In 1909 members of the Alba Columba Club, a White Pigeon women's group, raised funds and community support to create this monument to Chief Wahbememe (White Pigeon). The owner of the burial site, John Weaver, with the help of his sons and neighbors, loaded the granite boulder onto a wagon at the Edison M. Rockwell farm in Porter Township, Cass County. Four horses pulled it ten miles to this site. On August 10, 1909, a day-long celebration marked the occasion of the dedication of Wahbememe's memorial. Four thousand people, including Lieutenant Governor Patrick H. Kelley watched as Chief Wahbememe's great-great-grandson, Willie White Pigeon, aged six, unveiled the finished monument.
|Placed By||Michigan Historial Center, Michigan Department of State|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 3:14am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 611096 N 4628188|
|Decimal Degrees||41.79778333, -85.66278333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 47.867', W 85° 39.767'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 47' 52.02" N, 85° 39' 46.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 14956-14998 W Chicago Rd, White Pigeon MI 49099, US|
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