Category Archives: Michigan

Wanted For Michigan Move: The Heinmillers’ 1920 Model T Ford

I was there for four hours, but it took me about four seconds to decide that I should live on Bagley Avenue, worship on Chapel Lane, work on Burbank Avenue, eat on Main Street, shop on Mill Road, make friends … Continue reading

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If You Seek A Spectacular Mackinac Island View, Climb The Steep Stairs To Anne’s Tablet

“If you would seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you,” Michigan’s motto suggests. If you seek a spectacular Mackinac Island view, climb the steep stairs to Anne’s Tablet. To protect four particularly beautiful panoramas from future development, early-20th-century island cottagers … Continue reading

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“Fun Can Be Found Almost Everywhere” At Alden B. Dow’s Home and Studio

Most people who make the trek to the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods come to admire the world’s second tallest crucifix. I, however, was on a quest to see the church that architect Alden B. Dow (1904-1983) … Continue reading

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Find Peace, Encouragement…And Kindness Rocks…At A Unique Michigan Spot

Northern Michigan is known for its outstanding natural features: rolling hills, abundant forests, inland lakes, numerous rivers and dune formations. But the “fingers” part of the Michigan mitten is also home to the world’s second tallest crucifix. You’ll find it … Continue reading

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O, du Schöne Frankenmuth!

What does a carving bench have to do with a gun, a wagon wheel, a wedding ring, an ox’s bladder, a fat sow, a tall man, a fir tree and a pile of manure? They’re all key words in the … Continue reading

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Artists And Writers Find Beautiful Inspiration On Michigan’s “Fairy Island”

“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 … Continue reading

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Remember Mackinac Island With Pink Ponies, Geraniums And Fudge

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. Weary Americans in the … Continue reading

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