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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Owosso

 
Birthplace of Frederick Carl Frieseke Marker image, Touch for more information
By Joel Seewald, June 23, 2018
Birthplace of Frederick Carl Frieseke Marker
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1Michigan (Shiawassee County), Owosso — Birthplace of Frederick Carl Frieseke
Born April 7, 1874 One of America's foremost artist-painters. — Map (db m119495) HM
2Michigan (Shiawassee County), Owosso — S376 — Birthplace of Thomas Edmund Dewey
Born here, above his grandfather's general store, on March 24, 1902, Thomas Dewey is known as one of Owosso's most famous sons. After attending the University of Michigan and Columbia University, he began a long and distinguished legal career. . . . — Map (db m119418) HM
3Michigan (Shiawassee County), Owosso — L773 — Comstock Cabin
Elias Comstock was the first pioneer to erect a permanent residence in Owosso. He moved here in 1836. Comstock was a merchant, school teacher, justice of the peace, township supervisor, judge and county clerk. This one-room structure was built for . . . — Map (db m119456) HM
4Michigan (Shiawassee County), Owosso — Curwood CastleWriting studio of James Oliver Curwood — Literary Landmarks Register —
In tribute to his many books, stories, magazine articles, films, and his work with conservation, this site is dedicated a Literary Landmark by Friends of Libraries U.S.A. — Map (db m119443) HM
5Michigan (Shiawassee County), Owosso — HB59 — Curwood Castle
James Oliver Curwood was born in Owosso on June 12, 1878, and lived here most of his life. Writing and love of nature were his boyhood interests, and by 1908 Curwood was earning his living as a novelist. Most of his stories were adventure tales set . . . — Map (db m119444) HM
6Michigan (Shiawassee County), Owosso — L1806 — First Congregational Church and Society
In 1840 thirteen people founded a Presbyterian congregation on the principles of opposition to slavery and "total abstinence from all intoxicating liquors as a beverage." It was the first church established in Owosso. In 1853 the congregation . . . — Map (db m119496) HM
7Michigan (Shiawassee County), Owosso — L1419 — Herman C. Frieseke House / Frederick Carl Frieske
Herman C. Frieseke House Herman Frieseke built this house in 1872. The bricks used were from the tile and brick factory that he and his brother, Julius, had opened in 1865 beside the tracks of the Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee . . . — Map (db m119492) HM
8Michigan (Shiawassee County), Owosso — Homesite of Doctor John B. Barnes
Homesite of Doctor John B. Barnes and wife Sophronia Barnes who located in Owosso in 1842. Honored especially for landscaping and planting our beautiful shade trees. — Map (db m119534) HM
9Michigan (Shiawassee County), Owosso — Judge Elias Comstock
This log house was built by Judge Elias Comstock May 1836 Purchased by the D.A.R. and given to the city of Owosso for its perpetuation July 29, 1920 Here six Baptists formed the first church organization in Owosso — January . . . — Map (db m119532) HM
10Michigan (Shiawassee County), Owosso — L595 — Maple River
In 1837 four couples came to this area, known as Maple River, from Oakland County to claim their newly purchased acreage. They were soon followed by a dozen families. These pioneer farmers chose this vicinity because the very fertile land was well . . . — Map (db m119306) HM
11Michigan (Shiawassee County), Owosso — Steam Railroading Institute
The Steam Railroading Institute is a museum dedicated to educating the public about steam-era railroad technology. This museum is the home of the locomotive used to create the images and sound for the movie " The Polar Express" the Pere Marquette . . . — Map (db m119406) HM
12Michigan (Shiawassee County), Owosso — The First House in Owosso
This boulder marks the site of the first house in Owosso. Built by John D. Overton and David VanWormer. 1835 Mrs. Mary E. Overton Shout, of Corunna, was a baby, living here then. Her brother Nathaniel B. Overton, son of John D. and Mary Ann . . . — Map (db m119441) HM WM
13Michigan (Shiawassee County), Owosso — The Site of the First School House in Owosso
This tablet marks the site of the first school house in Owosso. Built in 1840; also used as a meeting house. — Map (db m119535) HM
14Michigan (Shiawassee County), Owosso — The Studio of James Oliver Curwood
Author and Michigan's foremost conservationist Born June 12, 1879 Died August 13, 1927 — Map (db m119442) HM
15Michigan (Shiawassee County), Owosso — Walk of History
From left to right... [Panel 1] In 1833, Owosso's founding fathers overlooked this river and envisioned a beautiful city on its banks. Thousands of years before, the river course was formed as the last glaciers retreaed north. The . . . — Map (db m125711) HM
 
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