Henry R. Pattengill

Henry R. Pattengill (HM1Q3G)

Location: Ithaca, MI 48847 Gratiot County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 17.508', W 84° 36.542'

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Henry R. Pattengill (1852-1918) was Michigan superintendent of public instruction from 1893 to 1897. As a textbook author, an orator and editor of Moderator-Topics, a journal for educators, he shaped Michigan's education system. He championed the creation of rural district libraries, free textbooks, compulsory attendance and teacher certification. Running as a Progressive, he lost his bid for governor in 1914.

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Henry R. Pattengill began his career as the superintendent of St. Louis schools, and later of Ithaca schools. His experiences in rural Michigan education led him to advocate for its improvement during his tenure as Michigan Superintendent of public instruction. In 1924 his formal pupils and admirers donated 510 stones from around the world to construct this monument as a memorial to their beloved teacher, colleague and friend.
HM NumberHM1Q3G
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberL2224
Year Placed2011
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, December 17th, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 693962 N 4795995
Decimal Degrees43.29180000, -84.60903333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 17.508', W 84° 36.542'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 17' 30.48" N, 84° 36' 32.52" W
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Area Code(s)989
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 N Maple St, Ithaca MI 48847, US
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