History of Harriet Quimby

History of Harriet Quimby

First licensed U.S. female pilot, queen of the Channel crossing By P.G. Misty SheehanCurrent Contributor Earlier this month was the 109th anniversary of a special event for the history of the world, and for our neck of the woods. Harriet Quimby (1875-1912)—who spent her childhood in what is now known as Arcadia Township in Manistee […]

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Lumberjacks and Cracker Jacks

Lumberjacks and Cracker Jacks

By P.G. Misty Sheehan Ghost towns—sometimes called “boomtowns”—were formerly bustling communities where a natural resource, such as gold, was exploited and subsequently depleted, then the town was quickly abandoned. Most people are aware of Wild West ghost towns, such as California’s famous Tombstone or Bodie, but they are generally unaware of Northern Michigan’s host of […]

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