The Stuart Little Pond
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member The D Zone
N 42° 28.580 W 083° 22.677
17T E 304534 N 4705405
Quick Description: The Stuart Little Pond is located in Heritage Park on the west side of Farmington Road.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 3/25/2012 2:50:45 PM
Waymark Code: WME2EG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 6

Long Description:
In the spring of 1953, Eleanor Olney Spicer age 12 was walking her dog, a toy Manchester terrier named Stuart Little, after the children's book, Stuart Little by E.B. White. Suddenly Stuart noticed a small animal and chased it into a drainpipe and could not get out. While Stuart barked for help, Eleanor ran to her mother, who called in a backhoe company to dig poor Stuart out. While they were digging, they removed some drain tiles. Three days later, they had a pond. Hence, the "Stuart Little Pond". Eleanor Olney Spicer was the oldest daughter of Eleanor Goodenough Spicer, and she was named Olney after her maternal ancestor, Thomas Olney, who came from England and landed in Salem, MA. He and Roger Williams went on to found Rhode Island in 1636.
Group that erected the marker: Farmington Hills Historical Commission

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Farmington Hills, MI USA


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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