On Aug. 18, 1926, a giant Traverse City cherry pie on President Calvin Coolidge’s dinner table brought great attention to the region’s pastry. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reported that the pie was shipped to Coolidge by college friend Wallace Keep, a Traverse City resident. The pie contained 5,000 cherries, weighed 46 pounds, and measured nearly three feet across. The President, First Lady and some elder statesmen dined on the pie while at the summer White House in the Adirondacks.
Source: Michigan Every Day