Paris Fish Hatchery
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
N 43° 47.333 W 085° 30.140
16T E 620499 N 4849514
Quick Description: Located on the east side of Northland Drive, about 1/4 mile north of 22 Mile Road. Parking is available.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 5/6/2007 7:05:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM1GV2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
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Long Description:
Opening in 1881, the Paris Fish Hatchery was the state's second fish-rearing agency. This area was selected because of its abundant sources of water and excellent railroad connections. The Paris Fish Hatchery was a major supplier of salmon and brown trout fingerlings. Fish in milk cans painted a distinctive red were shipped throughout the state in railroad baggage cars, the most famous of which was the "Wolverine," which was used from 1913 to 1938, when motorized vehicles began to dominate shipment. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) renovated and expanded the facility in the mid-1930s. It continued to operate until 1964, when it was closed by the Department of Natural Resources. The site was acquired by the Mecosta County Park Commission in 1973, refurbished as a park and reopened in July 1976.
Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: State Site #0506

Historical Date: Not listed

Historical Name: Not listed

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