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1873 : Elk Rapids Iron Co. Produces First Iron
1873 : Elk Rapids Iron Co. Produces First Iron
Jun 24 all-day
On June 24, 1873, the Elk Rapids Iron Co. produced its first blast of iron. Elk Rapids was once one of the nation’s greatest producers of iron. Its furnace stood 47 feet tall and 12 … Continue reading "1873 : Elk Rapids Iron Co. Produces First Iron"
1882: Founder of Stroh’s Beer Dies
1882: Founder of Stroh’s Beer Dies
Jun 24 all-day
1882: Founder of Stroh's Beer Dies
Bernard Stroh ( (August 20, 1822-June 24, 1882) was born in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany and learned the beer brewing trade from his father.   Around the time of the German Revolution, he left his homeland in 1848, … Continue reading "1882: Founder of Stroh’s Beer Dies"
1906 : Free Press Starts Drive To Send Crippled Girls and Boys To Camp; Establishes Free Air Camp
1906 : Free Press Starts Drive To Send Crippled Girls and Boys To Camp; Establishes Free Air Camp
Jun 24 all-day
Fresh Air Camp: On June 24, 1906, the Free Press runs a box asking readers to “wrap up a nickel in a piece of paper and send it to the Free Press to be used … Continue reading "1906 : Free Press Starts Drive To Send Crippled Girls and Boys To Camp; Establishes Free Air Camp"
1960 : Houghton-Hancock Bridge Almost Taken Out By Ship
1960 : Houghton-Hancock Bridge Almost Taken Out By Ship
Jun 24 all-day
1960 : Houghton-Hancock Bridge Almost Taken Out By Ship
On June 24, 1960, the day before the new Houghton-Hancock Bridge over Portage Lake in the Upper Peninsula was to be formally dedicated, the steamer J.F. Schoellkopf almost collided with the bridge. Captain Albert Wilhelmy … Continue reading "1960 : Houghton-Hancock Bridge Almost Taken Out By Ship"
2001 : Michigan’s First Amber Alert Anniversary
2001 : Michigan’s First Amber Alert Anniversary
Jun 24 all-day
Since it launched in Michigan in 2001, 295 of 304 children involved in AMBER Alerts have been recovered alive. The Michigan Association of Broadcasters spends between $35,000 and $40,000 a year to fund the program, … Continue reading "2001 : Michigan’s First Amber Alert Anniversary"
2016 : James Riley Sr. Dies, Founder of Lansing’s Oldest Black-Owned Funeral Home
2016 : James Riley Sr. Dies, Founder of Lansing’s Oldest Black-Owned Funeral Home
Jun 24 all-day
James Riley Sr., founder of the oldest black-owned funeral home, and perhaps the oldest black-owned business in Lansing, died June 24. He was 93. James Russell Riley Sr. was born in Memphis, Tenn., on Sept. 22, 1922. … Continue reading "2016 : James Riley Sr. Dies, Founder of Lansing’s Oldest Black-Owned Funeral Home"
Log Cabin Day (Last Sunday of June)
Log Cabin Day (Last Sunday of June)
Jun 24 all-day
Log Cabin Day (Last Sunday of June)
The last Sunday in June of each year shall be known as “log cabin day”. History: 1989, Act 60, Imd. Eff. June 16, 1989 (MCL 435.241) Michigan isn’t a state outsiders usually associate with log … Continue reading "Log Cabin Day (Last Sunday of June)"
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