Archives of Michigan is now in possession of a collection of Ora Labora letters written in English and Old German by Emil and Bertha Baur and other family members. They were found in Cincinnati in 1974 and sent to the Historical Society of Michigan in 2018. They are in process of being prepared for availability online
The Letters from Ora Labora 1862 – 1898. Offers a glimpse of the challenges of being a religious pioneer in Michigan’s Wilderness.
This is a collection of stories written through the years.
Bay Port Michigan is known for the paranormal. Bay Port is the site of a publicly acknowledged haunted Bed & Breakfast Inn and you can walk through a cemetery of a vanished religious colony, and see the site of a haunted hotel that was never rebuilt.
In October of 1871, a great forest fire swept across much of the Thumb region including the section of Michigan that included the lands of the former colony of Ora Labora. The colony was in the process of being disbanded and the lands sold off, but large holdings remained including some cabins and buildings. The colony’s benefactor and primary landowner, the Harmony Society immediately sent $200 for distribution among the needy.
The Washington Post recently reported that three Thumbwind Publications websites are part of Google’s C4 dataset. Inclusion in this dataset highlights the quality, relevance, and diversity of their content. However, it also raises potential privacy concerns and necessitates responsible data management.
The Ora Labora Experiment is an excerpt from a common historical document that has been scanned and re-published numerous times on the Internet from the …
A task for all early pioneers in Michigan was to make a log cabin. The Bad Axe Historical Society is the curator of the largest collection of authentically restored pioneer log buildings in the state.
Those researching Michigan Genealogy have a new resource provided by the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan DNR. Over 10 million records including death and naturalization records, which family researchers use to learn more about their family’s history.