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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sylvan Lake, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Oakland 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 Oakland County, MI (356) Genesee County, MI (36) Lapeer County, MI (19) Livingston County, MI (40) Macomb County, MI (120) Washtenaw County, MI (191) Wayne County, MI (472)  OaklandCounty(356) Oakland County (356)  GeneseeCounty(36) Genesee County (36)  LapeerCounty(19) Lapeer County (19)  LivingstonCounty(40) Livingston County (40)  MacombCounty(120) Macomb County (120)  WashtenawCounty(191) Washtenaw County (191)  WayneCounty(472) Wayne County (472)
Location of Sylvan Lake, Michigan
    Oakland County (356)
    Genesee County (36)
    Lapeer County (19)
    Livingston County (40)
    Macomb County (120)
    Washtenaw County (191)
    Wayne County (472)
 
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1Michigan (Oakland County), Sylvan Lake — "X" Marks the SpotA Tale of Four Townships
In 1817, Michigan surveyors left their mark, right nearby. Before Michigan became a state, it was part of the Northwest Territory. To map this unknown terrain, our young federal government dispatched survey crews, to mark off township . . . Map (db m173662) HM
2Michigan (Oakland County), Sylvan Lake — Learning and Growingat the Daniel Whitfield School
A booming automobile industry challenged resources. The first Daniel Whitfield School was opened in 1852 to meet the needs of Sylvan Lake's children. Four decades later a bigger building replaced this small, one-room wooden schoolhouse. The . . . Map (db m173598) HM
3Michigan (Oakland County), Sylvan Lake — New Life for Childrenat the Detroit Free Press Fresh Air Camp
They needed and got a good dose of being wanted. The Detroit Free Press began the Fresh Air Camp in 1906 to give underprivileged Detroit children the experience of two weeks of recreation in the countryside. Most were on their first trips . . . Map (db m173562) HM
4Michigan (Oakland County), Sylvan Lake — Oakland County Boat ClubCentennial 1912-2012 ... and Still Going Strong
Many founding members toiled long days in the early automobile factories to gather $500 to buy this site on Sylvan Lake. The first meetings were held in an old shed used for a boat livery. In 1916 the Boat Club was built with rooms for . . . Map (db m173460) HM
5Michigan (Oakland County), Sylvan Lake — Ordered by Mail - Sent by RailKit Homes in Sylvan Lake
Demand for housing began to skyrocket in the early 1900s as thousands came to southeast Michigan for jobs in the burgeoning automobile industry. Kit homes were an innovative way to help address housing needs. Manufacturers shipped out . . . Map (db m173757) HM
6Michigan (Oakland County), Sylvan Lake — Outdoor Attractionson the Shores of Sylvan Lake
Sylvan Lake is called "The Prettiest Little City in Michigan." Its name means "wooded shady lake" for its unique natural beauty. A trip to Sylvan Lake gave people a new attitude on life. After the 1890s, trolleys and automobiles allowed . . . Map (db m175770) HM
7Michigan (Oakland County), Sylvan Lake — Sylvan Lake InnThe Dream of Merrill B. Mills
Merrill B. Mills had many plans in the early 1890s for his land around Sylvan Lake. His Sylvan Lake Improvement Association developed lakeside subdivisions and a resort hotel. The Sylvan Lake Inn was built in 1893 on this Point, including a . . . Map (db m173569) HM
8Michigan (Oakland County), Sylvan Lake — The Great EscapeTraveling to Sylvan Lake
The world got bigger for most people around 1900 Trolleys and automobiles appeared in southeast Michigan around then, and more people could enjoy distance places. Travel time from Detroit to Sylvan Lake's natural beauty and attractions was . . . Map (db m173418) HM
 
Jul. 26, 2021