History

When piecing together a jigsaw puzzle, do you ever wonder who made the first one, or how the jigsaw puzzle was invented? We did a little search on the history of the puzzle and learned quite a bit. When was the first jigsaw puzzle made?: The first puzzles ever made go back to the 1760s when ...
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Categories:  For the Home

Michigan is a large state with a long history, and the list of famous native sons and daughters is a long one. It includes everyone from famous inventors to artists to politicians. Here are just a few that are household names around the country. 1. Francis Ford Coppola, the famous Hollywood directo...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Travel

In 1931, the high school students from Levering, six miles north of Pellston, were moved to Pellston High School and the Levering High School was closed. There were several new students in Pellston, and one was Ruth E. Cooper, a petite girl with light-colored curly hair. She was a junior, and Carl...
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Categories:  Events, Holiday Love

Paul Bunyan is probably the best known hero in American Folklore. Tall tales about the exploits of this larger-than-life lumberjack and his faithful sidekick, Babe, the Big Blue Ox, are over one hundred years old. While the exact origin of Bunyan isn’t known, he certainly has at least one of his o...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

What do the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus have in common? More than you might think. Like Santa and his presents, the Easter Bunny and his eggs have their roots in European, religious folklore, invented to make kids behave themselves. It seems the parenting tactic of bribing your kids to behave is...
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Categories:  Holiday Love

This week, people all over the world celebrated International Women's Day, a day to recognize the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. Below are a list of 10 women from Michigan who whose impact has been felt in Michigan, the nation and around the world. ...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

Michigan winters are known for their cold and snow. Based on statewide averages, our state ranks as the sixth snowiest in The Union. On a list of snowiest U.S. cities with populations greater than 100,000, Michigan has the most with four cities in the top 25. Grand Rapids is highest at number four. ...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

The Presidential Inauguration takes place today. Donald Trump, perhaps the most controversial president-elect in history, will become the 45th president, making him the 7th person from the state of New York to hold the highest seat in the land. Michigan is one of only 17 other states to produce a U....
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Categories:  Michigan Love

It's the end of September and we are looking a head into October here in Northern Michigan and fall is finally showing her colors. Mornings are cool, afternoons are warm and breezy and the leaves are slowly starting to change colors. Friday October 14th through Sunday October 16th celebrates the He...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Petoskey, Travel

Michigan celebrated its 178th birthday this past Tuesday. In honor of the Mitten State’s milestone, here’s a quiz to test how well you know your Michigan cities and towns. An answer key is at the bottom of the article. This City was the first in the nation to pave a road with concrete. Thi...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Travel