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Re: Grape Vineyards and Wineries in Monroe.
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2013, 06:36:21 PM »

I'd only worked down here for a few days when one of my bosses asked me if I'd like to "head over to Frosty's for a pizza" one night after work :o :o :o
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Re: Grape Vineyards and Wineries in Monroe.
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2013, 09:40:16 AM »

The 'snip' below is from the 1876 online plat map at:  http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/65303/Monroe+City+1/Monroe+County+1876/Michigan/

The red 'arrows' are mine...

I have rotated the map 90 degrees from north (which is now to your right) to make it easier to read the names of the wineries and vineyards.  I did note the Roeder Brewery too since it was sort of a landmark at the time.  It was located just south of where the VFW post on Laplaisance and Jones Ave. is now (note:  Jones did not extend clear through at that time).

The Reisig name appears on other parcels in the area so seems conceivable to me that these could have also been planted to grapes at the time.


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Re: Grape Vineyards and Wineries in Monroe.
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2013, 09:54:03 AM »

Below is a snip from:  http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/65307/Monroe+Township++Lake+Erie++Plum+Creek+Bay/Monroe+County+1876/Michigan/



Two different islands in Plum Creek are showing as vineyards on the 1876 plat map.  The one on the left also shows the name of the island as 'Flo Anna' which is a new name to me!

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Re: Grape Vineyards and Wineries in Monroe.
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2013, 10:17:25 AM »

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There's a period after Flo so it could be an abbreviation of a longer name.
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Re: Grape Vineyards and Wineries in Monroe.
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2013, 10:22:19 AM »

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There's a period after Flo so it could be an abbreviation of a longer name.
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Good eyes Mav...   so what would 'Flo' be an abbreviation for :-\ :-\ :-\
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Re: Grape Vineyards and Wineries in Monroe.
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2013, 03:06:26 PM »

Florence?
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Re: Grape Vineyards and Wineries in Monroe.
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2013, 06:34:25 PM »

I have a physical copy of that plat book. I'll pull it down and see if there isn't any kind of ownership index like there is in the more recent plat books
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Re: Grape Vineyards and Wineries in Monroe.
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2014, 12:30:05 PM »

A great article on The Blade website today...

it mentions some of the history or grapes and wine in Monroe:

http://www.toledoblade.com/Gardening/2014/07/02/Making-wine-in-Monroe-Co-1(copy).html
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