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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Navarre-Anderson Trading Post

This is Michigan's oldest residence, built in 1789, tucked away down in Monroe. We learned from the historical society there that it is built with joined timbers and is the best example of French colonial architecture. The Navarre family built it originally as a depot for their fur trading business, but converted it into their residence a few years later. It's filled with memorabilia from the 1700 and 1800's. Did you know Monroe used to be called Frenchtown from 1785-1817? Oui oui!

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