Michigan’s Experience with Pandemics – Infographic

Spanish Flu Mortality

Over the past 100 years, the United States and Michigan have been hit with four influenza pandemics. Of all of these, the 1918 outbreak was the most serious in terms of mortality and the two-year duration of the epidemic.

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A Fortnight in the Wilderness by Alexis De Tocqueville

Fortnight In The Wilderness Alexis De Tocqueville

In 1831, two 26-year-old, French aristocrats, Alexis De Tocqueville, and Gustave de Beaumont, decided to strike out, in what today’s terms, would be the ultimate road trip. Namely, traveling overland from Detroit, to the last “white” settlement in the Northwest Territories, to Saginaw Michigan.