Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Over the (Pine) River

Pine River Bridge Wellston, Michigan, photo by John Mickevich It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States that certain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural or other similar values, shall be preserved in free-flowing condition, and … Continue reading Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Over the (Pine) River

Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Manistee River

Manistee River, near Sharon, Michigan, photo by gregorydseman It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States that certain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural or other similar values, shall be preserved in free-flowing condition, and that … Continue reading Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Manistee River

Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Manistee River

Ox Bow on the Manistee River, photo by jimflix!. Michigan has 16 nationally designated Wild & Scenic Rivers. The Wild & Scenic Rivers Act of October 2, 1968 provided for federally designated rivers that “possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural or other similar values.” A 26 mile section of the … Continue reading Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Manistee River

Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Sturgeon River

Along the Sturgeon River, photo by Coder. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States that certain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural or other similar values, shall be preserved in free-flowing condition, and that they … Continue reading Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Sturgeon River

Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Ontonagon River

Upper Bond Falls, photo by James Marvin Phelps. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States that certain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural or other similar values, shall be preserved in free-flowing condition, and that … Continue reading Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Ontonagon River

On the trail of Bigfoot in Michigan

Northern Michigan Being True To Itself by Martin Hogan WWJ News Radio had a feature on last month’s UP Bigfoot Conference in Munising: “We wanted to spread the news, basically, that bigfoot is real, a real thing and in Michigan — specifically the Upper Peninsula.” That’s the message from Richard Meyer, founder and organizer of … Continue reading On the trail of Bigfoot in Michigan

Yesterday to tomorrow with Michigan automobiles

Low-Rider…, photo by Kenneth (Off/On) Two interesting auto-related tidbits came across my desk in the last couple of days. The first is from Deadline Detroit, and shows an excerpt from a 1917 newsreel with a Detroit Police Department driver-safety campaign trying to persuade drivers to slow down. Fast forward to today and beyond with Michigan … Continue reading Yesterday to tomorrow with Michigan automobiles