Straits area Following the glacial retreat 11,000 years ago, Anishnaabek people began to populate Lower Michigan, drawn here by plentiful natural resources. This land holds tremendous cultural value to the local . . . Map (db m154601) HM
37 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — Carl D. Bradley — Sank November 18, 1958 — Thirty-three lives lost — Shipwrecks Nearby —
Old and cold, the Bradley broke into two pieces and sank in a severe storm. Sister ship to the Cedarville, they both now lie on the bottom within 35 miles of each other. It was the end of the season and the Bradley departed . . . Map (db m154689) HM
38 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — Cedarville — Sank May 7, 1965 — Ten lives lost — Shipwrecks Nearby —
Ice in April, Fog in May Poor visibility, poor communications, and poor decisions sank the Cedarville. The 604-foot Cedarville set out from near Rogers City, midway up Lake Huron, with a load of 14,400 tons of limestone headed for . . . Map (db m154690) HM
39 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — Charles de Langlade — The North's Most Legendary Warrior — 1729-1801 —
Worlds collide in Mackinac’s “Middle Ground” Charles Michel de Langlade was an Odawa war chief, diplomat, fur trader and a French officer. He was one of the most influential people in the Great Lakes during the 1700s, due to his . . . Map (db m154700) HM
40 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — Chi-Sin Trail
At the end of this trail, "Chi-Sin" rests on the shoreline of the Straits of Mackinac. In Anishnaabek, the language of the indigenous people, the Odawa Indians, Chi-Sin means literally "Big Rock." The Big Rock at the McGulpin Point shoreline . . . Map (db m154699) HM
41 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — Crossing the Straits — An engineer up to the task
The Mackinac Bridge A Long-Term Success More than 60 years old, the Mackinac Bridge is still the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere. The world's longest, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge in Japan, was only built in 1998 after the . . . Map (db m201405) HM
42 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — Eber Ward — Sank April 20, 1909 — Five lives lost — Shipwrecks Nearby —
Eber Ward hit ice, sank quickly Entering the Straits from the west the captain saw what he thought was slush ice. He reported that he slowed the boat and completely stopped the engines before hitting the ice pack that ripped open the bow . . . Map (db m154688) HM
43 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — S0011 — Fort Michilimackinac
This fort, built about 1715, put French soldiers at the Straits for the first time since 1701. French authority ceased in 1761 when the British troops entered the fort. On June 2, 1763, during Pontiac's uprising, Chippewa Indians seized the fort, . . . Map (db m7670) HM
44 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — 38 — Indians at the Straits — Mackinaw City Historical Pathway
The Woodland Indians of the Northern Midwest are believed to be remnants of the prehistoric Middle Mississippian people. The common ancestry of various tribes is evident in their similar languages. The Huron tribe spoke an Iroquois language. The . . . Map (db m135127) HM
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45 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — James W. Bennett — Sank November 14, 1876 — Five lives lost — Shipwrecks Nearby —
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1876
Two 16-year-old boys among the five scalded to death on the tug Bennett A cold November night in 1876 the James W. Bennett ran hard aground near Epoufette. The crew had to spend the . . . Map (db m154687) HM
46 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — Keeper 1879-1906 — James Davenport
Family James and Madeline Davenport raised a lighthouse family, spending 28 years at McGulpin. James worked on schooners until he married Madeline in April of 1870. They moved to Mackinaw City and he acquired a job as 1st assistant keeper at . . . Map (db m201407) HM
47 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — Mackinac Bridge — Courageous Members of Organized Labor
1954 – 1958 State of Michigan Hon. G. Mennen Williams · Governor Mackinac Bridge Authority Prentiss M. Brown · Chairman Charles T. Fisher, Jr. · Deceased; George A. Osborn Mead L. Bricker; Murray D. Van Wagoner William . . . Map (db m1995) HM
48 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — McGulpin Family Life — Contemporary Times in Mackinaw — 1800s —
