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What's in a Name?

What's in a Name? - Mackinaw Trail #562, Saginaw, Michigan

Mackinaw Trail is the famous route from Detroit to the Straits of Mackinaw established by the Sauk and Chippewa Indian tribes, guarded by soldiers under different flags, and traveled by lumberjacks, lumber barons, fur traders, and automotive giants. It still runs through Saginaw and is still in use by nature lovers and historians alike, a trail from the past to the future.

What’s in a name? – Rose Terrace #1438, Grosse Pointe, Michigan

The name Rose Terrace was selected for its historical significance. The first Rose Terrace was a red sandstone mansion designed by Albert Kahn in 1912 for Horace F. Dodge on Jefferson Avenue in Grosse Pointe. In 1930, Ann Dodge, the widow of Horace Dodge and one of the world’s richest women, commissioned Horace Trumbauer to design a new mansion. The second Rose Terrace was built on an 8.8 acre site of prime Grosse Pointe property overlooking Lake St. Clair.

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Burnettʼs Traders Questers - Chapter #567, St. Joseph, Michigan

William Burnett landed his canoe on the west bank of the St. Joseph River about 1780, establishing the first permanent European settlement in the area. Trading extensively with the Native Americans, in 1882 he married Kakima, daughter of Potawatomi Chief Aniquiba.

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What's in a Name - Plank Road Questers #236, Brighton, Michigan

Plank Road Questers #236 established its charter in December, 1965 with 18 members, one of whom is still active. Currently at 20 members, Plank Road #236 has maintained State Board positions with the offices of State Board President, and State Secretary held by its members. The chapter has numerous educative speakers who present informative talks and demonstrations for other Quester chapters, historical organizations and Quester Conventions.

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What's in a Name - Wenona #1437 chapter, Bay City

The Wenona #1437 chapter of Bay City was formed in January 2005. 

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