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Michigan: first in and first out of Prohibition

The month of May marks the anniversary of Michigan Prohibition, which began on May 1, 1917. “But wait," say those of you who know your Constitutional History. “Prohibition was the 18th Amendment and that took effect on January 17, 1920.” Well, my friends, the state of Michigan, which is now home to Beer City USA, passed a prohibition

Michigan: first in and first out of Prohibition2020-03-04T14:59:20-05:00

Bless you boys: a history of the Detroit Tigers

April. It is officially spring, and there is much going on in the world of sports. In hockey, the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin, as do the NBA playoffs, and of course one NCAA basketball team will experience ‘One Shining Moment’ on April 8 and become National Champions. However, if you’re like me, when I think of sports

Bless you boys: a history of the Detroit Tigers2020-03-04T15:00:04-05:00

Remembering Michigan native and national hero Roger Chaffee

January 27, 1967 started just like any other day for most Americans. There was much excitement through the nation as three men prepared for another mission in space. The three astronauts knew that in a month, their mission could make history. Unfortunately, they did make history, but were not able to enjoy their fame or accolades. Grand

Remembering Michigan native and national hero Roger Chaffee2020-03-04T14:50:07-05:00

The ‘Frostbitten Convention’ that secured our beloved Upper Peninsula

This time of year often brings some heated college football rivalries, and none more nationally-known than the University of Michigan versus Ohio State University. It seems as though these two colleges, and by extension, these two states, have a deep animosity toward one another. When did this start? How did it happen? Well, readers, I have a theory, and it goes

The ‘Frostbitten Convention’ that secured our beloved Upper Peninsula2020-03-04T14:51:11-05:00

How a Michigan man became a WWII veteran of two countries

With this being the month of November, I thought it appropriate to write an article about a hometown veteran. To me, the story of Joseph Beyrle is made for Hollywood. Joe was an American soldier who was given accolades by both the United States and the Soviet Union. He was a hero who deserves to have his

How a Michigan man became a WWII veteran of two countries2020-03-04T14:40:02-05:00

5 ways to support military heroes past and present

More than 2,000 Michiganders are actively serving in the military today, and 658,469 of our neighbors are veterans, according to the US Department of Veteran Affairs. They deserve our gratitude and support. Here are some simple ways you can express your gratitude this month and throughout the year. Schedule a Pickup Spring is an excellent time to

5 ways to support military heroes past and present2020-03-04T14:40:23-05:00

Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame seeks new medallion design

Calling all female artists with a passion for history and equal rights. The Michigan Women's Hall of Fame is looking for a talented local woman to create a new medallion that will be used to commemorate those who will be inducted into the prestigious organization. The design selected will be on a display at the museum going forward.

Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame seeks new medallion design2020-03-04T14:30:27-05:00

Honoring Michigan’s first female conservation officer

Huldah Neal led an interesting life and is shown here in her later years. As the nation’s first female game warden. Neal patrolled Grand Traverse County on foot, horseback and in a rowboat to enforce the state’s fish and game laws. She not only had an immediate impact on the rampant poaching that plagued her area,

Honoring Michigan’s first female conservation officer2020-03-04T14:29:36-05:00
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