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MAITLAND, FLORIDA
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ISHPEMING, MICHIGAN

Ishpeming Courthouse, Upper Peninsular, Michigan

MAITLAND:
NOVEMBER FEATURED 
PLACE NAME

Edward R. Hall was 20 years old when he and his mother arrived at a Lake Monroe pier in 1875. His father, Ishpeming, Michigan banker Charles Hall, had purchased a lakefront lot on Lake Maitland from the town's founder, Christopher Columbus Beasley. This was to be a site for the family's winter home. In 1838, this family home site had also been the location of Fort Maitland. Edward later described what he and his mother experienced upon arriving: "In the fall of 1875, there was no railroad or other means of public conveyance in Orange County when my mother and I first landed at Doyle's dock at Mellonville. After breakfast the next morning I found I could get a team and a lumber wagon, and we started for Maitland, arriving there about four o'clock in the afternoon."

Maitland was 16 miles south of Mellonville. Edward R. Hall appears as well on the historic marker at the lakeside park at Lake Maitland.  His family will also be found in "First Road to Orlando" (2015), the history of how an old forts trail of 1838 became the Mellonville to Orlando Road. one of six books on the history of central Florida written by Richard Lee Cronin and available through CroninBooks.com

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Note small print at bottom of sign above: "Sign presented by Edward R. Hall"

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