Truckers don’t always have the time to review their stops in any given state. For this article, I point out eight noteworthy Truck Stops in Michigan located among the most traveled routes in the state.
Starting in 1919, Henry Ford’s village industries was an exploration of sites that could be set up for small factories primarily throughout Southeast Michigan
An Early Map of Michigan Shorty After Statehood The 1841 Michigan Map by H. S. Tanner is a unique print. Printed a few years after… Read More »When Michigan Was Still A Wilderness – 1841 Michigan Map
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.
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.
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
In the late 1840s, Michigan experienced a craze of building plank roads. Over 200 companies built over 5000 miles of plank roads.
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.