Astronomical Post: Two markers were placed on the Capitol grounds in July 1875 by Lt. Bailey of the U.S. Lake Survey, which was the first U.S. Army Corps of Engineers organization in the Great Lakes area.
Grand Army of the Republic: As noted on the plaque attached to the boulder, this memorial was erected by the Department of Michigan Women's Relief Corps on June 11, 1924, in memory of and dedicated to the men of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Source: Your State Capitol. Prepared by the Michigan Legislature
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