Frankfort is a beautiful Lake Michigan town and downtown is a wonderful place to visit. I have a feeling that I am not the only person who drives around looking at the beautiful old houses when in Frankfort. Although I am probably one of the few who visits in the winter. I love this old yellow house
I was in Lansing recently and I decided to take the long way home and drive through some towns I have never visited. I went through the beautiful town of Portland and I saw this old wooden church on the other side of the river from downtown. I had to stop and take a photo of it.
Near the town of Eagle, hidden among the trees, is an old brick schoolhouse. Researching the internets I found out that it is or was Brown School. It was built in 1910 to replace a log cabin school that was built in 1837 that had burned down in a fire. The town and township that
Near Arcadia Michigan is this old farmhouse hidden in the trees where a little girl named Harriet Quimby lived with her family. When she was a teenager, she moved with her parents to California where she grew up with a love of writing. She wrote seven screenplays directed by D.W. Griffith, and even acted in a
I saw this big stone building with the columns north of downtown Port Huron and I had to stop and get a pic. I saw ” Ladies of the Maccabees ” on the front, and had no idea what that meant, but then again, there are lots of things I know nothing about. Bina Mae
Down the street from the Capital is this beautiful old Victorian house. The historical maker tells some of its history and reads: Lansing architect Darius B. Moon built this Queen Anne style house in 1891 for realtor H. M. Rogers. Purchased by Lansing merchant M. R. Carrier in 1905, the house was occupied by the
It’s always a fun trip to see the lighthouse at the tip of Whitefish Point but it is interesting to visit it during the winter. Living downstate we get some snow but they get a lot up at Whitefish Point. It must have been a quite existence taking care of the light way back in the day.
Started in the 1880s, near Empire on the shores of Lake Michigan, the town of Aral was a small lumbering community. Charles Wright managed the sawmill and was known for his short temper and willingness to fight. In August of 1889, the Sheriff sent a deputy and treasurer to collect on taxes the sawmill owed to the county. Mr.
If you have ever driven down M-81 in the Thumb you have probably gone past this old building in the small town of Watrousvlle. The historical marker next to the building reads: Aaron Watrous and his crew of loggers came here in the thumb in 1852 to cut the virgin pine of the Cass
Abner Pratt was a former chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. He came to Michigan in the 1840s from New York and settled in Marshall Michigan to practice law. Under President James Buchanan he served as United States Consul to Hawaii. After returning from the Hawaiian Islands in 1860 he built this palace-like home