The historic walker tavern was built in 1832 on what is now the corner of US-12 am M-50 in southern Michigan. It was a popular stagecoach stop and later a tourist attraction for people traveling by automobile. In 1922 the tavern was sold to Fredrick Hewitt and he was known to embellish stories to attract motorists traveling through the area. Upstairs he claimed that a wealthy cattleman was murdered in one of the rooms. During the night he disappeared and a large bloodstain remained on the floor. Hewitt decorated the room with western artifacts and allowed tourists to see the room. No paper documents confirmed the death but it is an interesting story of one of Michigan’s oldest taverns.
The tavern is now a museum and is part of Cambridge Junction State Historic Park.
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