Milk River Settlement
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
N 42° 27.277 W 082° 52.595
17T E 345694 N 4701959
Quick Description: Located on the west side of Jefferson Avenue, at the Milk River, just north of the entrance to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House. There is no parking without a long walk. I had to fake it.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2007 7:02:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM15CB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 32

Long Description:
The strip of land at the mouth of the Milk River was named Pointe a Guignolet for a grape-like berry that the French fermented into brandy. It later became known as Gaukler Point. The 1702 map of Lac Sainte Claire, attributed to Detroit founder Antoine de la Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac, shows an Ottawa village near the Milk River. This is the earliest documented settlement at the point. As early as 1796 some thirty French families lived in the same vicinity. Well into the nineteenth century, the Milk River Settlement was called L'Anse Creuse (Deep Bay). At one time part of Erin Township and, later, Lake Township, the community was incorporated as the village of St. Clair Shores in 1925 and became a city in 1951.
Parking nearby?: no

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Registered Site #: State Site #473

Historical Date: Not listed

Historical Name: Not listed

Description: Not listed

website: Not listed

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