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History of Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA

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Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA

Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, USA

Sault Ste. Marie was founded by Father Jacques Marquette in 1668. It is the third oldest remaining settlement in the United States.

Sault Ste. Marie was established in 1668 making it the oldest town between the Alleghenies and the Rockies.

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  • 1668 - Mission established
    Fathers Jacques Marquette and Claude Dablon establish the first mission at Sault Sainte Marie.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ michigan.html

  • 1854 - Saut Sainte Marie
    Saut Sainte Marie, (commonly pronounced Soo Saint Mary.) a post-village, capital of Chippewa county, Michigan, on St. Mary's river or strait, 400 mile...Read MORE...


  • 1855 - Canal opens
    June 22 - The ship canal at Sault Ste. Marie opens.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ michigan.html

  • 1855 - WHIRLWIND AT SAULT STE. MARIE.
    Detroit papers contain further accounts of the gale at the Sault on the 17th ult. A private letter says:

    The whirlwind struck the place about 2 o'c...Read MORE...


  • News 1887 - The great international bridge to be erected next summer of the rapids of Sault Ste. Marie will be 2,500 feet in length with 350 feet spans. It is to be ready for trains to pass over Jan. 1, 1888.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 5, 1887

  • News 1894 - BURNED TO DEATH.
    Two Lives Lost in a Fire at Sault Ste. Marie.

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., Nov. 6.- The tug Crusader was destroyed by fire at her dock here early this ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Sault Sainte Marie
    Sault (or Saut) Sainte Marie (usually pronounced soo sènt mā'ree; Fr. pron, so sáN" mā'ree'), a post-village, capital of Chippewa co., Mich., in a tow...Read MORE...


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  • Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA
    Steamer North West in Poe Lock, Sault Ste Marie, Mich.
  • News 1903 - STORES BURNED UP. FIRE AT SAULT STE. MARIE CONSUMES ENTIRE BUSINESS BLOCK. LOSSES WILL TOTAL $300,000.
    FLAMES ORIGINATED IN KLOSSER'S CANDY KITCHEN - H. L. NEWTON THE PRINCIPAL LOSER - MOSES & SON'S DEPARTMENT STORE CONSUMED.

    Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.,...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Sault Sainte Marie (usually pronounced boo sent ma'ree; Fr. pron. s5 saw" ma'ree'), a city and port of de livery, capital of Chippewa co., Mich., on t...Read MORE...


  • Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA
    Bird's-Eye View of Docks, Monster Freighters "Locking Up," Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
    Jack Knife Bridge at Left, International Bridge in Distance
    "In the Land of Hiawatha"
  • Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA
    Hotel Ojibway

    Since 1927, the famous historic full service Ojibway Hotel has been host to many celebrities... Our discerning guests enjoy the lovely fireside lobby and graciously appointed guest rooms overlooking the internationally recognized... Read MORE...

  • News 1941 - BRIDGE SPAN FALLS WITH TRAIN ENGINE; SHIP TRAFFIC HALTED.
    IRON ORE SHIPMENTS SNARLED AT SAULT STE. MARIE; 2 MEN KILLED.

    Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. - (AP) - Collapse of one arm of a lift bridge - believed to b...Read MORE...


  • 1962 - June 15 - WWUP TV channel 10 in Sault Ste Marie, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

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Steamer North West in Poe Lock, Sault Ste Marie, Mich.

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Bird's-Eye View of Docks, Monster Freighters "Locking Up," Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Jack Knife Bridge at Left, International Bridge in Distance
"In the Land of Hiawatha"

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Hotel Ojibway

Since 1927, the famous historic full service Ojibway Hotel has been host to many celebrities... Our discerning guests enjoy the lovely fireside lobby and graciously appointed guest rooms overlooking the internationally recognized... Read MORE...
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  • 1668 - Mission established
    Fathers Jacques Marquette and Claude Dablon establish the first mission at Sault Sainte Marie.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ michigan.html
  • 1854 - Saut Sainte Marie
    Saut Sainte Marie, (commonly pronounced Soo Saint Mary.) a post-village, capital of Chippewa county, Michigan, on St. Mary's river or strait, 400... Read MORE...

  • 1855 - Canal opens
    June 22 - The ship canal at Sault Ste. Marie opens.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ michigan.html
  • 1855 - WHIRLWIND AT SAULT STE. MARIE.
    Detroit papers contain further accounts of the gale at the Sault on the 17th ult. A private letter says:

    The whirlwind struck the place about 2... Read MORE...

  • News  1887 - The great international bridge to be erected next summer of the rapids of Sault Ste. Marie will be 2,500 feet in length with 350 feet spans. It is to be ready for trains to pass over Jan. 1, 1888.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 5, 1887
  • News  1894 - BURNED TO DEATH.
    Two Lives Lost in a Fire at Sault Ste. Marie.

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., Nov. 6.- The tug Crusader was destroyed by fire at her dock here early this ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Sault Sainte Marie
    Sault (or Saut) Sainte Marie (usually pronounced soo sènt mā'ree; Fr. pron, so sáN" mā'ree'), a post-village, capital of Chippewa co., Mich., in a... Read MORE...

  • News  1903 - STORES BURNED UP. FIRE AT SAULT STE. MARIE CONSUMES ENTIRE BUSINESS BLOCK. LOSSES WILL TOTAL $300,000.
    FLAMES ORIGINATED IN KLOSSER'S CANDY KITCHEN - H. L. NEWTON THE PRINCIPAL LOSER - MOSES & SON'S DEPARTMENT STORE CONSUMED.

    Sault Ste. Marie,... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Sault Sainte Marie (usually pronounced boo sent ma'ree; Fr. pron. s5 saw" ma'ree'), a city and port of de livery, capital of Chippewa co., Mich., on... Read MORE...

  • News  1941 - BRIDGE SPAN FALLS WITH TRAIN ENGINE; SHIP TRAFFIC HALTED.
    IRON ORE SHIPMENTS SNARLED AT SAULT STE. MARIE; 2 MEN KILLED.

    Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. - (AP) - Collapse of one arm of a lift bridge - believed to... Read MORE...

  • 1962 - June 15 - WWUP TV channel 10 in Sault Ste Marie, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com

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