The Fruit Belt

The Fruit Belt (HM181F)

Location: Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Berrien County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 7.438', W 86° 24.797'

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Because of Lake Michigan's moderating effect, a narrow coastal strip from Indiana to Grand Traverse Bay, 300 miles north, is blessed by a climate uniquely suited to fruit growing. This fact was observed by the 1840's when peaches already were being shipped from Berrien County to Chicago. Apples, cherries, berries, grapes, pears, and plums added to the fame of the "fruit belt." One of the world's great fruit markets has developed here in Benton Harbor to provide an outlet for these bountiful crops.
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HM NumberHM181F
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Marker NumberS155
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 9:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 548496 N 4663706
Decimal Degrees42.12396667, -86.41328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 7.438', W 86° 24.797'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 7' 26.28" N, 86° 24' 47.82" W
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Area Code(s)269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1891-1899 Territorial Rd, Benton Harbor MI 49022, US
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