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Posted 7 years ago


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This is a bronze plaque approximately 4" x 12" x 3/4" that I bought at a garage sale. The guy told me he worked for the railroad and removed it from a bridge they tore down after they removed the track. If I remember right, he said it was located on the Pere Marquette river near Baldwin Mi. Just wondered if anyone knows if that actually was the first planting and where.

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  1. YardSaleDave, 7 years ago
    The date on the plaque is historically correct. Here is an article on the subject.

    This belongs in the Trout Unlimited museum.
  2. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 7 years ago
    The first stocking of brown trout into public waters of the U.S. occurred on April 11, 1884 in the Baldwin River, which was then known as the North Branch of the Pere Marquette River.
  3. GeyeJoe, 7 years ago
    Thanks for the comments! It would appear this is a legitimate plaque. The date from the article and the location correspond. I'm not sure it belongs in the Trout unlimited museum and the Isaac Walton League probably wouldn't want to nail it to a tree at the sight. Don't know where this should end up, guess that'll take some more research.
    Special Thanks to Yardsaledave and vikingfan, from a Lion fan.
  4. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 7 years ago
    You're welcome. I was at Ford Field for the Vikings-Giants game this season, pretty cool stadium.

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