“The glowing beauty of the Indian summer, when the deep-blue sky, the purple haze in the air, the shining water, and the gorgeous autumn tints on the trees, made up a picture of rich coloring unknown in any other portion of the world. 977 more words
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Native Americans first appreciated Mackinac Island’s abundance of natural beauty, bountiful waters and restorative breezes. By the nineteenth century, enterprising American businessmen had discovered that those same qualities would make the island a popular tourist destination. 1,335 more words
Island friend Orietta Barquero texted me last night to let me know today was International Day at the Mackinac Island Public School. The event was held in the school gym and over a dozen countries were represented. 213 more words
Mackinac Island, located between the upper and lower peninsulas in Michigan is a top 10 island in the United States. Drawing its charm from being a place that you get to by ferry or plane, doesn’t allow vehicles and the food of choice is fudge – it’ll be easy to step back in time and fall in love here. 110 more words
The “Land of the Great Turtle” Was A Special Place For Native Americans, Jesuits, Soldiers And Fur Traders
One turtle, two Jesuits, a host of British soldiers and an ambitious man in the business of fur contributed to Mackinac Island’s early history.
Long ago, Native Americans paddled their birchbark canoes to the Straits of Mackinac during summertime searches for whitefish and lake trout. 686 more words