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1818 : First Steamboat on the Upper Great Lakes Arrives in Detroit
1818 : First Steamboat on the Upper Great Lakes Arrives in Detroit
Aug 27 all-day
1818 : First Steamboat on the Upper Great Lakes Arrives in Detroit
On August 27, 1818, the Walk-in-the-Water, the first steamboat on the Upper Great Lakes, arrived in Detroit. She was owned by the Lake Erie Steamboat Company and ran between Buffalo and Detroit, with additional stops … Continue reading "1818 : First Steamboat on the Upper Great Lakes Arrives in Detroit"
1856 : Lincoln Visits Kalamazoo
1856 : Lincoln Visits Kalamazoo
Aug 27 all-day
1856 : Lincoln Visits Kalamazoo
Lincoln Campaign Button, 1860. From the Archives of Michigan collections. Abraham Lincoln only once set foot on Michigan soil when he visited Kalamazoo on August 27, 1856 to campaign for Presidential Candidate John Charles Fremont. … Continue reading "1856 : Lincoln Visits Kalamazoo"
1866 : John Taylor Lynched in Mason
1866 : John Taylor Lynched in Mason
Aug 27 all-day
A former mulatto Civil War soldier was lynched in Mason on August 27, 1866, accused of attacking a local farmer’s female relatives with an ax in a dispute over wages. The rest of the story: … Continue reading "1866 : John Taylor Lynched in Mason"
2010 : Native Americans Asserting John Jay Treaty Rights By Canoeing Across Detroit River and Back
2010 : Native Americans Asserting John Jay Treaty Rights By Canoeing Across Detroit River and Back
Aug 27 all-day
2010 : Native Americans Asserting John Jay Treaty Rights By Canoeing Across Detroit River and Back
Led by the American Indian Movement of Michigan, Native Americans are getting back to their roots on Friday, August 27, 2010 with a Detroit River Canoe Crossing to enforce the 1974 Jay Treaty Rights (see … Continue reading "2010 : Native Americans Asserting John Jay Treaty Rights By Canoeing Across Detroit River and Back"
2018 : Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visits East Lansing, MSU
2018 : Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visits East Lansing, MSU
Aug 27 all-day
2018 : Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visits East Lansing, MSU
August 26-27, 2018: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited East Lansing to talke and field questions at the East Lansing High School Theater, the Breslin Center, and at the Kellogg Center. The girl from the … Continue reading "2018 : Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visits East Lansing, MSU"
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