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Historical Markers in West Bloomfield, 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 (451) Genesee County, MI (152) Lapeer County, MI (40) Livingston County, MI (66) Macomb County, MI (146) Washtenaw County, MI (279) Wayne County, MI (556)  OaklandCounty(451) Oakland County (451)  GeneseeCounty(152) Genesee County (152)  LapeerCounty(40) Lapeer County (40)  LivingstonCounty(66) Livingston County (66)  MacombCounty(146) Macomb County (146)  WashtenawCounty(279) Washtenaw County (279)  WayneCounty(556) Wayne County (556)
Pontiac is the county seat for Oakland County
West Bloomfield is in Oakland County
      Oakland County (451)  
ADJACENT TO OAKLAND COUNTY
      Genesee County (152)  
      Lapeer County (40)  
      Livingston County (66)  
      Macomb County (146)  
      Washtenaw County (279)  
      Wayne County (556)  
 
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1 Michigan, Oakland County, West Bloomfield — "Motoring" to Pine Lakewith the Automobile Club of Detroit
It was a time of exciting change, as the first automobiles tangled with horses and trolley cars in the streets and countryside. On June 23, 1902 a group of leading businessmen and industrialists came together at the Detroit . . . Map (db m105226) HM
2 Michigan, Oakland County, West Bloomfield — A Lake and a TrolleyPut Keego Harbor on the Map
Cass Lake was the quiet pleasure of farmers and merchants until the first trolley rail system was built through the area in 1895, bringing "weekenders" from Pontiac and Detroit to the area. In 1912 real estate developer Joseph . . . Map (db m105182) HM
3 Michigan, Oakland County, West Bloomfield — An Advocate for Parks
A local advocate and leader. Daniel J. Navarre served as the Director of the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission (WBPRC) from January 1999 until November of 2014. He is the longest serving director to date and is credited with . . . Map (db m155840) HM
4 Michigan, Oakland County, West Bloomfield — An Advocate for Parks
A local advocate and leader. Daniel J. Navarre served as the Director of the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission (WBPRC) from January 1999 until November of 2014. He is the longest serving director to date and is credited with . . . Map (db m155853) HM
5 Michigan, Oakland County, West Bloomfield — Gateway to Natureat the Orchard Lake Beach Trolley Stop
Many Detroiters escaped to nature on the trolleys of the Detroit United Railway (DUR) in the early 1900s. The Orchard Lake Beach stop was located here, where the parallel Grand Trunk Railroad and DUR trolley tracks crossed . . . Map (db m105107) HM
6 Michigan, Oakland County, West Bloomfield — Go in Peace
A former railroad corridor, the West Bloomfield Trail Network stretches 4.25 miles through West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake. The West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission bought it from the Grand Trunk . . . Map (db m105288) HM
7 Michigan, Oakland County, West Bloomfield — In Good Companyat Pine Lake Country Club
The sparkling lake has been a gift to the generations Pine Lake Country Club began as a treasured rustic destination for Automobile Club of Detroit road tours in the early 1900s. By 1910, the clubhouse on Pine Lake had become a . . . Map (db m105200) HM
8 Michigan, Oakland County, West Bloomfield — Lakes and Attractionsat the Orchard Lake Trolley Stop
The heart of the lake country was well-served by the trolleys in the early 1900s. No stop in the entire Detroit United Railway (DUR) trolley system was more popular than the Orchard Lake stop located here, where the parallel . . . Map (db m105135) HM
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9 Michigan, Oakland County, West Bloomfield — Remembering Historic Railwayson the West Bloomfield Trail
The West Bloomfield Trail was once a railbed of the Grand Trunk Railroad, built through the region in the 1880s to serve far-flung agriculture and industry. The light rail electric trolley track that was built in 1899 is noticeable at Cass Lake . . . Map (db m174210) HM
10 Michigan, Oakland County, West Bloomfield — Settling the DustThe Countryside Improvement Association
The lakes and landscape of Oakland County weren't ready for the automobile in the early 1900s. Weekend visitors, in noisy "self-propelled" vehicles, churned up dust on unpaved roads and trespassed on private property. To . . . Map (db m105049) HM
11 Michigan, Oakland County, West Bloomfield — Sharing the Rideon the Westacres Community Bus
They turned on their porchlights to signal the bus to pick them up for the ride to work at the Chrysler plant in Highland Park. In 1939 nine Westacres residents bought a used bus to share the cost of commuting to work. They formed the . . . Map (db m175749) HM
12 Michigan, Oakland County, West Bloomfield — The Great Blues
Great blue herons are the official bird of West Bloomfield and it's easy to see why with their majestic appearance, great size and frequent sightings within our township. Also, for several years, the nature preserve you are now standing in . . . Map (db m105289) HM
13 Michigan, Oakland County, West Bloomfield — WB Parks Kiosk
The Journey from Rail to Trail (left panel) The West Bloomfield Trail is a 64-acre linear park that meanders for 6.8 miles through West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake. The trail extends from Sylvan Manor Park in . . . Map (db m176723) HM
14 Michigan, Oakland County, West Bloomfield — West Bloomfield TrailExploring the Tale of the Rail
Railroad locomotives thundered through this countryside for more than 130 years. The Michigan Air Line Railroad was completed in 1884, a branch of the historic Grand Trunk Railroad that became a vital shipping network between manufacturing . . . Map (db m155852) HM
15 Michigan, Oakland County, West Bloomfield — Westacres
Westacres, a greenbelt development of 150 homes, was created by Oakland Housing, Inc. in 1936. The idea of this self-sufficient neighborhood was conceived and financed by United States Senator James Couzens who contributed $550,000 and secured a . . . Map (db m175668) HM
16 Michigan, Oakland County, West Bloomfield — Westacres CommunityNew Life for Auto Workers
Born with great purpose in the Great Depression Westacres endures as a strong West Bloomfield Community. In 1936, U.S. Senator from Michigan, James Couzens pooled $550,000 of his own money with $300,000 of federal funds to establish this . . . Map (db m175669) HM
 
 
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Jun. 3, 2023