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Title: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 14, 2017, 09:39:45 AM
https://www.facebook.com/MonroeCounty200/ (https://www.facebook.com/MonroeCounty200/)

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20170712/bicentennial-exhibit-featuring-200-artifacts-opens-friday (http://www.monroenews.com/news/20170712/bicentennial-exhibit-featuring-200-artifacts-opens-friday)

When the county was originally formed it was much larger than it is today.  It also included part of southern Wayne county and all of Lenawee...  I was thinking I'd read that it also included part of Washtenaw but I can't find anything right now to verify that.

And it also included the narrow strip of land that is now in northern Lucas county and Toledo known as the 'Toledo Strip'.

Definitely lots of history here over the years!

Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: blue2 on July 14, 2017, 09:42:03 AM
Seems as though Monroe county came out the big winner losing part of Wayne county and some of what's now Toledo..
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 14, 2017, 09:57:19 AM
I found the old map I was talking about but can't capture a picture of it.  I'll keep looking though.

Besides all of the above references I made it also included part of the present Jackson County. 

Go here and scroll down to page 7:  http://www.co.monroe.mi.us/Dir_2017.pdf (http://www.co.monroe.mi.us/Dir_2017.pdf)

Warning, this is a fairly large .pdf file.
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: Newport-Bill on July 14, 2017, 10:33:50 AM
Took a history of Michigan class in college.  The Toledo strip was a big fight known as The Toeldo War to see if it would be part of Michigan or Ohio.  The resolution was Ohio got Toledo and Michigan got the UP.  This was seen as a loss in the day but eventually was recognized as a win for Michigan.  A short read can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toledo_War (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toledo_War).
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: blue2 on July 14, 2017, 10:47:01 AM
And Michigan ended up with the piece of land by the lake know as Lost Peninsula..A few homes and Webbers restaurant 
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Post by: BigRedDog on July 14, 2017, 10:51:00 AM
And Michigan ended up with the piece of land by the lake know as Lost Peninsula..A few homes and Webbers restaurant

And one of the larger marinas in the area!
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 14, 2017, 10:51:59 AM
Here's an article from The Blade that actually ran several months ago:

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2017/02/06/Group-tours-Monroe-County-to-tout-big-200th-anniversary-shindigs.html (http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2017/02/06/Group-tours-Monroe-County-to-tout-big-200th-anniversary-shindigs.html)
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 04, 2017, 10:12:08 AM
When your county is 200 yrs old then your Sheriff's Department is 200 years old.

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20170803/sheriffs-office-filled-with-stories-over-200-years (http://www.monroenews.com/news/20170803/sheriffs-office-filled-with-stories-over-200-years)
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: The Fuzz on August 04, 2017, 11:11:44 AM
In honor of this event, the County Commissioners will be honoring Jan Jay as the Most Outstanding Citizen of Monroe County over the first 200 years.
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 04, 2017, 03:41:22 PM
In honor of this event, the County Commissioners will be honoring Jan Jay as the Most Outstanding Citizen of Monroe County over the first 200 years.

Is that dork still around?
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: Monroe Native on August 04, 2017, 05:51:43 PM
In honor of this event, the County Commissioners will be honoring Jan Jay as the Most Outstanding Citizen of Monroe County over the first 200 years.

LOL - I can't possibly think of a better candidate - though I am sure some clown would throw in Custer or Christy Brinkley - but those two can't touch Jay for entertainment value.
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: Maverick on August 04, 2017, 05:56:18 PM
Jan Jay died last year I am sure.
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: Monroe Native on August 04, 2017, 06:37:43 PM
Jan Jay died last year I am sure.

Man - and I missed his funeral!

I have to think that would have been a whose who of Monroe County.

I will hoist one tonight in his memory!
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: Professor H on October 09, 2017, 10:34:44 AM
I saw where the County Courthouse yard is getting a Statue of James Monroe - where the Cannon used to be - and they are moving the cannon.

Funny to hear the "design" details -   (They won't be toppling this statue in some protest)

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20171005/foundation-laid-for-james-monroe-statue (http://www.monroenews.com/news/20171005/foundation-laid-for-james-monroe-statue)
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 09, 2017, 01:59:55 PM
Wow, 200 years and still congested with one way streets and poor sanitation issues.
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: Professor H on October 09, 2017, 08:56:41 PM
Last I knew the one way streets were by design, and no sanitiation issues I'm aware of. 
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 10, 2017, 10:11:25 AM
Last I knew the one way streets were by design, and no sanitiation issues I'm aware of.
 

Never liked one way streets and far as a sanitation issue, drive North on 75 past the river and take a whiff in the morning....
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: BigRedDog on October 11, 2017, 10:29:37 AM
 

Never liked one way streets and far as a sanitation issue, drive North on 75 past the river and take a whiff in the morning....


I think you're missing something here...

as you're heading north on 75 and start over the River Raisin you are literally right over the top of the City of Monroe sewer plant. 

100 years ago most cities would put their water intake upstream from the sewage disposal and Monroe was no different.  The water plant is on the same side of the river and just west of Winchester street. 

Water moves under pressure but sewage is 'gravity' flow unless you use a 'lift station' to raise it up so it can flow downhill again...

the first and second things a plumber learns:

(http://i3.cpcache.com/product/1136871194/shit_runs_downhillpayday_is_friday_black_cap.jpg?height=460&width=460&qv=90)

So, along the river where the river meets Lake Erie is going to be the lowest point in the city and that is where the sewage plant goes by design!  I'd guess it was there before someone decided to build a freeway right over the top of it!

I'm guessing if they built a road over the top of your roof vent it probably would smell very, very similar...

unless you think your's smells more like roses ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: ytrewq on October 12, 2017, 08:19:30 AM
I believe the sewage plant predates 75 by a good 30 years.

Also, the smell you mention might not be the sewage plant.   There are marshlands on both sides of 75 just north of Elm.   Users of the Heritage Trail that runs along 75 to the east for about 1/2 mile from Elm to where it turns to head east out to Sterling know that the smells from the marsh can get interesting at times, especially when the water level is down and the rotting vegetation is exposed.
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 12, 2017, 04:12:18 PM
I know what shitte smells like. (not to leave myself open for comments either)....
Title: Re: A happy 200th birthday to Monroe County!
Post by: Professor H on October 14, 2017, 10:29:12 AM
Oldest sewage treatment plant - and probably the most successful as you don't hear about it and few people live or work nearby.    located and operated by the City  - but covers a region, thus a separate entity-   It misses my place by a mile for "service"...   not sure if that's a good or bad thing, as in the near future I'll be likely replacing my small system.