Read The Plaque https://readtheplaque.com Always read the plaque en-us Ninomiya House https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/ninomiya-house https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/ninomiya-house 2018-07-18 21:31:24.787710 Ninomiya House Ninomiya House

Ninomiya House
Dedicated May 2016

Tei Ninomiya was the first Asian student to graduate from Smith College. Born in 1887, in Matsuyama, Shikoku, Japan, she graduated from Smith in 1910 at a time when college education for a young woman from another country was considered remarkable. Upon graduating, Ninomiya returned to Japan and spent much of her adult life contributing to her community as a teacher, Red Cross worker, and administrator for the YWCA of Japan.

Submitted by: Hilary Caws-Elwitt


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Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz U.S.N https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/fleet-admiral-chester-w-nimitz-u-s-n https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/fleet-admiral-chester-w-nimitz-u-s-n 2018-07-18 19:24:57.785700 Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz U.S.N Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz U.S.N

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Goodman https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/goodman https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/goodman 2018-07-18 19:24:55.481420 Goodman Goodman

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John L. K. Brown https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/john-l-k-brown https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/john-l-k-brown 2018-07-18 19:24:53.684460 John L. K. Brown John L. K. Brown

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Reid Martin Mason https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/reid-martin-mason https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/reid-martin-mason 2018-07-18 19:24:52.182600 Reid Martin Mason Reid Martin Mason

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George V. Halloran https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/george-v-halloran https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/george-v-halloran 2018-07-18 19:24:50.682460 George V. Halloran George V. Halloran

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Berthold and Inge Hannes https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/berthold-and-inge-hannes https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/berthold-and-inge-hannes 2018-07-18 19:24:49.083120 Berthold and Inge Hannes Berthold and Inge Hannes

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Sawtown 1906 - 1934 https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/sawtown-1906-1934 https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/sawtown-1906-1934 2018-07-17 23:53:38.025340 Sawtown 1906 - 1934 Sawtown 1906 - 1934

SAWTOWN 1906-1934 

THIS ABANDONED SAWMILL IS ALL 
THAT REMAINS OF A LOGGING COMMU- 
NITY THAT ONCE INCLUDED MORE 
THAN 600 PEOPLE. SAWTOWN'S MILL 
PROCESSED ALL THE CYPRESS LUMBER 
CUT WITHIN 50 SQUARE MILES. THE 
WATER-RESISTANT WOOD WAS MADE 
INTO FENCE POSTS. DOCKS. ROOF 
SHINGLES. BARRELS. SIDING, AND COF- 
FINS. IT TOOK LESS THAN 30 YEARS 
TO CUT DOWN ALL THE BIG CYPRESS 
TREES, SOME OF THEM MORE THAN 
1.000 YEARS OLD. WHEN THE TREES 
WERE GONE, BUSINESSES CLOSED 
DOWN, AND SAWTOWN WAS DESERTED.


Submitted by @pkmonaghan

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Little River School House / Isaac and Lucy Berry https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/little-river-school-house-isaac-and-lucy-berry https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/little-river-school-house-isaac-and-lucy-berry 2018-07-17 04:50:39.147050 Little River School House / Isaac and Lucy Berry Little River School House / Isaac and Lucy Berry

The original, one-room, log schoolhouse on this site opened in 1877 under the direction of Isaac and Lucy Berry. The multi-racial community known as Little River raised the present building in 1905. It was the local school and community center until 1935. The Berry family landscaped the property around the lake, including the beach, calling it Pleasant View. They sold that land to Mecosta County for a park after Lucy Berry´s death.Born into slavery, Isaac Berry (1831 - 1914) escaped from bondage in Missouri to freedom in Canada in 1858. There he married Lucy Millard (1838 - 1928), a white woman he met while enslaved in Missouri. The Berrys moved to Morton Township in 1877 with other black and multi-racial families. They bought cutover land, and Isaac served as the postmaster, blacksmith and school director. Lucy became the Little River Schools first teacher.

Plaque via Michigan History Center

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Detour Reef Light Station https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/detour-reef-light-station https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/detour-reef-light-station 2018-07-17 04:50:35.048480 Detour Reef Light Station Detour Reef Light Station

Located where the St. Mary’s River enters Lake Huron from Lake Superior, DeTour Passage separates the Upper Peninsula from Drummond Island. It has long been a choke point for Great Lakes shipping. Anticipating increased traffic as a result of the locks planned at Sault Ste. Marie, the U.S. Lighthouse Service built an onshore light station on Point DeTour in 1848. As vessels grew in size, DeTour Reef, which extends a mile from Point DeTour in twenty feet of water, became a greater shipping hazard. In 1929, the Lighthouse Service decided to replace the onshore light with a station atop the reef. DeTour Reef Light Station is one of only six reef light stations in Michigan.Located four miles southeast of here, the DeTour Reef Light Station was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1931. The 1861 tower, Fresnel lens and lantern assembly were moved from the Point DeTour Light Station. The new station housed resident keepers, equipment and supplies in three stories. The tower rises more than eighty feet above the water and sits atop a forty-one-foot-high wood crib and concrete pier resting on DeTour Reef. The Coast Guard automated the station in 1974 and excessed it in 1997. The DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society, established in 1998, restored the station in 2004, opened it to visitors in 2005, and took ownership in 2010.

Plaque via Michigan History Center

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