I was driving down Old 27 about 10 miles south of Houghton Lake when I saw a small sign that read “Historical Marker” I looked for the marker and did not see anything. I turned around and went back and then noticed a stone marker among the leaves of the ferns and trees. It read:
Forest of Louisa St. Clair Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Detroit Mich. A.D. 1929.
In 1928 The Louisa St. Clair chapter of the D.A.R. purchase seedlings for $503. Over the next two years, they oversaw the planting of 200 acres of trees in the forests north of Clare. This helped to regrow the forests after the timber was cut for lumber. Next time you are driving north of Clare you will remember the women who planted the trees that now grow in the forest.
P.S. It is amazing what you can learn from an old historical marker.
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