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.
In the late 1840s, Michigan experienced a craze of building plank roads. Over 200 companies built over 5000 miles of plank roads.
We found the twelve major Great Lakes water diversions that impact lake water levels. The Great Lakes region’s value to the United States and Canadian economies is huge. Ensuring that water levels are constant is critical to the economies of the two countries.
During the early 1990s, the “Fab Five” was considered the greatest University of Michigan basketball team of all time and highly notable in NCAA history.
Many went on to pro careers in the NBA and in Europe.
Henry Ford was instrumental in the development of the charcoal market in the 1920s to market leisure motoring.
A tiny Styrofoam snark sailboat is the genius behind a marketing program for Kool Cigarettes in the 1970s.
This shot was found in a stack of digital shots from our research. It appears to be a pony parade taken in Bad Axe, Michigan, in the 1930s.
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park comprises 60,000 acres of massive trees, rolling mountains, fabled shores, and everlasting memories. the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has tucked 23 rustic backcountry cabins or yurts into this stunning landscape, which are nestled into some truly beautiful spaces.
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.
By BRAD PARSONS – Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan mountain bike trails system has more than 3,000 miles dedicated to paved, gravel, and off-road single-track… Read More »Discovering Michigan Mountain Bike Trails