Post-war life at McGulpin Point With the turn into the 1800s, the social and economic systems in the Mackinaw area become more predictable. During this period Patrick McGulpin, now 60 years old, stopped having children and became a grandfather . . . Map (db m154820) HM
49 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — 249 — Michigan's First Jewish Settler
Ezekiel Solomon, a native of Berlin, Germany, who had served with the British army, arrived at Michilimackinac in the summer of 1761. He is Michigan’s first known resident of the Jewish faith. Solomon was one of the most active Mackinac fur . . . Map (db m107159) HM
50 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — Minneapolis — Sank April 4, 1894 — No lives lost — Shipwrecks Nearby —
One of the 19 boats rushing from Chicago to provide grains to the east coast markets. One of two boats to sink in the icy water of the Straits. Pulling two schooners, the steam-powered Minneapolis was slow to arrive in the Straits. By the . . . Map (db m154686) HM
51 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — 37 — Missionaries at Mackinac — Mackinaw City Historical Pathway
Roman Catholicism came to the Straits of Mackinac through the self-sacrificing efforts of seventeenth-century Jesuit Missionaries. In 1670 Father Jacques Marquette established a mission for Huron Indians on Mackinac Island. An . . . Map (db m135112) HM
52 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — Settling the Straits — The European Era Begins with John McAlpin — 1772 —
European soldiers stay and become land owners For thousands of years, generations before the arrival of the French in the 1600s, the Anishnaabek nation established villages along the Straits of Mackinac, including near where you are standing . . . Map (db m154819) HM
53 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — Warrior Stone
Natives buried the bones of their bravest warriors under large stones they called "Warrior Stones" so they would not be forgotten. This stone is dedicated to our Military, Law Enforcement, Fire / Rescuers and their Families. -They too will . . . Map (db m201404) HM
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54 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — Warrior, brother & leader — The Life of Nissowaquet — 1715-1797 —
Nissowaquet, a legendary Odawa Nissowaquet (Nosawaguet, Sosawaket, La Fourche), Odawa chief; the name evidently comes from Nassauaketon, meaning “forked river,” the designation of one of the four Odawa bands; b. 1715; d. 1797. . . . Map (db m154698) HM
55 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City — William H. Barnum — Sank April 3, 1894 — No lives lost — Shipwrecks Nearby —
The old and tired Barnum heads out Although being deemed unseaworthy and under the command of a 29-year-old captain, his first season at the helm of the Barnum, the Barnum's crew expected a quick trip to nearby Port Huron . . . Map (db m154682) HM
56 Michigan, Emmet County, Mackinaw City, Wawatam Township — The Community Outside the Walls: Suburbs of Michilimackinac
The community of Michilimackinac was always larger than the military fort itself. After the British took control of Michilimackinac in 1761, an increasing number of civilian merchants and fur traders settled at the post. With little space left . . . Map (db m232260) HM
57 Michigan, Emmet County, Middle Village — Middle Village
Built in 1889... The church below is the third to stand in the vicinity of the first Jesuit mission in 1741. It was rebuilt by the Indians in 1825 . . . Map (db m97791) HM
58 Michigan, Emmet County, Middle Village — St. Ignatius Mission — Aapatawaaing — (Middle Village) —
Built in 1889 the third church to stand in the vicinity of the first Jesuit Mission in 1741Map (db m97811) HM
59 Michigan, Emmet County, Middle Village — L0491 — St. Ignatius of Loyola Church and Cemetery — chi-twah Ignatius nuh-ma guh-mik
(Side A) St. Ignatius of Loyola Church and Cemetery By the 1740s, French Catholic missionaries had come to this area, known to the Odawa as Waganakising, to minister to local tribes. Later, missionary work was taken up by others, including . . . Map (db m97790) HM
60 Michigan, Emmet County, Middle Village, Readmond Township — Middle Village — Aapatawaaing — M-119 Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heritage Route —
The church below, built in 1889, stand[s] in the vicinity of the first Jesuit mission of 1741, which was rebuilt by local Waganakising Odawak carpenters and craftsmen in 1825.Map (db m97789) HM
61 Michigan, Emmet County, Oden — Oden Gazebo Park — Littlefield Township
