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Ora Labora – A Lost Colony in Michigan’s North – Part Three

Part III of the Ora Labora story brings us to 1864. The rapid growth of the colony was costly and the society needs funds to grow. It was time for drastic measures. The raging war in the south was turning in the North’s favor and the colony was on borrowed time until the draft took effect.

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Great Lakes Ship Travel in 1800s

Steamship Traveling on Saginaw Bay The Birth of “Going Up North” Prior to the railroads and highways being built in Michigan’s Thumb region the only quick way to travel between the Upper Thumb and Detroit and Bay City was by steamer. By...

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