A two-part series of articles in the Morning Star by Frank Passic brought to light the fact that Albion’s famous historical marker honoring the Birthplace of the Old Rugged Cross was recently destroyed by a hit-and-run motorist. In this post, we will show scans of his article, and highlight the fundraiser.
Checks for the fundraiser are to be made out to Michigan Historical Commission and mailed to the address on the section at the bottom with more details.
Frank has done thousands of articles related to history of Albion and this region. We’ll be posting the text of this article shortly. In this post we want to share information about the fundraiser to replace this special historical marker, not only for Albion, but for Christians around the world.
The fundraiser for the Old Rugged Cross historical marker has been moved to a Go Fund Me platform with help from Albion Historical Society. This is the same fundraiser that was originally set up by Jim Haadsma. Any leftover funds will go toward replacing the “First Home in Albion” marker that was also destroyed. Click the image below to go to the fundraiser.
To learn more about the Michigan Historical Commission, click the image above or click here. Excerpt from their webpage:
“The Michigan Historical Commission advises the director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and approves Michigan Historical Markers. “
Map of Albion’s Historical Markers from the Michigan Historical Society website. Click here or click the image to access the map page. This link also shows requirements and pricing for Michigan Historical Markers program.
Check back here soon to see the full text of Frank Passic’s article about the destruction of the “Old Rugged Cross” historical marker in Albion. There will also be a photo of the accident site in the upcoming post.
The “Old Rugged Cross”
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