The Maple Leaf pattern has been chosen because of Marilla’s long tradition of producing maple syrup and the area’s abundance of maple trees. The pioneering Chesboro family of Marilla Township held a family tradition of planting a maple tree for each new birth in the family. In the early years of Marilla Township, according to the 1883 agricultural census, maple syrup was described as maple molasses. The Marilla Historical Society maintains four historic buildings (on site).
Maple Leaf at Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place
9991 Marilla Road, Copemish, MI, United States, Michigan, USA