“Petoskey Stones” are the official stone of Michigan. It’s a fossil coral of the genus hexagonaria. This coral lived approximately 350 million years ago in the sea which used to cover Michigan. It is a compound coral in that many animals lived together in a colony. In each small hexagon chamber is the prehistoric remains of a saltwater marine life. It is called “Petoskey Stone” because it is found mostly around Petoskey in the area of Little Traverse Bay.
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Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts is Petoskey’s original souvenir store, since 1946. Family owned and operated in the heart of downtown Petoskey, Michigan, specializing in Petoskey Stones, mixed stone jewelry, Minnetonka Moccasins, Michigan merchandise, Pendleton, and much more.
Store hours may vary and change, please call ahead
Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts Monday - Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM / Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM
J.W. Shorter & Son Mercantile Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM / Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM
The Katydid Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM / Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM