102 Years Ago in Harbor Beach History

Harbor Beach Times Masthead

102 years ago illustrations started to appear in the newspapers of Michigan’s Upper Thumb. The following was on the front page of the Harbor Beach Times on January 5th, 1917. Was food scarce? Coal was also in short supply causing layoffs of fisherman and the sugar beet processing plant in Mt. Clemens. It’s an interesting … Read more

Michigan Deer Season: The #1 Big Buck Pole at Scotts

Scotty's Truck Stop

During Michigan deer season, Scott’s Quick Stop is a great mid-way break if you’re driving back and forth between the Thumb and the Detroit area. During the start of the season, it’s a must-stop to see the buck pole. Ice Cream, Gas, and Ammo, it’s unique combination that seems to work. The truck stop sits … Read more

ThumbWind Translations in Many Languages

ThumbWind Footer

The Upper Thumb in Any Language This has been a big growth year for our little blog. With over 4,000 followers we were noticing visits from all over the world. However, our visitors from Germany, Japan, and other countries were frustrated by our inability to accommodate their local language. ThumbWind can now be viewed and … Read more

Wind Farm Secessionists

Lake Township Michigan

This post was published in May 2012 at the height of new zoning in Lake Township. While the split did not occur, it denotes the deep wounds that wind development can incur on a community. Huron County, Michigan – Twenty-one large landowners, unhappy with the outcome of a public referendum vote in February which curtailed the unbridled … Read more