Happy Birthday to the Grand Hotel!

via Michigan in Pictures... Mackinac Bridge from the Grand Porch, photo by Marilyn Bogle Happy 131st Birthday to The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island which opened on July 10, 1887. Here’s some historical highlights about Michigan’s…
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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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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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Annual Grand Marais Michigan Splash-in - June 15-17, 2018

Splash-in 2016 by Gary McCormick June 15-17, 2018 the Grand Marais Pilots Association will host the 17th Annual Splash-in on Grand Marais Bay on behalf of the National Seaplane Pilots Association. Seaplanes from all over the US and Canada…
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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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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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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.