In the Heartland

The city of Marshall, Michigan was established in 1830 by town founders Sidney & George Ketchum. The town is named in honor of Chief Justice of the United States, John Marshall, from Virginia. Marshall is part of the Battle Creek, Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is best known for its cross-section of 19th and early 20th century architecture.

Marshall Sights

The town of Marshall, Michigan celebrates many historical and traditional annual festivals; like the “Cruise to the Fountain,” which features about 1,000 classic cars from the 1950’s & 1960’s the weekend before the Fourth of July. Marshall is also home to the American Museum of Magic, the Governor’s Mansion and Tribal’s very own manufacturing plant.

Brooks Memorial Fountain

On July 3, 1930, during Marshall’s Centennial Celebration, Harold C. Brooks presented the city with a unique fountain in memory of his father C. E. Brooks. The fountain was erected in the center of the West End Park, and was of chaste Greek Doric design.

The central structure was a replica of the “Temple of Love” in Marie Antoinette’s garden at Versailles, France. The fountain displayed ninety-six different combinations of color and water effects in a ten-minute cycle. It was illuminated by thirty-five 1,000-watt colored projectors and projected two tons of water per minute. In 1976 the community restored the fountain as an American Bicentennial project.