Owosso, Michigan: Graveside Monument to Mr. Jefferson Nickel

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1101 S. Washington St., Owosso, MI
From downtown Owosso drive south on Hwy 71/Washington St. and continue south on Washington St. when it splits from Hwy 71. Drive south five blocks, and just past Harper St. turn left into Oak Hill Cemetery. Once you enter the cemetery, keep bearing left when you come to intersections. When you reach the last one, at the back of the cemetery (you'll see houses through the trees), you'll see the small monument on the right.
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Graveside Monument to Mr. Jefferson Nickel
A small granite monument engraved with both sides of the Jefferson Nickel. It calls attention to the grave of Felix Schlag, who designed the nickel in 1937 for a mere $1,000 prize. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/27/2020]

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Mr. Jefferson Nickel - Felix Schlag Monument

Felix Schlag was born in 1891 in Frankfurt, Germany, moved to United States in 1929, and died in Owosso, Michigan, in 1974. His grave is behind the nickel commemorative monument.

[Debra, 08/27/2020]

Mr. Jefferson Nickel.

Graveside Monument to Mr. Jefferson Nickel

Had a hard time finding Mr. Jefferson Nickel. It is across from the Y section. The Y marker is on a tree in the corner of the cemetery. If you are standing in front of the tree with your back to it, this monument is across the street on the right corner.

[Aubrie and Jerry, 02/06/2016]
Graveside Monument To Mr. Jefferson Nickel

Not hard to find, you will see it on a corner intersection of two of the dirt roads

[Jennifer Bowen, 04/08/2012]
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