Littlefield Township would like to recognize the people who made this Park and Gazebo possible. Joseph A. Magnus, grandfather, of Julian A. Magnus Jr. built this Gazebo in 1913 and donated it to Oden Community Association in 1934. Perpetual . . . Map (db m213311) HM
62 Michigan, Emmet County, Oden, Littlefield Township — Fish and Rails — Oden Hatchery Visitors Center —
From the 1880s to 1931, hatcheries used railcars to move fish to planting sites. Workers transferred fish from ponds to 10-gallon milk cans and then to a specially modified railcar. Inside this railcar you will find a re-creation of Michigan’s . . . Map (db m247273) HM
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63 Michigan, Emmet County, Oden, Littlefield Township — Luring Visitors — Oden Hatchery Visitors Center —
You are looking at the original 1920 Oden Hatchery. The main floor was used to hatch eggs into fry, which were then moved outside into rearing ponds. The second floor was the manager’s residence. Michigan's Department of . . . Map (db m247270) HM
64 Michigan, Emmet County, Oden, Littlefield Township — 138 — Passenger Pigeons — (Ectopistes migratorius)
At one time North America’s most numerous bird, the passenger pigeon was particularly abundant in the Upper Mississippi Valley. The mature male was about 16 inches long. Less colorful and big was the female. In 1914 the last known survivor . . . Map (db m233852) HM
65 Michigan, Emmet County, Oden, Littlefield Township — 751 — State Board of Fish Commissioners / State Game and Fish Warden
State Board of Fish Commissioners. Nineteenth-century commercial fishing and logging operations helped grow Michigan’s economy but also posed threats to resource sustainability. The logging industry’s use of waterways to transport logs . . . Map (db m233849) HM
66 Michigan, Emmet County, Oden, Littlefield Township — Welcome to Oden State Fish Hatchery — Oden Hatchery Visitors Center —
Fish are connected to the people of the Great Lakes. Our cultural and environmental heritage reflects this relationship. Here at the Oden State Fish Hatchery, you can explore your connections to fish, streams, lakes, and the Great Lakes. . . . Map (db m247275) HM
67 Michigan, Emmet County, Pellston — Veterans Memorial
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68 Michigan, Emmet County, Pellston — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women who served and those who gave their lives for their countryMap (db m97859) WM
69 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — 13 — Braun's Restaurant — Hemingway's Michigan
Ernest Hemingway's 1925 satiric novel, The Torrents of Spring, is set mainly in Petoskey. He knew about Braun's Restaurant at 210-212 Howard Street, and in the novel he used the lay-out of the restaurant, which he called "Brown's Beanery The Best by . . . Map (db m215903) HM
70 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Brazile Petoskey Dry Goods and Groceries — 1876 — 301 East Lake Street —
The City of Petoskey was named after Ignatius Petoskey who is pictured above with his two sons. The earliest commercial building at this site was a dry goods and grocery store operated by Brazile (also; "Bazile" or "Basil") Petoskey, sitting to . . . Map (db m97971) HM
71 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Bruce Catton — Patriot • Historian • Editor
Born Petoskey October 9, 1899Map (db m97892) HM
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72 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — 7 — Carnegie Library Building — Hemingway's Michigan
When living in Petoskey in 1919, the library was a favorite haunt of Hemingway's and, in December, wearing his Italian cape and Red Cross uniform, he spoke here to the Ladies Aid Society about his World War I experiences. At that event he met the . . . Map (db m97891) HM
73 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Coburn Building — 1892 — 316-318 East Mitchell —
The Coburn building, constructed in 1892, is home to both the 316 and 318 addresses. The 316 address was originally housed by hardware stores run by a variety of men who partnered with Sydney Bump. His partners were Henry Easton, John Walrond, and . . . Map (db m97980) HM
74 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Desert Shield / Desert Storm Memorial
A tribute to our Desert Shield/Storm Veterans, women and men; young and old. You left your loved ones for the unknown. You gave up the comforts of home, for the hot, drying heat. You served your country in the fight for peace and . . . Map (db m97897) WM
