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1828 : First Territorial Librarian Appointed
1828 : First Territorial Librarian Appointed
Jul 3 all-day
Like many early pioneers, Henry Schoolcraft came to the Michigan Territory from upstate New York. In 1822 he accepted an appointment at Sault Ste. Marie as an Indian agent for the territory. From 1827 to … Continue reading "1828 : First Territorial Librarian Appointed"
1863 : Custer Leads Michigan Calvary Brigade at Gettysberg
1863 : Custer Leads Michigan Calvary Brigade at Gettysberg
Jul 3 all-day
1863 : Custer Leads Michigan Calvary Brigade at Gettysberg
It was unusual in the Union army for all the regiments in a brigade to be from the same state, but the Wolverine Brigade was one of the exceptions. Three days before the fighting started … Continue reading "1863 : Custer Leads Michigan Calvary Brigade at Gettysberg"
1897 : Village of Lake Ann Burns
1897 : Village of Lake Ann Burns
Jul 3 all-day
On July 3, 1897, a small spark arose, creating a huge blaze, soon engulfing the small village of Lake Ann in flames. The fire swept out all 50 buildings making up the village’s downtown, and … Continue reading "1897 : Village of Lake Ann Burns"
1959 : Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Visit Windsor and Detroit
1959 : Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Visit Windsor and Detroit
Jul 3 all-day
On July 3, 1959 : Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip helped celebrate the First Annual Freedom Festival in Windsor. Arriving by train, the Royal Party transferred to the Royal Yacht Britannia and sailed up the … Continue reading "1959 : Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Visit Windsor and Detroit"
1973 : Gaylord vs. Gaylord (Sibling Rivalry)
1973 : Gaylord vs. Gaylord (Sibling Rivalry)
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1973 : Gaylord vs. Gaylord (Sibling Rivalry)
On July 3, 1973, Detroit Tigers pitcher Jim Perry started against the Indians in Cleveland. Except that Cleveland’s starter was his brother, Gaylord Perry. This was the first time in American League history that brothers … Continue reading "1973 : Gaylord vs. Gaylord (Sibling Rivalry)"
2013 : Stars and Stripes Forever
2013 : Stars and Stripes Forever
Jul 3 all-day
To put you in the right state of mind for the 4th of July, listen to the Stars and Stripes Forever recorded by John Philip Sousa’s own band back on August 14, 1903, courtesy of … Continue reading "2013 : Stars and Stripes Forever"
2018 : Charlevoix’s Castle Farms Celebrates Centennial
2018 : Charlevoix’s Castle Farms Celebrates Centennial
Jul 3 all-day
2018 : Charlevoix's Castle Farms Celebrates Centennial
July 3-5, 2018 It’s a castle. It’s a site for weddings. It’s an extraordinary garden. It is — or at least was — a giant rockin’ concert venue. And this year, it is 100 years … Continue reading "2018 : Charlevoix’s Castle Farms Celebrates Centennial"
2018 : Signs Your Were Born and Raised in Michigan
2018 : Signs Your Were Born and Raised in Michigan
Jul 3 all-day
1. You know what euchre is. And how to pronounce it. 2. You grew up with German, Polish, or Norwegian influence. Maybe you ate, or still eat, sauerkraut regularly, or perhaps, like me, your family … Continue reading "2018 : Signs Your Were Born and Raised in Michigan"
2021 : President Visits Central Lake, Traverse City
2021 : President Visits Central Lake, Traverse City
Jul 3 all-day
When a reporter behind the King’s Orchard farm store counter asked President Joe Biden what brought him to Michigan, his answer was brief: cherry pie. He said as much after picking out several pies, from … Continue reading "2021 : President Visits Central Lake, Traverse City"
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