Rose Hill Inn - Marshall, Michigan
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N 42° 16.549 W 084° 58.666
16T E 666754 N 4682380
Quick Description: The Rose Hill Inn Bed & Breakfast is located on the north side of Verona Road, just west of Fountain Street. It was once the home of William Boyce, founder of the Boy Scouts of America.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 7/15/2008 9:35:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM46J0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
From the Michigan Historical Marker on-site:

This handsome Italian Villa, with paired arched windows, is adorned with combined cupola and railing. Edward Butler (1814-1881) merchant, banker and first treasurer of Calhoun County, built the residence in 1858-1861 on land once owned by author James Fenimore Cooper. William D. Boyce (1860-1929), founder of the Boy Scouts of America, purchased the house and sixty acres as a summer home in 1894. For many years it was the home of Myron B. and Anne Ells. Mrs. Ells founded the Marshall Historical Society in 1961.

William D. Boyce, a Chicago publisher, founded the Boy Scouts of America. Boyce first became acquainted with the scouting movement while in London in 1909. He lost his way in the midst of heavy fog, and was rescued by a Boy Scout who took him to the address he had been seeking. Offering the young boy a tip, he was told that Boy Scouts did not accept money for doing a good deed. Impressed by this organization, Boyce returned home with pamphlets, badges, and a uniform. He incorporated Boy Scouts of America, now Scouting/USA, on February 8, 1910.
Name: Rose Hill Inn

1110 Verona Road
Marshall, MI U.S.A.

Phone Number: 269-789-1992

Web Site URL: [Web Link]

Number of Rooms: 6

Geographical Setting: Small Town/Village

Special Features: It was once the home of William Boyce, founder of the Boy Scouts of America.

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