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History Tidbits- Cherry LaMont, Daredevil

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St. Ignace, Michigan In August 1927, Cherry LaMont, “greatest living daredevil”, completed a 100-hour, non-stop, no eat or sleep drive through the eastern Upper Peninsula. He drove for five days and nights, hand-cuffed to the steering wheel of an enclosed … Continue reading History Tidbits- Cherry LaMont, Daredevil

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History Tidbits- John Alexander Jamieson

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St. Ignace, Michigan John Alexander Jamieson was born in Quebec in August 1835 and was an expert millwright there until he came to St. Ignace in 1892. After purchasing the Mackinaw Lumber Company, he operated it on the old mill … Continue reading History Tidbits- John Alexander Jamieson

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History Tidbits- Father Marquette Statue

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St. Ignace, Michigan The Old Mission Church Association- comprised of the Knights of Columbus and the Diocese of Marquette- commissioned a statue of Father Marquette. The life-size figure was sculpted by Aldo Pera, a graduate of the Royal Academy of … Continue reading History Tidbits- Father Marquette Statue

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History Tidbits- Illegal Gambling on Mackinac Island

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St. Ignace, Michigan On a Sunday in July, 1935, a squad comprised of Michigan State Police and Mackinac County law enforcement officers carried out a raid on an illegal Mackinac Island gambling establishment. Twenty slot machines, valued at $50.00  each … Continue reading History Tidbits- Illegal Gambling on Mackinac Island

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History Tidbits- St. Helena

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St. Ignace, Michigan This description of St. Helena Island appeared in October 28, 1887 issue of the St. Ignace News: “The island of approximately 250 acres is covered with forest, predominately evergreens, except for 50-60 acres of cleared, cultivated acres. … Continue reading History Tidbits- St. Helena

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