The major roads and highways that we take for granted were once Michigan Indian Trails. The routes were perfect. Chances are you traveled on one of those ancient trails today.
A large Midwest map of the Pere Marquette Railway for Michigan’s Summer Resorts 1913
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.
The Huron Milling Co. has dredged a channel from deep water in the harbor the US Coast Guard maintained the station just south of the dock.
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… Read More »Daredevil Act Zingarella at the Bad Axe (Huron Community) Fair in Michigan 1912
President Nixion visits Bad Axe Michigan to campaign for a special election during April 1974, just days before the Watergate scandal hits his administration.
After the lumber industry collapsed in Michigan during the 1880s. The town of Port Crescent was abandoned and most buildings moved. Sand operations started for glass making.
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.
The USS Michigan was the United States Navy’s first iron-hulled warship. Commissioned in August 1844, USS Michigan was considered a technical experiment using new techniques and materials as a working experiment for the U.S. Navy.
Shipping losses prompted Congress to authorize legislation for the construction of the US Life Saving Stations into operation on the Great Lakes in 1854.
At their height, Michigan had 46 Life Saving Stations across the Great Lakes.