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What's in a Name?

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 - Spring’s Red Bird #744 – Howell, Brighton

Spring’s Red Bird was the name of a clumsy, open wagon owned by Benjamin J. Spring who owned a hotel and ran a stage line between Howell and Detroit in 1841. In 1844, arriving late, Mr. Spring drove his horse directly into a hole in front of the present courthouse square. The hole was meant to hold a flagstaff honoring Polk and Dallas, Democratic presidential candidates. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Spring sold the stage line and a hotel he owned.

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What's in a Name - Wenona #1437 chapter

 The Wenona #1437 chapter of Bay City was formed in in January 2005. The chapter was started with 9 members, 4 of which are still active in the chapter which now totals 20!

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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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