From National Parks

Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island

The most important place for us to visit on Mackinac Island was Fort Mackinac.  This island fort is not to be confused with Fort Michilimackinac, which I wrote about last week.  Fort Michilimackinac was built by the French and was a center of the fur trade with as many Native Americans and European Americans in …

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Glen Haven in Sleeping Bear Dunes

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was established in 1970, which means that much of the land along the 35 miles of designated lakeshore was already privately owned.  In order to preserve the land, the park service gradually bought up the private properties.  One of these private properties was the town of Glen Haven on the …

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