Captain Aaron Peer founded Grindstone City as a company with quarry operations in 1834. Peer, is one of the earliest settlers of Huron County and holds title to many of the "firsts" in the Upper Thumb.
If you find yourself in the Motor City for a few hours and want to catch the highlights without blowing a lot of time or money, then this little tour of Detroit will have you feeling like a Motown native in a few hours.
We ran across this unique picture postcard of Zingarella on Facebook. Due credit to Barry Holdship, who collects old photographs of the Upper Thumb. Is the Daredevil Zingarella in Coney Island New York or Bad Axe? The daredevil Zingarella postcard is inscribed with Bad Axe Fair …
For decades, City of Detroit foresters industriously labored away in a quaint sawmill within Belle Isle Park, giving trees from streets and parks new life as usable wood after they were removed for road widening or death from disease, pests, or storms.