Veterans Day

Veteran’s Day 2009, photo by Andy_Tanguay. When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? ~George Canning Today and this weekend there will be ceremonies and parades honoring those who have fallen in defense of our nation. Here’s a listing of Michigan Veteran’s Day events and our Veterans Day post on Absolute Michigan has some … Continue reading Veterans Day

Veterans Day at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly

holly 107, photo by jmbarclay. Today is Veterans Day and I hope everyone gets a chance to to take some time to remember those who have served and are serving our nation. I’m pretty sure this photo is from the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. The Holly cemetery is the second national cemetery … Continue reading Veterans Day at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly

The Colors of Agate Beach

The Colors of Agate Beach, photo by Neil Weaver Neil took this photo on Agate Beach in Grand Marais on Lake Superior. It’s a popular spot for rockhounds. Superior Trails has an article on agate beaches around Lake Superior that says in part: Veteran Agate Hunters will troll gravel pits, riversides, hiking trails, roadsides, as … Continue reading The Colors of Agate Beach

Even Wally Pipp didn’t get Wally Pipped!

via “Everything You Know About Wally Pipp Is Wrong” on Absolute Michigan… Wally Pipp’s Final Resting Spot, photo by PPWWIII True confession: My father was a veritable baseball encyclopedia good enough for a scholarship at Yale whose love of the game kept him around baseball and me steeped in it. That said, though I learned the story … Continue reading Even Wally Pipp didn’t get Wally Pipped!

Remembering Red Wings legend Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe 1960s, photo by Edward Noble (via Wayne T. ‘Tom’ Helfrich) The Detroit Red Wings shared the sad news that hockey legend Gordie Howe passed away yesterday morning. The Hockey Hall of Fame has an excellent profile of Gordie Howe that reads (in part): Gordie Howe is referred to as simply “Mr. Hockey”. World War II had just … Continue reading Remembering Red Wings legend Gordie Howe

Charles Stewart Mott and the Mott Foundation Building

The Mott Foundation Building in Flint, photo by Steve Brown My post on Tuesday generated a little controversy because I stated who I was supporting in Michigan’s primary and also that I’d continue to share my personal opinions here on Michigan in Pictures. Most readers who commented agreed, including Jim Schaefer who shared the most powerful comment … Continue reading Charles Stewart Mott and the Mott Foundation Building

Michigan Ghost Towns: Aral at Otter Creek

Esch Beach, Otter Creek, photo by Sara Hunt/oni_one_ The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore tells the rich tale of the ghost town Aral: Aral was located on Lake Michigan where Otter Creek empties into the Lake just south of Esch Road, a few miles south of Empire, MI. Today this is one of the most popular … Continue reading Michigan Ghost Towns: Aral at Otter Creek

#TBT: Wreck of the Carl D. Bradley

Carl D. Bradley, photo by John Rochon If you know of any shipwreck on the Great Lakes, chances are it’s the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald. While that was no doubt a terrible tragedy, my vote for the most grievous loss is the S.S. Carl D Bradley which sank 56 years ago next Tuesday on November 18, … Continue reading #TBT: Wreck of the Carl D. Bradley