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The Huron County Poor Farm

The story that follows was gleaned from a biogragical portrait of Bad Axe and the Huron County Poor Farm published about 1900. While edited for content, it contains the language common of that point in time. Bad Axe, Michigan, the Thumb’s Best Town The subject...

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The Northern Michigan Jewish Colony of Palestine

The Northern Michigan Jewish Colony of Palestine located outside of Bad Axe began in the late 1883 and lasted for over 20 years.

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Films Made in Michigan

Sean Penn Comes to Bad Axe This Must Be the Place is a 2011 drama film directed by Paolo Sorrentino, written by Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello and released in the U.S. in 2012.It stars Sean Penn and Frances McDormand. The film deals with a middle-aged wealthy rock star...

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Michigan Upper Thumb Drive-In Theaters

Drive In theaters remained popular until VHS movies took hold of the market in the 1980’s. Yet one still remains in the Thumb. We look back.

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