Michigan History

Articles, features, and posts about Michigan history and past events that shaped the state.

Kinde Depot And Grain Elevators

Kinde Michigan Grain Elevators and Depot

Kinde was once renowned as the “Bean Capital of the World“. Michigan white navy bean soup has been a staple for over one hundred years in the U.S. Senate dining room in the form of Senate bean soup

City Of Alpena

The Side-Wheel Steamer City of Alpena

The City of Alpena conducts service as part of the Detroit and Cleveland line. This 285-foot 2,000 horsepower sidewheel paddlewheel started service in 1893 and could carry up to 400 passengers and freight along the D&C’s “Coast Line to Mackinaw” run.