Over a Century of Tourism

Over a Century of Tourism (HM28VZ)

Location: South Haven, MI 49090 Van Buren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 24.151', W 86° 16.967'

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For over a century, South Haven's beaches, fishing, and boating have attracted tourists. By 1880, steamship lines and railroads brought thousands of visitors from Chicago, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. Resort hotels, guesthouses, cottages, and fruit farms provided tourist accommodations. In the 1930s and 1940s, the automobile changed South Haven's tourist trade. The resort hotel and guesthouse were replaced by the motel and later by the condominium. Tourism continues to be vital to South Haven's economy.
South Haven, Van Buren Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau
Recognizing the important role tourism has played in shaping our history
HM NumberHM28VZ
Placed BySouth Haven, Van Buren Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau and Michigan Maritime Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 559022 N 4694717
Decimal Degrees42.40251667, -86.28278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 24.151', W 86° 16.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 24' 9.06" N, 86° 16' 58.02" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)269
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Grand Blvd, South Haven MI 49090, US
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