How Pigeon Michigan Got Its Name

Huron- Railway MapBerne to Pigeon

There is no definite record about how the town of Pigeon Michigan was named. The town began because the Saginaw, Tuscola, Huron Railroad established a crossing there that was called Berne. Some maps list the two as separate stops. Later the name was changed to Pigeon, and it’s possible that at one time huge flocks of passenger pigeons (now extinct) migrated over that area. 

Pigeon Michigan Depot

Pigeon Depot

Today Pigeon is part of the largest concentration of wind energy production in the Great Lakes region. Pigeon sits among 472 operating wind turbines or 44% of total operating in the state.


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Mike Hardy

Author of a fun loving and event blog covering topics of the Upper Thumb of Michigan , the wind energy capital of the Great Lakes. Offering great trove of information on Wind Energy, Cheeseburger in Caseville, Saginaw Bay, Sailing.

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