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Michigan Politics

Michigan’s Rich Military History

The recent celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Selfridge Air National Guard Base prompts a reflection on Michigan’s rich history as a site of military bases, especially Up North. More...

Nature Notes

Beavers Enjoy Making Island Home

For the last six or seven years, many people who live on the Island or visit Mackinac have been following the exploits of the family of beavers that built a lodge just off the shore near the east point of the harbor in what is locally referred to as More...

HORSE TALES

When It Comes to Horses, How Big Really Is Big?

What horse breeds produce the largest horses, and how big do they get? This was a question recently asked by a friend. She had been noticing several very large horses on Mackinac. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather was very mixed over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The mornings were cool and overcast with some rain, but by noon, the weather cleared and both Saturday and Sunday were very nice afternoons. More...

A Look at History

Robert Stuart Gave Name to Historic Market Street House

The Stuart House, the frame building on Mackinac Island’s Market Street, is 200 years old this fall. It was built by the American Fur Company as an office building and regional headquarters in 1817.  More...

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