75 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Elk's Club
The area immediately east of this lot was the site of Petoskey's first hotel, built by Dr. William Little and his brother Robert. It was first called the Rose House. Later the original rude little building was replaced by a three-story . . . Map (db m97881) HM
76 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Elk's Club
The area immediately east of this lot was the site of Petoskey's first hotel, built by Dr. William Little and his brother Robert. It was first called the Rose House. Later the original rude little building was replaced by a three-story wooden . . . Map (db m215872) HM
77 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Ernest Miller Hemingway — 1899 - 1961 — Nobel Laureate * Literature * 1954 —
Northern Michigan and a small cottage on Walloon Lake named "Windemere" became the summer home for the Hemingway family of Oak Park, Illinois, from the time of young Ernest's infancy in 1899 to the time of his marriage in nearby Horton Bay in . . . Map (db m215866) HM
78 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Fallass Drug Store — 1900 — 330-332 East Mitchell —
For the first thirty-five years this address was a drug store. It was first owned by Charles W. Fallass until 1928. John Lake was the next owner until 1935 when his business went into bankruptcy. At that time he took the paint and wallpaper part . . . Map (db m97997) HM
79 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — G & A Building — 1907 — 307 East Lake Street —
This building was named for business partners Guleserian and Altoonjian, formerly of Armenia. Their Persian Bazaar had been relocated from the waterfront Midway to this downtown location. The second floor was leased for the Petoskey Normal and . . . Map (db m97926) HM
80 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Giles Restaurant — 1945 — 324 East Mitchell —
"We treet you righte both day and night and have no cause for sorrow. Eat your fill and pay your bille and come again tomorrow," was the wording on the sampler that hung in the back of Giles Restaurant for nearly 50 years. In 1929, Enoch Giles Sr. . . . Map (db m97989) HM
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81 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — 2 — Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Station — Hemingway's Michigan
This station, built in 1899, served as the region’s transportation hub. The Hemingway family passed through it often when going from Harbor Springs to their Walloon Lake cottage. Hemingway himself used the station when travelling north from his . . . Map (db m97879) HM
82 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Heath Michael Robinson — SOCS (SEAL), United States Navy — In Memory of —
Born - 5 June 1977 KIA - 6 August 2011 Loving Son, Brother, Husband, FatherMap (db m97900) WM
83 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — L2067 — Hotel Perry — Registered Michigan Historic Site
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, city-dwellers from the Midwest escaped hot summers in the fresh air of northern Michigan. Constructed in 1899 for Norman J. Perry, the Hotel Perry catered to these vacationers with its . . . Map (db m97875) HM
84 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — J. Schapler Saloon — 1904 — 317 East Lake Street —
The saloon listed in the 1899 directory at this location was run by Henry Schapler, who had been born in Germany. By 1900 three of the 15 saloons in Petoskey were run by Schaplers, including Henry's brothers Fred and Frank. Several of the . . . Map (db m97924) HM
85 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — 6 — Jesperson's Restaurant — Hemingway's Michigan
Established in 1903, this Petoskey favorite is noted for its home-style cooking. Jesperson's was said to be a favorite hangout of Hemingway and his Petoskey friend, Dutch Pailthorp. Its long lunch counter suggests the ones in Hemingway's story, . . . Map (db m97919) HM
86 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Karamol's, Mitchell Street Pub — Circa 1900 — 426-428-430 East Mitchell —
This location originally held a trio of buildings that served the community in many ways. In 1900, at the 426 address, John Karamol sold cigars, fine wines, and liquor out of what was originally called the Posen Sample Company. Over almost the . . . Map (db m97909) HM
87 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Koulis Ice Cream — Circa 1925 — 323-325 East Mitchell —
