“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Grand Ledge, Michigan

Clickable Map of Clinton 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> Clinton County, MI (8) Eaton County, MI (57) Gratiot County, MI (16) Ingham County, MI (152) Ionia County, MI (12) Montcalm County, MI (4) Shiawassee County, MI (35)  ClintonCounty(8) Clinton County (8)  EatonCounty(57) Eaton County (57)  GratiotCounty(16) Gratiot County (16)  InghamCounty(152) Ingham County (152)  IoniaCounty(12) Ionia County (12)  MontcalmCounty(4) Montcalm County (4)  ShiawasseeCounty(35) Shiawassee County (35)
St. Johns is the county seat for Clinton County
Grand Ledge is in Clinton County
      Clinton County (8)  
      Eaton County (57)  
      Gratiot County (16)  
      Ingham County (152)  
      Ionia County (12)  
      Montcalm County (4)  
      Shiawassee County (35)  
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1Michigan (Clinton County), Grand Ledge — 268 — Michigan's Capital
Ahead lies Lansing, capital of Michigan. In 1835, when the state was organized, Detroit was the capital, as it had been when Michigan was a territory. The capital, after much debate, was moved to its present, more centally located site in 1847. The . . . Map (db m94905) HM
2Michigan (Eaton County), Grand Ledge — "Growing Progress"By Artist Thomas Sheering
Provided by the children of Victor J. and Rosella C. Huhn, in loving memory of their parents who were longtime Grand Ledge residents. The Huhn family started their journey in the United States much the same as a majority of immigrants by . . . Map (db m125647) HM
3Michigan (Eaton County), Grand Ledge — L1943 — Blake's Opera House
Constructed in 1884 as a roller skating rink, this building was purchased by Peter Blake and opened as Blake's Opera House in 1886. Here, audiences enjoyed talent shows, vaudeville, silent movies and athletic contests. Between 1928 and 1984, the . . . Map (db m122824) HM
4Michigan (Eaton County), Grand Ledge — 9 — Bring Bricks Back to Nature
With over 40,000 bricks produced a day there were bound to be a few bad bricks. As you walk deeper into the wooded trails look closely at what appears to be hills of trees and vegetation. LOOK AGAIN - these hills are the remains of . . . Map (db m122706) HM
5Michigan (Eaton County), Grand Ledge — L593 — Fitzgerald Park
Migrant Indian tribes led by the famous Chief Okemos called this area "Big Rocks." They came here in early spring to tap the sugar maples. Later, the beauty of the ledges and woods attracted the Grand Ledge Spiritualist Camp Association which, in . . . Map (db m122708) HM
6Michigan (Eaton County), Grand Ledge — S511 — Governor Frank D. Fitzgerald Home
Governor Frank D. Fitzgerald Home Here lived Frank D. Fitzgerald who served his first term as governor 1935-36. His second term, starting in January 1939, was cut short by his death in this house in March of that year. Born in Grand Ledge . . . Map (db m122729) HM
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7Michigan (Eaton County), Grand Ledge — Grand Ledge 1909
Look to your left and up to see the water tank built in 1909. There, an enterprising photographer took this photograph, perhaps the first aerial view of Grand Ledge. He captured a section of the Grand River where the north and south sides were . . . Map (db m125656) HM
8Michigan (Eaton County), Grand Ledge — L1644 — Grand Ledge Chair CompanyRegistered Michigan Historic Site
Built in 1906Map (db m125646) HM
9Michigan (Eaton County), Grand Ledge — Preston's Grocery - Preston's BarMichigan Centennial Business
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Preston's Grocery - Preston's Bar founded in 1914 for more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for . . . Map (db m125591) HM
10Michigan (Eaton County), Grand Ledge — 4 — Quarrying and Carrying
The large pieces of shale rock that were dynamited from the quarry were carried up to the top of this hill by mining carts and dumped into the crusher which pulverized these 400 pound slabs into a dusty chalk which was sent down to the Pug Mill room . . . Map (db m122657) HM
11Michigan (Eaton County), Grand Ledge — L0592 — Second Island
Graced by the natural beauty of these soaring sandstone ledges, Grand Ledge was once famous for its Seven Islands Resort, a recreation area centered on this island from 1870 to 1910. At the turn of the century the ledges made this city one of the . . . Map (db m182468) HM
12Michigan (Eaton County), Grand Ledge — Shane Jewelry CompanyMichigan Centennial Business
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Shane Jewelry Company founded in 1883 for more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contributing to . . . Map (db m122826) HM
13Michigan (Eaton County), Grand Ledge — 8 — The Old Boiler Room and Sand House
The structure in front of you was referred to by many of the workers as the old boiler room, being the original boiler room for the factory. Through changes in ownership and updating of equipment this building was turned into a storehouse once . . . Map (db m122652) HM
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14Michigan (Eaton County), Grand Ledge — 7 — Through Fire, Depression and War - The Legend Lives On
Although currently only a partial wall of this 300 foot kiln remains, this brick factory has withstood over a century of brick production through five separate owners, a fire which spread throughout the plant in 1927, the depression era of the . . . Map (db m122705) HM
15Michigan (Eaton County), Grand Ledge — 3 — What's Buried Down Below?
Looking down hill from this area you may notice a pond. Once two types of shale were processed from this quarry and used for brick making. It was said that at one time this quarry was over 60 feet deep and that during the last years of operations . . . Map (db m122653) HM
16Michigan (Eaton County), Grand Ledge — 2 — Where You are Standing Wasn't Always Woods
Looking at this wooded park it is hard to imagine that from 1914 to 1947 this area was cleared of trees and was the home of up to 11 buildings which made up a brick factory. The longest of which was the kiln reaching some 300 feet from this point . . . Map (db m122660) HM
17Michigan (Eaton County), Grand Ledge — 6 — Why Lincoln Bricks Were Better
This building, known as the New Boiler room, was attached to a unit known as the gas producers. This gas was produced from coal. Producer gas was different from illuminating gases because no by-products such as smoke or coal tar were released. . . . Map (db m122707) HM
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Nov. 27, 2022