Posted by: BruceS
N 41° 46.471 W 086° 15.679
16T E 561391 N 4625005
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating the early history of Bertrand.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 12/26/2007 11:46:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM2VJX
Nearby French and English trading posts were known as parc aux vaches or "cowpens"
for the wild buffalo once found here. Joseph Bertrand, an early trader, married
the daughter of a Potawatomi chief and through her acquired land in various
Indian treaties. In 1833 this land was platted into the town of Bertrand, which
soon included several large hotels and stores and a four-story warehouse -
remarkable on the Michigan frontier. Bertrand became a stop for stages on the
Detroit - Chicago Road and in 1844 the Sisters of the Holy Cross founded their
first American convent here. Failure of the railroads to pass through town, and
the high price of lots, caused the decline of this expansive village and the
financial ruin of its founder. ~ text of marker
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