The 325 address is no longer in existence. It was absorbed by the First National Bank expansion in 1964. In 1909 George Koulis operated the First Class Ice Cream Shop and Confectionary business on the 325 site. John Laggis who worked for Koulis . . . Map (db m97988) HM
88 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — S166 — Little Traverse Bay
For centuries this region has been the home of Ottawa Indians, whose warriors and orators fought bravely to retain their land. Around 1700 a mission was built by French Jesuits at the famous L'Arbre Croche villages which stretched from Cross . . . Map (db m55405) HM
89 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Lombard Post No. 170 G.A.R. Memorial — 1861 - 1865
To the honor and memory of Lombard Post No. 170 by Lombard W.R.C. No. 152 June 14, 1927.Map (db m97877) WM
90 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — M. J. Bourke: Agricultural Specialties — 1907 — 306 Howard Street —
The first business owner in this building (the second building from the right in the photo) was M. J. Bourke. The store was constructed in accordance with a 1906 party wall agreement with the bank next door. Other shops that occupied this building . . . Map (db m97922) HM
91 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — 5 — McCarthy's Barber Shop — Hemingway's Michigan
This building once housed McCarthy's Barber Shop and Bath Room, where, in the fall of 1919, the young Hemingway went for a shave or haircut and for the patrons' banter about fishing and politics. He also likely took advantage of the public baths . . . Map (db m97920) HM
92 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Meyer Hardware — Established 1935
Herman Carl Meyer first opened Meyer Hardware for business on this location Friday, April 5th 1935, offering a complete line of general hardware, paint, household appliances, farm implements and machinery. He spent his entire life in the hardware . . . Map (db m97904) HM
93 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Michael B. Lindemuth — United States Marine Corps — In Memory Of —
Born December 17, 1977 Died In Service To Our Country On April 13, 2005 In Iraq Associate Member Viet Nam Veterans Of America, Chapter 68 PetoskeyMap (db m97899) WM
94 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Montgomery Sisters — circa 1881 — 311 East Lake Street —
The Montgomery Sisters occupied this tin-fronted building after they moved here in 1919 from their Petoskey Midway location. Gertrude and Mae Montgomery were widely known for their eclectic merchandise. They sold fancy goods and art pieces in this . . . Map (db m97925) HM
95 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — National Hotel — 1881 — 318 East Lake Street —
The first building on this site, known as the Lake Street House, was completed in 1877. Later it was called the Farmer's Home, catering to farmers and laborers. That building burned to the ground with three adjacent buildings in 1880. Renamed the . . . Map (db m97923) HM
96 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Old Indian Trail
This boulder marks the Old Indian Trail from Mackinaw City to Grand Rapids used from time immemorial by the Huron, Ottawa, Chippewa and other tribesMap (db m97876) HM
97 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Old Kent Bank of Petoskey — Michigan Centennial Business
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Old Kent Bank of Petoskey Founded in 1891 For more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the People of Michigan and for contributing . . . Map (db m97979) HM
98 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Park Garden Cafe
Originally McCarty's Saloon and Billiard hall, the walls of the Park Garden Cafe would have a lot of stories to tell if they could talk. Built in 1875, the main billiard hall was one of Ernest Hemingway's favorite haunts. The interior is . . . Map (db m98004) HM
99 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — 1 — Pere Marquette Railroad Station — Hemingway's Michigan
Built by the Chicago and West Michigan Railroad in 1892, this building later served as the Pere Marquette Railroad’s main station and Hemingway likely used it when traveling between Charlevoix and Petoskey. It became the Little Traverse History . . . Map (db m97998) HM
100 Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Perry Hotel — 1899
Petoskey was a village just 20 years old when Dr. Norman J. Perry built this hotel in 1899. Resort trade flourished then, and so did the Perry, advertised as the only fireproof hotel in town. Its brick construction, a novelty at the time, . . . Map (db m97883) HM

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