Historical Marker Plaza

State of Michigan Historical Marker Plaza

Recently, SAHS was approved to display a State of Michigan Historical Marker for its South Salem Stone School and its Dickerson Barn.  SAHS will be creating a brick-paver plaza be just north of the school to contain the Historical Marker, a bell tower with the school’s old bell, benches, and a flagpole.

Our goal was to raise $15,000.00 to help pay for the Historical Marker Plaza.  The Historical Marker Plaza will help preserve a part of the history of Salem Township for future generations. We have successfully reached and surpassed our goal. THANK YOU!

Donations are still being accepted and will be used for maintenance of the plaza..  All who donate to this project will be listed on our Web Site, Facebook page, in our membership newsletter and at our January and March meetings.  Additionally, the following donations levels will be acknowledged on a permanent plaque that will be mounted in the plaza:

  • Platinum – $2,000 or Greater
  • Gold – $1,000 to $1,999.99
  • Silver – $500 to 999.99

Here are the ways you can donate:

  • Use the Donate Button
  • Send a check and the donation form to the SAHS.

The State of Michigan Historical Marker Plaza will be just North of the South Salem Stone School with the marker facing Curtis Road. Besides the marker, the plaza will include a brick paved area with benches, a flagpole and a replica of the bell tower that was on the school. See image below.

The work on the plaza started in September 2023 and hopefully the dedication will be in the Spring of 2024.

Historical Marker Plaza Donors

  • Platinum
  • County Material Corporation
  • Rock Shoppe
  • Salem Tool
  • Dul Foundation Fund
  • Margaret DiPonio
  • GFL – Arbor Hills Landfill
  • AA Anchor Bolt
  • Gold
  • Community Foundation of Plymouth
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Anonymous
  • Bryan & Kristina Wirthlin
  • Marcia Van Fossen
  • In Memory of Mary Staebler, Teacher 193X-Y (Linda, Judy, David)
  • Silver
  • Rocket Enterprise, Inc.
  • Dave Herriman
  • Terry Cwik & Diane Holmes
  • In Memory of James Albert Brown (Marcella)
  • Brian & Jennifer Debler
  • Gary & Sherry Whittaker
  • Other
  • Gardner-Westcot Company
  • Anonymous
  • Costco Wholesale #391
  • Fox Hills Golf – William Durham
  • In Memory of Don Riddering (Thomas Shaver )
  • Jane Trostle
  • Linus & Karen Drogs
  • Ann Donoghue
  • Darlene Imus