On May 15, 1966 the Yankee Springs Inn historic marker was dedicated. Then it was stolen, returned, lost and found again. On April 7, it will be rededicated at 11 a.m. on the North Country Trail trailhead on South Yankee Springs Road, just south of Gun Lake Road.
A hike on the old stagecoach road (Norris Road) led by North Country trail leaders will leave from the trailhead at 9 a.m. Following the rededication, there will be a reception in the main lodge at Long Lake Recreational Center, 10370 Gun Lake Road.
Author Carolyn Strite will be selling and signing her book, “Yankee Springs Stagecoach Inn.” Artist Gus Swenson will have copies of his stagecoach paintings and greeting cards for sale and photos and memorabilia will be on display.
The event is a cooperative effort of Barry County Historic Society, Chief Noonday Chapter of the North Country Trail, Gun Lake Women’s Club, Yankee Springs State Park, Long Lake Recreational Center and Yankee Springs Township. Please join us in keeping history alive.