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Old Mission Point, Michigan Historical Markers

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
A Light at Old Mission Marker
Michigan (Grand Traverse County), Old Mission Point — A Light at Old Mission

By the mid 1850's, shipping on Grand Traverse Bay had grown substantially. A Lighthouse on the northern tip of Old Mission Peninsula, to warn of the rocky point, was necessary. In 1859 Congress appropriated the funds, however the Light was not . . . — Map (db m98186) HM

Michigan (Grand Traverse County), Old Mission Point — L2059 — Hesler Log House

(Side A) The Hesler house is a rare surviving log house dating from the early settlement of the Old Mission Peninsula. From 1854 to 1856, Joseph and Mary Hesler built the house of hand hewn pine and hemlock logs fourteen miles south of . . . — Map (db m98182) HM

Michigan (Grand Traverse County), Old Mission Point — Oil House

When lighthouses first operated, sperm whale oil used to fuel the lamps was kept in the basement. However, in the late 1800s, when kerosene was introduced as fuel for the lights, it was much too flammable and dangerous to store in the . . . — Map (db m98185) HM

Michigan (Grand Traverse County), Old Mission Point — Site of Lighthouse Privy

The bathroom of earlier days was not much like the bathrooms of today. With no indoor plumbing, most privies or outhouses were holes in the ground with sheds and seats over them and were located several feet from the main home. When the hole . . . — Map (db m98184) HM

Michigan (Grand Traverse County), Old Mission Point — The Hessler Log Home

In 1854-1856 this log home was built in the southern part of the Old Mission Peninsula by early settlers, Mary & Joseph Hessler. The huge logs cut from pine trees were hand hewn and stacked on top of each other to form the walls, while modified . . . — Map (db m98193) HM


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