Noted author and poet Theodore Roethke was born in Saginaw Michigan. His upbringing working in greenhouses in the area shaped his work.
The Brenke Fish Ladder was built in 1981. Its to help fish swimming up the Grand River pass the dam without injury. The fish ladder is a peaceful place to visit along the river.
In the summer of 2015, underwater explorers made history by conducting a five-day archeological survey of a Bell P-39Q Airacobra fighter plane in Lake Huron.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has issued a warning about Oak Wilt fungus being extremely prevalent this Spring and Summer.
One of the trees that are susceptible to the disease is the Northern Pin Oaks which are prevalent along the shore and in the dune forests and wood lots in the Upper Thumb.
Steven W. Donahue was born and grew up on his family farm near Port Hope. He moved away and started studying the arts, including photography becoming an accomplished artist and photographer with over 50 years of work.
Huron County blocks off an public lake access point and boat ramp at Oak Beach County Park. Used for over 50 years by fishermen and kayakers. A group has formed to protest and seek improvements to the boat launch.
The accidental find of the Marshal Sandstone formation in Michigan’s Upper Thumb in 1834 gave rise to one of the areas first industries. Grindstone City became famous for its production of huge grinding wheels until a disruptive technology change slid the industry into obsolescence.
Michigan author Jeffrey Eugenides was born in Detroit. This Pulitzer-winning author is best known for his 1993 novel, The Virgin Suicides.
Eugenides a contributing writer for the New Yorker magazine. His latest published work is a collection of short stories written between 1988 and 2017 called Fresh Complaint. Reports indicate that a fourth novel is forthcoming.