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St. Joseph's Shrine

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Located at the site of an early religious settlement established in the late 1790s by Father Gabriel Richard, minister to the Potawatomi Indians. The church is a combination of the original fieldstone chapel, erected by Irish settlers in the mid-1840s, and a 1929 addition. On the grounds are a life-size crucifixion group and outdoor Stations of the Cross overlooking Iron Lake. Church open daily 8am-dusk, grounds open daily 24 hours.

Location: Irish Hills Michigan Telephone 517-467-2183

Other History nearby:
(Dearborn) Dearborn Historical Museum
(Wyandotte) Ford McNichol Home/ Wyandotte Museum
(Livonia) Greenmead Historical Park
(Dearborn) Henry Ford Estate - Fair Lane
(Dearborn) Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village
(West Bloomfield) Holocaust Memorial Center

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