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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2019 Campground Events

It is the start of a new camping season at Huron County Parks! Here’s a look at some of the great events at each Huron County campground throughout the season, with more being added by managers all the time. Please keep in mind, park events are subject to change.

April 15, 2019: Caseville County Park opens for the season.

May 1, 2019: Lighthouse, Oak Beach, Sebewaing, Stafford and Wagener County Parks open for the season.

June 6,7,8 &9: Town Wide Garage Sales ...

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Registered historic sites in Huron County

Huron County is rich in both luscious lands, and historical places. While you may have heard of many, here are three lesser-known spots in Huron County on the US National Register of Historic Places:

1. The Harbor Beach Lighthouse

What: The light of the Lighthouse spins at a height of 54’ from the Harbor Beach harbor. It is visible for up to 16 nautical miles. The beacon is now run through communications from the Coast Guard in Saginaw. The current lens ...

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Some theories of April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day has been around for a long while, all around the world, No one is willing to be foolish enough to say for sure how it started…

Perhaps the most accepted school of fool thought is that it is all calendar based. In 1582, the country of France fell in with a trend started by the Council of Trent in 1563 and changed from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian.

Requiring a ...

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Lake Huron: Interesting Facts & History

Photo Credit: ISS-36 Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository

 

So, just how big is Lake Huron?

With a surface elevation above sea level of 577 feet and an average depth of 195 feet (32 fathoms 3 feet), our wonderful Lake Huron is the 2nd largest Great Lake, with 23,007 square miles of surface area, (9,103 of which is Michigan territory). It’s the 4th largest freshwater lake on the planet, topping off at 850 cubic miles of ...

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Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered

Here at Huron County Parks, we strive to go beyond customer satisfaction for all your camping needs. That’s why we compiled a list of answers to your most frequently asked questions to kick off 2019. For more information and park rules, click here.

  • When are the parks open?

Caseville County Park is open from April 15 to October 31. Oak Beach, ...

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Winter Camping in the Thumb & Beyond

Winter is upon us, and all of the Huron County Parks are closed until the spring. However, there is still camping to be had in the Thumb area. Here are the closest year-round campgrounds, in increasing distance from Huron County:

North Park Campground: 184 tent & full hookup RV sites available. Campground includes tables, water, dump, firewood, cable tv, and a playground for kids all ages.

836 North Lakeshore Road, Harbor Beach MI 48441

(p) 989-479-9554

Graham Memorial Park: No RVs, All Ages, ...

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