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Happy Birthday to you, Mackinac Island State Park!

Mackinac Island National Park (now Mackinac Island State Park) was created on March 3, 1875. It was the second national park established in the nation, coming three years after Yellowstone. The park, a popular vacation destination since…
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Sunset on Mackinac

Stephanie of Stephanie Stevens Photography recently added a few timelapses from Mackinac Island to the Absolute Michigan pool on Flickr. About her incredible timelapse of Mackinac Island harbor at sunset, she writes: Hour & a halfish time…
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Seeking Michigan: Main Street, St. Ignace

By Mary Zimmeth, Archives of Michigan and courtesy Seeking Michigan and the Archives of Michigan. The goal of Seeking Michigan is simple: to connect you to the stories of this great state. Visit them regularly for a dynamic & evolving look…
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Weird Wednesday: Michigan Sea Monsters

The last Wednesday of every month is a "Weird Wednesday" on Absolute Michigan. Usually we get a feature from Linda S. Godfrey, the author that fascinating tome of Michigan mysteries: Weird Michigan. Linda is hard at work on her latest book…
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Michigan Memorial Day Weekend Travel

Pretty clouds distract me as I drive by merebearlandon Memorial Weekend is the launch of the summer travel season. AAA Michigan estimates that 1.1 million Michigan residents will travel on state roads this Memorial Day weekend, paying…
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Mystery of the Copper Turtle

A stolen copper turtle, a monstrous green Gi-bi, a haunted music hall, and a man missing from the Governor's Conference—suddenly, Jared and Sadie's boring summer perks up! Jared, Sadie and their new Mackinac Island friends Eric and…
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Michigan Books: A Picturesque Situation: Mackinac Before Photography, 1615-1860 by Brian Leigh Dunnigan

(Wayne State University Press) -- Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of Mackinac Island and the people that have lived there, Dunnigan's impressive collection of pre-photographic images of the Mackinac region draws from decades…