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Charlevoix, Michigan Historical Markers

 
Battle of "Pine River" Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
Battle of "Pine River" Marker
Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — Battle of "Pine River"
. . . — Map (db m98097) HM
Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — Benjamin S. Gill, EMC USN 4/20/17 - 2/24/90 In Memory Of Our Valued Shipmate —

He survived the sinking of USS Perch (SS-176) and more than 3 years as a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II

He was a native of Charlevoix and was instrumental in building and maintaining this Memorial — Map (db m98059) HM WM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — Big Rock Point Nuclear Power Plant Flag Pole

This flagpole once stood at the site of Consumers Energy's Big Rock Point Nuclear Plant, about 4.5 miles northwest of Charlevoix off of U.S. 31. The plant set several industry records throughout its operating life from 1962 to . . . — Map (db m98098) HM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — Odmark Band Pavilion

Clarence "Odie" Odmark Charlevoix Band Director 1946 - 1975

"The music that resonated throughout my life, Now resounds from my spirit." — Map (db m98090) HM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — Still On Patrol

U.S. Navy Submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II. A total of 374 officers and 3131 men are on board these 52 submarines still on "patrol"

Albacore Amberjack Argonaut Barbel Bonefish Bullhead . . . — Map (db m98057) HM WM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — L1930 — The First Congregational Church

The First Congregational Church was formed in 1882. Members purchased this lot in 1883, and the building was completed in 1885. Church women held social fundraisers to help finance its cost. The building features rare Stick style motifs. The . . . — Map (db m98093) HM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — The Harsha House Museum Discover Charlevoix's History

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Round Lake Harbor, 1950s

Shuffleboard Courts in East Park, 1940s

First Waterfront Art Fair, 1959

North American in Round Lake, 1950s — Map (db m98031) HM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial October 17, 1944 CDR W.J. [William John] Millican —

We the US Submarine Veterans of WWII Michigan Chapter proudly dedicate this memorial to the gallant men of the USS Escolar (SS294) Lost by enemy action on or about 17 October 1944 while on her first patrol with the loss of . . . — Map (db m98060) HM WM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — Wharfside Building and Park Acquisition

Wharfside Building Acquisition The 2002 purchase of the Wharfside Building (formerly known as Neff Brothers Quality Food Store) culminated the City of Charlevoix's one hundred and six year dedicated effort to purchase properties along the . . . — Map (db m98056) HM


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