By Bob Barringer

In 1824, Hervey Bliss, who in accordance with Duane DeLoach's Blissfield's First one hundred fifty Years stood "about 5 ft, 3 inches tall, with a a little bit florid complexion and . . . blue eyes," left Monroe County, blazed a path 20 miles in the course of the woods, outfitted a log cabin, and based the village of Blissfield at the west financial institution of the River Raisin. In 1826, George Giles, a neighbor of Bliss in Monroe County, moved onto land at the east facet of the river in a spot he known as Lyons. ahead of the river was once bridged, Blissfield consisted of 2 separate groups, every one with its personal colleges and downtown parts; the village keeps a few of that cut up character. Triple bridges, as soon as nationally well-known, stay the proud image of Blissfield, becoming a member of what the River Raisin retains separate and what, as floodwaters insist, the river can nonetheless strength apart.

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