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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Clemens Park of Mt Clemens

Clemens Park, located in Mt Clemens on Gratiot Avenue, is shady and perfect for picnics.  Wandering around, you'll see this monument, which is actually the burial site for one Christian Clemens and his wife Elizabeth. Christian was the founder of the city and had a log cabin home on the banks of the Clinton River right where the Courthouse stands today. Christian plotted the land for the area which became the village of Mt Clemens in 1818 and used his influence to have it named the county seat and provided land for churches and a cemetery. He helped establish a stagecoach run between Mt Clemens and Detroit and operated a distillery in the village.

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