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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Notice of Public Meeting

Board of County Roads Commissioners of Huron County

The Huron County Road Commission acting as the Huron County Parks Trustees will hold a public hearing on March 4, 2020, at 8:30 am at the Huron County Road Commission Office, 417 S. Hanselman Street, Bad Axe Michigan, to seek community input regarding a proposed Michigan Land and Water Conservation Fund grant application for improvements at Lighthouse Park. Lighthouse Park is located at 7320 Lighthouse Road, Port Hope, Ml. The proposed improvements ...

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Momentous Moments of Michigan History, Part One of Three

As part of a three part series, here are some monumental moments of Michigan’s rich history.

c. 400 BC to 1615: Michigan’s first residents who left records in bark scrolls, and whose descendents are still living in the area are the Ojibwa, Ottawa and Potawatomi tribes of Native Americans.

1668 – Jesuit Fathers Jacques Marquette and Claude Dablon found the first mission in what would become Michigan south of the St. Mary River in Sault Sainte Marie.

June 24, ...

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Michigan Winter Celebrations

It’s that wonderful time of the year when we rejoice in our gratefulness and celebrate the changing of the year. Up and down our wonderful state, wintertime is celebrated. Here is a sampling of the more unique Michigan fests:

Christmas, Michigan. Yes, Virginia, there is a town called Christmas in Michigan. A small, quaint town of under 500 souls on Lake Superior in the U.P. between Au Train and Munising, where every day is Christmas. The village is adorned with Christmas ...

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Michigan Wonderlands

Our Huron county campgrounds are closed for the winter now. Here are some wonderful destinations throughout our state you might want to visit:

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Munising, MI 49862; (906) 387-3700

Backcountry camping permit required. Hike through a forest of white birch from Twelvemile Beach and marvel at the wondrous colors of the namesake Pictured Rock Cliffs. Wonder at the marvelous oddly-shaped sandstone monoliths such as Chapel Rock and ...

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2020 Huron County Parks Events

The time to make your 2020 reservations is fast approaching. To aid you in booking your stay, here are the dates for 2020 events at the campgrounds:

December 6, 2019 – Reservations open for 2020 season

April 15, 2020 to May 21, 2020 at Caseville – Off Season Daily Discount: $5 off

May 1, 2020 to May 21, 2020 at non-CV Parks – Off Season Daily Discount: $5 off

April 15, 2020: Caseville County Park opens for the season.

May 1, 2020: Lighthouse, ...

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Huron County Parks Off-season Timeline

As the sun sets on another season, here are the dates of key events from now until the parks re-open for 2020:

October 15, 2019: Lighthouse, Oak Beach, Sebewaing, Stafford and Wagener Parks close for the year.

October 31, 2019: Caseville Park closes for the year.

November 4, 2019: Reservations for the Cheeseburger Festival open with 32 night minimum.

Cheeseburger Overflow

November 11, 2019: Reservations ...

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Rising Water Levels Affect the Thumb

Since this past June of 2019, waters levels in Lake Huron have risen to 581.76 feet, a half-inch short of the all-time record high level. The lake raised half a foot from May to June. This is a foot above the level in June 2018, and 30 inches higher than the average level.

Locally, the boat launch at Wagener County Park has been closed and will remain closed until the park closes on October 15. There has been some damage to ...

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Michigan Pro Football Teams

It’s the middle of the summer, but we know the first exhibition football game is August 1. Once again, the beloved Detroit Lions take the field for the state of Michigan.

Originally based in Portsmouth, Ohio and called the Portsmouth Spartans, they officially became part of the NFL for the 1930 season. Despite success on the field, they could not make money in what was the smallest city in the league. The team was purchased and relocated to Detroit ...

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Michigan Presidential Might-Have-Beens

As another presidential election approaches, we turn our attention to past elections, and those men from Michigan who have run for the office.

No one born in the Wolverine State has ever been president of the United States. No one even closely associated with Michigan has ever been elected president. Wait a moment, you say. There seems to be a Ford in the road.

Our 38th president was neither a native of Michigan nor a Ford. Born Leslie King, Jr. in Omaha, ...

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