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Jenny, Quanicassee’s Beer Drinking Bear

ThumbWind

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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  1. lizMc says:

    I love these kind of local stories, too! Too often the backstory of local lore is lost—thanks for keeping this one in circulation.

  2. Mary Jane Schofield says:

    I am interested in early 1880’s hostory about a camp and crew who “drained the swamps of Quanicasee”…I have a story told to my mother, and related to me of such an event. any information would be appreciated. Seems my great grandfather was a camp boss of such a happening,,????

    • ThumbWind says:

      It seems quite possible. The entire area south of Sand Point to Bay City was swampy. The Ora Labora colony drained hundreds of acres which became some of the finest farmland to this day. Check out a story I have on another site about Ora Labora to tell about conditions of early homesteaders in the 1860s. Its highly possible that your g-g-grandfather knew of the Colony or helped them out later. https://owlcation.com/humanities/A-Lost-Colony-In-Michigans-North . If you have other stories or information I would love to hear about it.

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