“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wexford County, Michigan

Clickable Map of Wexford County, Michigan and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Wexford County, MI (14) Benzie County, MI (14) Grand Traverse County, MI (34) Kalkaska County, MI (8) Lake County, MI (9) Manistee County, MI (25) Missaukee County, MI (1) Osceola County, MI (9)  WexfordCounty(14) Wexford County (14)  BenzieCounty(14) Benzie County (14)  GrandTraverseCounty(34) Grand Traverse County (34)  KalkaskaCounty(8) Kalkaska County (8)  LakeCounty(9) Lake County (9)  ManisteeCounty(25) Manistee County (25)  MissaukeeCounty(1) Missaukee County (1)  OsceolaCounty(9) Osceola County (9)
Cadillac is the county seat for Wexford County
Adjacent to Wexford County, Michigan
      Benzie County (14)  
      Grand Traverse County (34)  
      Kalkaska County (8)  
      Lake County (9)  
      Manistee County (25)  
      Missaukee County (1)  
      Osceola County (9)  
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1 Michigan, Wexford County, Cadillac — Amvets Post 110 Veterans Memorial
In Memory of And With Respect For All Those Who Have Served Our Country AMVETS Post 110Map (db m190689) WM
2 Michigan, Wexford County, Cadillac — L856 — Cadillac Carnegie Library
Constructed with the joint support of an Andrew Carnegie grant and the Cadillac Literary Society, this Classical Revival style building was completed at a cost of $30,000 in 1906. Built on land donated by Jacob and Wellington Cummer, it served as a . . . Map (db m182826) HM
3 Michigan, Wexford County, Cadillac — L1434 — Charles T. Mitchell House
This Prairie style building began as a Second Empire house built by George Mitchell in 1874. A lumberman and Cadillac’s first mayor, Mitchell built the house with ornately carved woodwork and a mansard roof. His business partner, Wellington W. . . . Map (db m182827) HM
4 Michigan, Wexford County, Cadillac — L1639 — Clam Lake Canal
In 1873 the Clam Lake Canal was constructed between Big and Little Clam Lakes, present-day Lakes Mitchell and Cadillac. Lumbering was the major industry in the Clam Lake area, and sawmill owners needed an efficient means of transporting timber to . . . Map (db m182745) HM
5 Michigan, Wexford County, Cadillac — L0782 — Cobbs and Mitchell Building
In 1905 George D. Mason of Detroit designed this brick and limestone building as a showplace for the products of Cobbs and Mitchell, Inc., a nationally known lumber company. Completed in 1907, the building’s interior is finished in nine varieties of . . . Map (db m182808) HM
6 Michigan, Wexford County, Cadillac — L1428 — Cobbs and Mitchell Mill No. 1
In June 1871 Cadillac’s first sawmill began to operate on this site. Originally called the Pioneer Mill, it was built by an Indiana resident, John R. Yale. Jonathan W. Cobbs bought the mill in 1872 and took William W. Mitchell as his partner in . . . Map (db m182806) HM
7 Michigan, Wexford County, Cadillac — KISSThe Cadillacan
1975    October 9    $0.50 On October 9, 1975, Cadillac High School hosted an event that attained worldwide acclaim as one of the most iconic stories in Rock and Roll lore. On that day, KISS came to Cadillac and a legend was created. In . . . Map (db m182980) HM
8 Michigan, Wexford County, Cadillac — T. Walter Kelly
Dedicated in honor and memory of T. Walter Kelly 1893-1971 For his many years of service in state, county and city government, including two terms as mayor of the city of Cadillac and also, for his effort in acquiring the Shay Locomotive . . . Map (db m190687) HM
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9 Michigan, Wexford County, Cadillac, Clam Lake Township — S528a — Shay Locomotive
In the 1870s logging was a seasonal operation. Horses or oxen could drag logs over snow or ice trails to sawmills or rivers. But once the ground thawed, the logs could not be moved. Ephraim Shay (1839 1916), a logger from Haring, near Cadillac, . . . Map (db m231234) HM
10 Michigan, Wexford County, Cadillac, South Branch Township — 1601 — Caberfae Ski Resort
Snow trains brought hundreds of ski enthusiasts to the Cadillac area to celebrate the opening of Caberfae on January 16, 1938. Caberfae, whose name comes from the Gaelic word meaning “stag’s head,” was a joint project of the U. S. Forest . . . Map (db m235237) HM
11 Michigan, Wexford County, Harrietta, Slagle Township — Monumental HighwayThe Dr. W. E. Coates Highway
In 1935, the people of Manistee county built this monument, and others on this road, to honor Dr. William Edward Coates, a medical doctor and advocate of health and safety. Dr. Coates practiced medicine from 1903 until his death in 1928 and . . . Map (db m235228) HM
12 Michigan, Wexford County, Manton — L79 — Battle of Manton
In 1881 Manton became the Wexford County seat as a result of a compromise between Cadillac and Sherman. Those towns had quarreled over the issue for years. Cadillac partisans renewed the feud and won the county seat at an election in April, . . . Map (db m190678) HM
13 Michigan, Wexford County, Manton — Julia A. Moore1847 - 1920
Mortal refrains Sweet singer of Michigan, world renowned writer of songs, poetry, prose, shortstories, and songs. Centennial 1876; Sentimental Song Book, The Flag, Fourth of July, G. A. R. Memorial Song. Interred Liberty Twp. Cemetery . . . Map (db m190685) HM
14 Michigan, Wexford County, Mesick — L74 — First Wexford County Courthouse
Wexford County was organized in 1869. The law organizing the county also specified that the county seat should be located “at or near what is called Manistee Bridge,” where the Newaygo and Northport State Road crossed the Manistee River. In 1870 . . . Map (db m205912) HM
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Dec. 8, 2023