Historic Markers [Stuart House] – Mackinac Island MI

Description

On display at the Stuart House City Museum on Mackinac Island are four (or possibly five) of what were many “incredibly detailed, two-sided oak signs showing scenes of the island’s heritage,” that were hand-carved by WPA artisans. As of 2017 the examples housed here are:

  • “1634 – 1635
    First Explorer Passed This Way”
    by J. W. Miximong
  • “1817 to 1834
    Home of Robert Stewart
    Resident Mgr.
    American Fur Co.”
    by E. R. Homins
  • [Native Americans], by E. R. Homins
  • “Built 1818
    Home of Edward Biddle
    Clerk
    American Fur Co.”
    by E. R. Homins
  • “1817 – 1834
    Warehouse
    American Fur Co.”
    (Living New Deal is unsure if this is an original marker, restored by Dale Gensman, or created by Dale Gensman.)

Source notes

"Upper Peninsula of Michigan: A History," by Russsell M. Magnaghi (pg. 166)
https://books.google.com/books?id=YTIoDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA166

"Man rescues pieces of Mackinac Island's past," by Annette Kingsbury. (Newspaper article on display at Stuart House City Museum, Mackinac Island, MI)

"Rochester Hills man restores historic Mackinac Island signs," by Alexa Bray. The Oakland Press.
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20120512/NEWS/305129948 (accessed Nov. 11, 2017)

Personal visits by Evan Kalish, Oct. 5, 2017.

http://www.mackinacparks.com/wpa-and-mackinac/

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on December 24, 2017.

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Location Info


Stuart House City Museum
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Coordinates: 45.849762, -84.618807

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