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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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Five Things you need to know about Michigan Morel Mushrooms

The Michigan Morel We're getting reports from across the state of morels being found, so it's a great time to share some of information about these Pure Michigan delicacies. Morechella (true morels) are a honeycomb-like mushroom that…
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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…