In Memory of Douglass Houghton Michigan’s first State Geologist Born Sept. 21, 1809 Drowned in Lake Superior off Eagle River, Oct. 13, 1845 Erected by the Keweenaw Historical Society the Home Fortnightly Club the Women’s Clubs and the . . . — — Map (db m181727) HM
Douglass Houghton, Michigan’s first State Geologist, was born in Troy, New York, on September 21, 1809. He studied under Amos Eaton at the Van Renssaeler Polytechnic School in Troy. In 1828 he graduated and became a professor of chemistry and . . . — — Map (db m181726) HM
First settled in the early 1840’s by prospectors looking for copper deposits. Was later the shipping port for the famous Cliff and other nearby copper mines, and was very active in the 1850’s. In 1855 there were two breweries, 32 saloons, and three . . . — — Map (db m152746) HM
Lake Shore Drive Bridge. This bridge, completed in 1915, was one of two bridges erected simultaneously by the Michigan State Highway Department across the Eagle River. The second was located in nearby Phoenix. Prior to 1915 a Pratt through truss . . . — — Map (db m106210) HM
This bridge, a Pratt pony truss design built in 1909, is currently under a restoration through the efforts of the citizens of this community.
The span – serving social, economic and historic values - was acquired by Houghton Township in 2007 to . . . — — Map (db m198436) HM