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Homes that speak to us

By Maggie Catchick-HoughtonMackinac Journal July 2011 — Time, geography, people and events uniquely shape each community. It is the combination of the individual pieces—houses and yards, stores

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You Call, We Haul:" The USS Cheboygan County

By By Matthew J. Friday Mackinac Journal October 2011 — Local history is composed of many different facets.  From important former citizens to big events to any number...

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Curse of the Copper

By By Jon Paul Michaels & Brent Michaels Mackinac Journal September 2011 —  As mid-summer afternoons on northern Lake Huron go, August 9, 1865 wasn’t anything special. A...

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Dealing with the snows of winters past

By By Matthew J. Friday Mackinac Journal November 2011 — It seems hard to believe, but after a warm summer and an incredible start to the fall, temperatures...

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Bridging our local history

One Sunday afternoon during the unseasonably warm weather in early October, I joined some friends for a leisurely cruise on the Inland Route.  Sailing from...

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Christmas Tree Ship brightened the Chicago holiday

The Christmas season is a time rich with traditions and fond family memories of years gone by. One tradition most identified with the holiday season...  Visit website

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A boy's January in 1883 on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Journal Fort Mackinac,Mackinac, Michigan1883 January 188314thI am ten years old today. We had turkey and other good things for dinner. The ground has been covered...

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Mail call!

Today it seems that we are often hearing about changes to the postal service, yet the mail is something that we often just take for...

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