fbpx

History of Caseville in Pictures and Postcards

Caseville Postcard

Pictures and Postcards do a great job of capturing a moment in time. We found these gems throughout the Internet and made the collection from the 1800s thru the 1960s. They are a fascinating glimpse of Caseville’s history in pictures. It’s also amazing what has not really changed over the past 80 years. Many buildings and landmarks are still visible today.

Caseville’s history in pictures shows its transformation from lumbering to an industrial village and finally to a resort and tourist town. While the railroad was completed in 1881 delivering freight and passengers it never had the tourist appeal that Bay Port with its fine hotel and Pointe Aux Barques with its resort cottages. The Upper Thumb tourism industry got its start with the completion of M-25 around the Thumb in the 1930s. M-25 was Michigan’s first scenic highway.

Today, Caseville is known for its large beachfront, excellent harbor, and its festivals. Ribstock kicks off the summer with BBQ and great country music, Cheeseburger in Caseville pays tribute to Jimmy Buffet music, grilled burgers, and a chance to be a Parrothead for a week and Shanty Days offers a mid-winter blast of fun on the ice.

Related Caseville History in Pictures and Postcards Reading

Upperthumb Banner

Caseville Cheeseburger Parade of Tropical Fools

2020/08/port-crescent-grist-mill.jpg?fit=2048,1525&ssl=1

Highlight for the 21st annual 2019 Caseville Cheeseburger Parade of Tropical Fools starts Wednesday, August 14th at 5:30 pm along Main Street. The parade route starts near Huron Street and ends at the Caseville County Park. No word yet on who will show up but there always seems to be rumors hinted of a possible showing by an entertainer who fostered the festival’s namesake.

Premier of Film “Chasing Jimmy” Plays in Caseville.

Chasing Jimmy

A sold out crowd at the Bay Theater got their first glimpse of the locally produced movie “Chasing Jimmy”. The documentary film was written produced and directed by Bob Brown a resident of Sand Point and executive producer and managing partner at Charity Island Pictures, LLC. This film chronicles the writer’s effort to invite tropical … Read more