Grant Received for Lighthouse Park Improvements

As reported by the Huron County View, “A grant the Huron County Road Commission began seeking back in March has officially been secured.”

The article explains that the Grant is from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and will be used for improvements at Lighthouse County Park, including adding a “playscape and recreation area for children, a handicap accessible canoe/kayak launch at the boat ramp area that will be part of the Lake Huron Tip of ...

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2021 Huron County Park Dates and Events

The time to make your 2021 reservations is fast approaching. To aid you in booking your stay, here are the dates for 2021 events at the campgrounds:

November 2, 2020 – Cheeseburger reservations open (32 night minimum)

November 9, 2020 – Cheeseburger reservations open (26 night minimum)

November 16, 2020 – Cheeseburger reservations open (18 night minimum)

December 1, 2020 – Cheeseburger reservations open (9 night minimum)

December 1, 2020 – Reservations open for 2021 season

April 15, 2021 to May 27, 2021 at Caseville – ...

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Looking Back: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Michigan: Part 3

One hundred and two years ago, in Grand Rapids, Michigan there was a difference. An important difference in its experience with the influenza pandemic that had begun to sneak up on the cities of America. This difference was the fact that the first case of the flu was Arthur H. Vandenberg, the publisher and editor of the Grand Rapids Herald, the city’s most-read newspaper.

Traveling on a fund-raising tour with a U.S. Navy band, Vandenberg felt symptoms, then returned to ...

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Looking Back: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Michigan: Part 2

On a world wide view, the flu pandemic of 1918 had 500 million cases, fully one-third of the people in the world. Today’s equivalent would be around 2 billion. 50 million sufferers died from the pandemic, 650,000 in the U.S. Sad to say, we may approach such numbers in 2020.

Fewer American servicemen died in combat during World War I than succumbed to influenza..

Turning to our Wolverine State, the death toll from October 1918 to April 1919 reached an awful 15,000.

Chillingly, ...

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Looking Back: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Michigan Part 1

This current time of pandemic, uncertainty, isolating, wearing masks and hospitals filling up seems like it has never happened before. But, it has. Michigan has gone through times like this before and come out the other side.

A hundred and three years ago, in 1917, people died mostly from heart disease, strokes or cancer, just like 2017. But in 1918, most folks died in Michigan from the flu.

The influenza pandemic that swept the world that year, as World War I neared ...

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Parks re-opening June 22! All campers offered chance to cancel

First of all, we are pleased to confirm that, as of today, camping is going to be available beginning June 22nd. We want to assure you that all Huron County Parks campgrounds will be strictly following protocols currently published by the CDC and the State of Michigan, including attendants in the bathrooms and other measures to maximize your safety.

We feel, however, in fairness to you, as a camper who has an existing reservation, there may still be concerns that may ...

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Coronavirus Updates from Huron County Parks

The current pandemic has affected us all in many different ways. Any outlet for activity outside of where we’ve been for two months is important. Camping is a wonderful opportunity to practice both social distancing and isolation while enjoying the beauty of nature.

With this in mind, the Huron County Road Commissioners acting as the Huron County Park Trustees will be opening the Huron County Parks on a very limited basis for SEASONAL CAMPERS ONLY beginning May 15, 2020. Please see ...

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Momentous Moments of Michigan History, Part Three of Three

Concluding our three part series of Michigan History, we are picking up where we left off in the mid-1950s to today. Find out more below.

1957– Detroit Lions win their 4th (and most recent) NFL Championship, defeating Cleveland Browns 59-14 at Briggs Stadium.

1957 – Fort Wayne, Indiana Pistons NBA team moves to Detroit.

1957 – November 1 – The five-mile long Mackinac Bridge opens.

1959 – Berry Gordy, Jr. founds Motown Records in Detroit.

1974 – Gerald R. Ford of Grand ...

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Momentous Moments of Michigan History, Part Two of Three

Continuing our three part series of Michigan History, we are picking up where we left off in the mid-1800s into the mid-1900s. Find out more below.

1847 – The two houses of the Michigan legislature move the state capital to Lansing.

1854 – In Jackson, a new national political party has its first meeting. It is decided the name will be the Republican Party. Begun before the Civil War, still going today.

June 22, 1855 – Sault Ste. Marie Canal begins ...

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