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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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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…
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Hamlin Lake UFO Sighting

Here's a cool March 2nd UFO story from Michigan via Examiner.com: A 78-year-old Michigan woman recalls a UFO encounter in 1943 "as if it happened yesterday," according to March 2, 2014, testimony in Case 54412 from the Mutual UFO Network…
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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,…
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Remembering MSU Basketball Legend Jud Heathcote

via Michigan in Pictures... Jud Heathcote, photo courtesy MSU Basketball "Michigan State has lost one of its icons today. And yet nothing can erase his impact on the program, the players he coached and the coaches he mentored. Spartan…

Ford & General Motors Leading Race for Self-driving Cars

While Uber, Tesla & Google are getting most of the ink, WIRED magazine's article Detroit Is Stomping Silicon Valley in the Self-Driving Car Race says: IF YOU’RE BETTING on Silicon Valley stars like Google, Tesla, and Uber to free…