Moccasin Bluff
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Historic Markers
N 41° 51.077 W 086° 22.147
16T E 552369 N 4633457
Quick Description: Located off of Moccasin Bluff Road! Signs point to turn on that road and that's what you'll need to and you'll see it on the east side of the road.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 9/29/2014 7:24:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMMJN8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
People have lived on the terrace between Moccasin Bluff and the St. Joseph River for eight thousand years. The first inhabitants stayed in small temporary camps as early as 6300 B.C. The residents of A.D. 500 traded with groups in Indiana and Illinois. Those living here 600 to 900 years ago farmed and had more permanent villages. In 1977 Moccasin Bluff was listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its archeological importance.

As white settlers began to farm and log the St. Joseph River Valley in the late 1820s, the federal government adopted a policy of moving local Potawatomi Indians west. The bluff is said to be named for Cogomoccasin, leader of one of the permanent Potawatomi villages. River-boats were the valley's main source of transportation until, in 1881, the St. Joseph Valley Railroad was constructed along the route that became the Red Bud Trail.
Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: L1437

Historical Date: Not listed

Historical Name: Not listed

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