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May 23rd is Gwen Frostic Day

Today is (thanks to Gov. William Milliken) Gwen Frostic Day in Michigan. Frostic was born in 1906 and passed away in 2001. The Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame page for Sara Gwendolyn Frostic says that she was born in 1906 and passed…
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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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It's a wild, wild life under the U.P. lights!

This stunning video by Lake Superior Photo featuring northern lights, a beaver, and a very bright fireball might be the coolest Michigan thing you see today!!
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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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Michigan Eagle Cam!

via Michigan in Pictures. CarbonTV and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are collaborating on a cool webcam of a nesting pair of bald eagles at Michigan's Platte River State Fish Hatchery in Benzie County.
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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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Top 6 Michigan Photos of 2016 via Michigan in Pictures

Via Michigan in Pictures - some great shots!! Welcome to the 2017 Michigan in Pictures year in review! I'd normally wish you a Happy New Year and fun New Year's Eve in this space, but my timing was thrown off. Please do still have a safe…
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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…