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THREE RIVERS, MI- 9/07/98

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Three Rivers, Michigan

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS of THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN
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American Legion Post 170 Three Rivers Eagles Lodge 2303 BPOE #1248
Originally built as a home

 

SIGHTS in THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN   
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Many shade lined streets exist and the roads are wide.   The town doesn't have designated bicycle paths, but most streets are wide, allowing for plenty of great scenic bicycle riding.

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HISTORY of THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN   
Historic Time Line for Three Rivers, Michigan
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  Pottawatomy Indians inhabited area before discovery by white man
1600's First white explorers came into area
1830 The town of St Joseph plotted
1837 Village name changed to Lockport
1840 Name changed again to Three Rivers
1855 Three Rivers charted as a village on February 13
1871 Three Rivers takes in Lockport, Canada, and Brooklyn
1982 Historic district listed on National Register

 

Historic Buildings from Earlier Times in Three Rivers
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Kelsey's, built 1854 Crosett built 1856
Later became Kauszlers Hardware
First National Bank
Opened 1864
Is third oldest bank in state
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Batch & Haring Furniture Store
Built late 1800's
Early map of area Early MOAB map
Later turned into a cornfield
St Joseph Map
Village of Three Rivers plotted by John Bowman, 1836  George Buck and four friends laid out village of Lockport
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  Early Downtown Three Rivers

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Modern Down Town Three Rivers, Michigan 
West side of Main Street between Prutzman & Moore wpe6F9.jpg (7525 bytes) wpe6F8.jpg (6022 bytes)
West side of Main Street south from Moore to Michigan
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East side of Main Street south from Moore to Michigan
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Museums in Three Rivers   (Click on pictures to enlarge)
Carnegie Center for the Arts

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People of THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN
George Buck Purchased 800 acres on east side of St Joseph River, 1830
Became first Postmaster and first Justice of the peace
Edward S Moore

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Became member of state Constitutional Convention
Was Regent of University of Michigan
Elected state senator
Helped organize Riverside Cemetery Association
Helped organize Presbyterian Church
Chosen as elder of church, 1837
Jacob McInterfer Came from Ohio and was one of first settlers in area
Richerts & Sinnahans Plotted village of MOAB, 1830
Luther Carlton Built first hotel on present site of First National Bank,1838
Dr Eggerly Was first physician in area
Historic Homes in THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN  
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Bonnie Castle

Built in 1860's
Became a hospital in 1918

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Home built 1880

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Maranatte Home in Mehdon
Indian treaty signed for acquisition of last reservation at this home,1833
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Churches in THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN   
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Ambassador Christ Church Bethel Baptist Church
Building erected 1946
Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
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Church of the Nazarene
Building erected 1966
First Assembly of God Church First Church of Christ Scientists

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First Baptist Church
Organized April 6, 1861
Burned February 13, 1870
Present church erected 1892
The old... and the new

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First Presbyterian Church
Organized August 12, 1838
Wooden structure built 1849
New building erected 1868
Pipe organ acquired 1881
New organ installed 1985
The old... and the new

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First United Methodist Church
First building erected 1847
Present building completed 1864
The old... and the new

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Immaculate Conception Church
Organized 1885
First building erected 1904
Present building completed 1959
The old... and the new

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First Church of God New Apostolic Church

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Ninth Street United Methodist Church
Organized 1844
First building erected 1887
The old... and the new

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New Jerusalem Baptist Church Seventh Day Adventist Church
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St John Lutheran Church
     Founded April 3, 1870
St Peters Lutheran Church Three Rivers Christian Fellowship Church

Three Rivers Bible Church (67)
Formerly Dutch Reform Church
Organized 1863
New building erected 1964
The old... and the new

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Three Rivers Christian Reform Church Three Rivers Church of Christ
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Trinity Episcopal Church (48)
Organized September 14, 1863
First building erected 1867
Damaged by fire and rebuilt 1909
The old... and the new

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Schools of THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN   
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Andrews Elementary School Hoppin School Henry & Barrows School
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Huss School Immaculate Conception School New Three Rivers High School
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Three Rivers High School Three Rivers Middle School

 

Post Office of THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN
Three Rivers Post Office
First post office established in Bucks, 1831

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Hospital in THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN
Three Rivers Hospital

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Library in THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN
Three Rivers Library

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Campgrounds in THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN
Shady Point Campground

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Parks in THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN   
Bowman Park wpe56C.jpg (3784 bytes) Soldier Monument
Dedicated to Union soldiers from Civil War, June 20, 1893.  Moved to Bowman Park 1928

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Memory Island Park

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Skidmore Park

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Three Rivers Community Center Three Rivers Little League Stadium

 

Sister Cities of THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN
To follow are sister cities across the United States with the same name as Three Rivers:
CITY STATE ZIP
Three Rivers CA 93237
Three Rivers MA 01080
Three Rivers MI 49093
Three Rivers MS 39567
Three Rivers NM 88352
Three Rivers SD 57469
Three Rivers TX 78060

 

Visitor Center in THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN
Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce

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