An authentic Michigan food, the original Cornish beef pasty was brought to the Michigan Upper Peninsula by the English copper miners of the 1840s from their native Cornwall. The miners …
The Goebel Brewing Company was one of the leading beer producers in Detroit, Michigan, until the 1960s. It was ahead of its time with a light beer and grew with phenomenal ad campaigns in Life magazine in the 1940s.
When the United States entered World War II, propaganda posters encouraged workers to contribute their labor to the war effort with the promise of winning the war for a better future. Posters also encouraged Americans to volunteer and enlist in the military, buy war bonds, conserve resources and conserve food.
Iosco County is a beautiful part of the state, and there’s plenty to do here. Not only is it home to some gorgeous beaches, but it also has some pretty cool historical sites and outdoor activities too! Here are ten neat things to do in Iosco County Michigan.
Shipping losses prompted Congress to authorize legislation for constructing 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.
Mackinac Island is a haven for horse lovers. There are no cars on Mackinac Island, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get around!
It seems we have rediscovered what electric service can do. Many of our Great-Great Grandparents envisioned and used an advanced transportation system using electric trains. These small city-to-city or city-to-beach routes will mirror the services that autonomous vehicles are anticipated to do.
On a September night in 1960 the steamer Lady Elgin and schooner Augusta collided near Winnetka Illinois with such force that they almost split each other openly. Within 20 minutes, Lady Elgin was breaking apart and sinking. The Lady Elgin disaster remains the most significant loss of life on open water in the Great Lakes history.
Alexander Henry was a fur trader, merchant, militia commander, and novelist who lived during the American Revolutionary War. His exploits were legendary during the war between France and England over control of the Great Lakes region.
Once the largest side-wheel steamer on the Great Lakes, The City of Detroit III operated from 1912 until 1950.