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« Reply #120 on: April 07, 2018, 09:59:48 AM »

I can vaguely remember this.  We only lived about 18 miles from the airport but it could have been a million miles for all I knew.  We didn't know anyone that died so it was just something that filled the local paper and radio and television news for several days.  It was the early era of turbo prop airliners and I never did fly on a Viscount although I would ultimately fly a few later turboprops in and out of that same airport during my Army days. 

Here are links to a couple of different articles from yesterday.  One from Mlive and one from the local Midland Newspaper.  The airport is technically at Auburn but is considered the 'Tri City' (Midland, Bay City, Saginaw) airport.  Midland is the smallest of the 'tri' but is the closest to Auburn. 

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2018/04/60_years_ago_47_died_at_mbs_in.html


https://www.ourmidland.com/news/article/The-crash-of-Flight-67-was-60-years-ago-12811196.php
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« Reply #121 on: April 14, 2018, 11:57:35 AM »

Although the ship served on Lake Michigan it carried Pere Marquette Railroads freight cars.  The Pere Marquette Railroad had a major presence in Monroe County at the time with the large yard just south of Erie and between The Dixie and Telegraph Roads.

When we would ride the ferry over to Wisconsin my Mom always preferred this one since there was more to do and it had more comfortable accommodations. 

https://www.ourmidland.com/lifestyles/article/Throwback-City-of-Midland-car-ferry-11303094.php#photo-13271542
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« Reply #122 on: April 19, 2018, 08:57:15 AM »

Seems like as soon as there are two or more motor vehicles in one location it doesn't take long before someone is boasting "mine is faster than yours" ! 

A nice article from Mlive with 30 motor sports locations around the state.  I remember a few more they didn't mention so I'll have to go do some digging to see if those are still open.

http://www.mlive.com/expo/erry-2018/04/024cc067759785/30_michigan_mustsee_tracks_to.html
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« Reply #123 on: June 06, 2018, 10:32:59 AM »

This metropark is just south of Monroe County.  I did know some of the history involved with the Stranahan family but this article goes into a lot more depth.

http://historymysteryman.com/the-story-of-the-stranahans-champion-spark-plug-and-the-preservation-of-wildwood/
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« Reply #124 on: June 07, 2018, 10:31:39 AM »

BRD,  I've been there many times.  The trails are nice and always busy.  My dept when i worked use to have staff meetings in the Manor House a couple of times a year.
The house has a very nice shooting range in the basement..
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« Reply #125 on: June 07, 2018, 07:48:22 PM »

BRD,  I've been there many times.  The trails are nice and always busy.  My dept when i worked use to have staff meetings in the Manor House a couple of times a year.
The house has a very nice shooting range in the basement..

We've been to the park for a few family gatherings but never made it to the Manor House.  I'll put that on my list of things to do in Toledo 'some day'!
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« Reply #126 on: June 07, 2018, 09:14:38 PM »

I haven't read the link you provided yet.  But maybe it mentions they decorate the Manor house for the holidays.  The Mrs may enjoy that..
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« Reply #127 on: June 08, 2018, 05:54:24 AM »

I haven't read the link you provided yet.  But maybe it mentions they decorate the Manor house for the holidays.  The Mrs may enjoy that..

I don't recall that the article mentions the holiday decorations. 

There was something about the shooting range.  Seems like maybe it originally was an indoor pool.

They did mention that when they built the house they also built a dam in the Ottawa River and diverted part of the flow to the house and then they used the cool river water as part of an air conditioning system for the house. 
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« Reply #128 on: Today at 09:44:14 AM »

If you're over around the Marshal area some people might find this an interesting stop.  We were over there in December and I found while looking for interurban history.  Unfortunately they are closed in the winter.  We'll be heading back at some point.

https://www.mlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2018/06/inside_michigans_gasoline_muse.html
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