Finding Fun in Michigan’s Thumb

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The Planned Demise of the Michigan Commercial Fishing Industry

A trio of bills now under consideration in the Michigan legislature will, if passed, be the final act that may eliminate the 13 remaining family owned commercial fishing businesses in the state.


1913 Great Lakes Storm: The White Hurricane

1913 Great Lakes Storm was the most violent and destructive storm ever to hit the region. With hurricane-force it sank freighters all along Lake Huron.

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White Rock: The Sacred Cornerstone of Michigan’s Thumb

Indigenous Peoples of Michigan, the Anishinabeg, views the White Rock on the edge of the Lake Huron shore as a sacred site. The rock was much, much larger than it appears today. (Which in...

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The Faded Glory of Huron City Michigan

Huron City Michigan is a historic district and museum with buildings from the 1800s. The town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.


Under the Radar, Michigan Visits the Thumb

Under the Radar, Michigan focuses on the best that Michigan has to offer. The thirty-minute program is broadcast regionally on PBS stations and available on-line. The host Tom Daldin guides views on the best restaurants, sites to see and interesting towns. Like Thumbwind, they want to discover and show people places and things that are unique about Michigan.


The Huron County Poor Farm

The story that follows was gleaned from a biogragical portrait of Bad Axe and the Huron County Poor Farm published about 1900. While edited for content, it contains the language common of that point...

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