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Richmond, Michigan Historical Markers

 
John Donley Farm Marker and Log Cabin image, Touch for more information
By Joel Seewald, September 23, 2018
John Donley Farm Marker and Log Cabin
Michigan (Macomb County), Richmond — John Donley Farm
During the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, a million people fled their homeland. Most came to America. Among them was 22 year old John Donley of Ballyporeen, County Tipperary. He landed in New York City in 1848. John leased and later . . . — Map (db m123717) HM
Michigan (Macomb County), Richmond — L393 — Richmond Center for the Performing Arts
Built in 1887, this structure formerly served as the First Congregational Church. When the congregation merged with St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1973, it sold the building to the Richmond Community Theatre. That group adapted the . . . — Map (db m123721) HM
Michigan (Macomb County), Richmond — L2049 — Sanford Stone / Weller House
Sanford Stone Sanford Stone (1828-1888) came to Richmond in 1843. In 1875 he platted "Sanford M. Stone's Addition to the village of Richmond," which included Jefferson and Washington Streets between Ferguson and Beebe. Stone held many . . . — Map (db m123722) HM
Michigan (Macomb County), Richmond — Steam Engines--A Brief History
Horse drawn steam fire engines first appeared in the United States in the early 1850's. The steamers pumped 500 to 1,000 gallons of water per minute. They weighed as much as ten tons using three horses to pull them. Along with the steamers . . . — Map (db m123720) HM

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