Knaggs Bridge Area
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
N 42° 51.658 W 084° 01.883
16T E 742520 N 4749651
Quick Description: On the south side of East Cole Road, just east of the Shiawassee River, at the Burns Grange #160. Parking available at the Grange hall.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 6/17/2006 7:41:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMF3Y
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 10

Long Description:
Archaeological evidence indicates men lived in this area before the time of Christ. Chippewa Indians settled here sometime before 1790. Their village was called Kechewandaugoning, which is said to mean "Big Salt Lick." This was the birthplace of Okemos and the summer residence of Wasso, two of Michigan's best-known Indian chiefs. Henry Bolieu, a trader, the first white settler, built a cabin here on the Shiawassee River about 1817. When an Indian reservation was created in 1819, Peter Whitmore Knaggs built a trading post here which he maintained for several years. Later, a relative, John Knaggs, operated a store and tavern at the same site until 1839. A bridge was first built here in 1838. In 1850 the reservation was opened to settlement. A dam, the remains of which can be seen, was built in 1856.
Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: Local Site #32

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