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Historical Markers in Frankenmuth, 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 (49) Bay County, MI (33) Genesee County, MI (134) Gratiot County, MI (16) Midland County, MI (17) Shiawassee County, MI (35) Tuscola County, MI (34)  SaginawCounty(49) Saginaw County (49)  BayCounty(33) Bay County (33)  GeneseeCounty(134) Genesee County (134)  GratiotCounty(16) Gratiot County (16)  MidlandCounty(17) Midland County (17)  ShiawasseeCounty(35) Shiawassee County (35)  TuscolaCounty(34) Tuscola County (34)
Saginaw is the county seat for Saginaw County
Frankenmuth is in Saginaw County
      Saginaw County (49)  
ADJACENT TO SAGINAW COUNTY
      Bay County (33)  
      Genesee County (134)  
      Gratiot County (16)  
      Midland County (17)  
      Shiawassee County (35)  
      Tuscola County (34)  
 
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1Michigan (Saginaw County), Frankenmuth — A Rich History, A Precious ResourceHistorical Facts
  • The Chippewa Indians prior to the arrival of European settlers, referred to the Cass river as "The River of the Hurons."
  • "All Indian trails in the valley centered about where the city of Saginaw now stands. Land and canoe . . . Map (db m206547) HM
2Michigan (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
3Michigan (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
4Michigan (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
5Michigan (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
6Michigan (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
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7Michigan (Saginaw County), Frankenmuth — L2168 — Gugel Bridge
Side 1 Built in 1904, this 204-foot-long bridge carried the Detroit and Saginaw Turnpike over the Cass River in Bridgeport Township. By around 1919 the pike, which had become the well-traveled Dixie Highway, required a more substantial . . . Map (db m181462) HM
8Michigan (Saginaw County), Frankenmuth — Marv Herzog Fest PlatzDedicated August 9, 2001
Marv Herzog, a proud native son, promoted Frankenmuth and its German/Bavarian heritage for over 56 years throughout the USA and Europe with his unique style as a polk accordionist, band leader and as one of its key ambassadors of goodwill. . . . Map (db m206518) HM
9Michigan (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
10Michigan (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
11Michigan (Saginaw County), Frankenmuth — Rau's Country Store Recalls Bygone Era
Oscar and Evelyn Rau (left panel) Originally established as the Hotel Goetz in 1902, Rau's Country Store, Inc. has been a family favorite since 1964. Oscar and Evelyn started Rau's Country Store, Inc. as Michigan's Most Unique Country . . . Map (db m181456) HM
12Michigan (Saginaw County), Frankenmuth — Site of St. Lorenz Frame Church
Erected 1852 Enlarged 1864 In use until 1880 Four corner markers designate corners of 40 ft. x 74 ft. building.Map (db m201435) HM
13Michigan (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
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14Michigan (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
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022