In 1831, two 26-year-old, French aristocrats, Alexis De Tocqueville, and Gustave de Beaumont, decided to strike out, in what today’s terms, would be the ultimate road trip. Namely, traveling overland from Detroit, to the last “white” settlement in the Northwest Territories, to Saginaw Michigan.
Harbor Beach native Frank Murphy was a political heavyweight in the 1930s-1940’s. Frank Murphy was born in Harbor Beach Michigan in 1890. He was the 39th governor of Michigan and was on the United States Supreme Court. He was the voice of anti racist dissent against Japanese American Internment during WWII.