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#TBT May 25, 1993: Coast Guard Icebreaker Mackinaw in Alpena

via Michigan in Pictures... Shining in Cheyboygan, photo by Bill Johnson Here's a neat "Throwback Thursday" (TBT), a photo of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw on May 25, 1993 when she was still in service. Bill writes: This…
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#TBT May 13, 1980: The Kalamazoo Tornado

The Kalamazoo Public Library has a feature entitled TWISTER! The 1980 Tornado that begins: On Tuesday, 13 May 1980, a tornado struck the heart of Kalamazoo, Michigan. First touching down at 4 pm eight miles west of the city limits, it rapidly…
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April 13, 2006: Collapse at Miners Castle

Reaching back 12 years for a throwback Thursday post with an article originally published April 14, 2006 on Absolute Michigan... The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore reports that one of the two turrets on Miner's Castle is no more: On…
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100 (plus) Years at Tiger Stadium

Reaching back four years to update this... Tiger Stadium's 100th birthday was last Friday. In a fairly heartbreaking story, Eric Adelson of Yahoo Sports observed that this milestone passed largely unmarked: Tiger Stadium opened on…
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The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald edited by Joseph Fulton

Today is the 36th anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, and if you're in Michigan, you'll probably hear The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot today. I'm pretty sure, however, that you won't enjoy it more…
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The Rouse Simmons and the Great Lakes Christmas Tree Ships

Through Pasty Central's This Day in History for November 21st, we're reminded that of the story of the Rouse Simmons. This was originally published on Michigan in Pictures. Here is a portrait of Elsie Schuenemann at the wheel of the Christmas…
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Apollo 15, Michigan and the Moon

41 years ago today, the Apollo 15 mission blasted off with its crew of Commander David R. Scott, Command Module Pilot Alfred M. Worden, Lunar Module Pilot James B. Irwin. All three astronauts on the all-Air Force crew attended the University…
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L. Frank Baum, The Goose Man of Macatawa

L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, was born on May 15, 1856. The Holland Sentinel has an excellent feature on Baum's Michigan connection, explaining that this multi-talented man was Louis F. Baum as an actor and playwright,…