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I'm Actually Covered in Horse Hair

There are three really big hills here on the island. There’s Turkey Hill, which we don’t take tour carriages up or down. There’s Mission Hill, which is off by the east bluffs and which I’ve only driven down once. 819 more words

Thoughts On Life

At Michigan's crossroads, people rejoice as their voices are finally heard

Michigan’s geography is unique among US states. Situated entirely on two peninsulas, it borders all but one of the Great Lakes. But its unique geography leads to a much more easily defined division within the state — those who live on the Lower Peninsula, about 97 percent of the population, and “Yoopers” on the Upper Peninsula. 834 more words

City Profiles

to the rhythm of hooves outside my window

Monday, May 15, 2017 – 8:05am

Well, it’s been twenty-something hours since I landed on Mackinac Island, and the truth is that it’s been a beautiful whirlwind. 1,073 more words

Thoughts On Life

The Longest Suspension Bridges in the US

Before Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term in office in 1940, 5 of 10 longest suspension bridges in the US were built.

Before Marilyn Monroe sang Happy Birthday to JFK in 1962,  … 199 more words

Bridge Building

Gas Company Insists Mackinac Pipelines Are Safe Despite Worn-Away Covering

DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press
JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press

DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Operators of twin oil pipelines beneath the swirling waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge insisted Monday they remain structurally sound even though an outer layer of protective covering has worn away in some places, while skeptics said the deterioration is further evidence the lines should be shut down. 624 more words


March 3, 1875: Mackinac National Park & Fort Mackinac

Old Fort from pasture field, Macinac Island, Mich., courtesy Library of Congress

“Mackinac is a place largely visited by people from all parts of our country, and I take it from many foreign lands. 423 more words