Somewhere north of Tawas I saw this old dilapidated wooden structure. From a distance, it looked like an old barn. As I got closer to it I could see the windows, or at least opening for windows, and a brick chimney. I figured it must have been a house. The walls are not talking so
This beautiful average looking wooden two-story house, in a quiet neighborhood of Owosso, is where Thomas Dewey was raised. Most people probably would have never remembered the name Dewey if it was not for the Chicago Daily Tribune boldly printing the headline DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN. Thomas Dewey who was born in 1902 and raised in
The Salem Walker Cemetery is a historic cemetery west of Northville. The first burial in the Salem Walker Cemetery took place in 1834 after the land was donated by Ira Ham and early settler. I don’t have any spooky stories to tell about it, I just thought it looked beautiful blanketed in the freshly fallen
Along the Grand River in Fitzgerald Park are these magnificent rock outcroppings and cliffs. They truly are grand ledges and give the town they are located in its name. I find it strange that I have lived in Michigan for a half-century and have explored many places and I just now visited this wonderful place.
In the late 1880s, George Hart cleared the land north of Manistee where Orchard Beach State Park now stands and planted an apple orchard, which gave the park its name. The orchard sat on a high bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. By 1892 Hart had built a boardwalk and theater to attract more tourists. With its
In southern Michigan near Onsted is an old stone schoolhouse. It is built with fieldstone but it is known as the Wooden schoolhouse because it was built in 1850 by Reverend Robert Wooden. The school was used for over a century until it closed in 1955. By 1979 it was in such bad condition the
On US-23 between Au Gres and Tawas is a bridge that crosses the east branch of the Au Gres River and has been given the nickname “The Singing Bridge.” When I was younger most people knew it as the place to party while smelt dipping. If you ask someone who grew up in the Saginaw
Muskegon has many beautiful old historic buildings and one of my favorites is the Hackley Public Library. The Historical marker in fron of the magnificent stone building reads: On May 25, 1888, Muskegon lumber baron Charles H. Hackley announced that he would donate a library to the city. Hackley stipulated that the facility be “forever maintained
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When I was in the Keweenaw Peninsula leaving the Henka homestead historical site I saw this tower. It was on a road called Tower Road so I can only assume the tower has been there a while and they named the road after it. I figure it is or was a fire tower. I am