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1847 : Governor Alpheus Felch Resigns
1847 : Governor Alpheus Felch Resigns
Mar 3 all-day
On Mar. 3, 1847, Governor Alpheus Felch resigned to become a U.S. Senator instead, and in the process served the shortest gubernatorial tenure in state history — 10 months. Sources : Michigan is Amazing Stewards … Continue reading "1847 : Governor Alpheus Felch Resigns"
1875 : Mackinac Island National Park Established
1875 : Mackinac Island National Park Established
Mar 3 all-day
On March 3, 1875, just three years after the Yellowstone National Park was established, the second national park was designated on Mackinac Island. Twenty years later the park would be turned over to the State … Continue reading "1875 : Mackinac Island National Park Established"
1913 : National Suffrage Parade In Washington, D.C.
1913 : National Suffrage Parade In Washington, D.C.
Mar 3 all-day
1913 : National Suffrage Parade In Washington, D.C.
Less than a century ago, women in the United States were not guaranteed the right to vote. Many courageous groups worked hard at state and local levels throughout the end of the 19th century, making … Continue reading "1913 : National Suffrage Parade In Washington, D.C."
1931 : Isle Royale National Park Authorized
1931 : Isle Royale National Park Authorized
Mar 3 all-day
On March 3, 1931, Congress authorized the creation of Isle Royale National Park. The Chippewa called the island Minong or a “good high place”. By the twentieth century it had passed into the hands of … Continue reading "1931 : Isle Royale National Park Authorized"
2002 : Oscar Warbach, Noted Michigan Conservation Illustrator, Dies
2002 : Oscar Warbach, Noted Michigan Conservation Illustrator, Dies
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2002 : Oscar Warbach, Noted Michigan Conservation Illustrator, Dies
Anyone who has ever viewed Escanaba in da Moonlight probably has his own mental images of deer camps in the Upper Peninsula. However, a State of Michigan Department of Conservation employee, Oscar Warbach, has also … Continue reading "2002 : Oscar Warbach, Noted Michigan Conservation Illustrator, Dies"
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