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A Historical Timeline of Michilimackinac

On Monday evening, September 26, at 6 pm, the Southwest Michigan Postcard Club will host a presentation by Madeline Okerman Adie at the Oshtemo Branch Library entitled “A Historical Timeline of Michilimackinac.” Madeline is the author of Mackinaw City, part of the Postcard History Series from Arcadia Publishing.

The Mackinac Straits Area, including Colonial Michilimackinac, St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, and Mackinac Island, has captivated tourists for generations. Madeline will discuss three different theories about the meaning of Michilimackinac, and then take the audience on an excursion through the history of the Mackinac area from the 1600s until the opening of the Mackinac Bridge in 1957, illustrated with dozens of historic postcard images. “I think I have some interesting trivia about the Mackinac area that many folks don't know!” says Adie.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about one of Michigan’s favorite getaway destinations!



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We used to really like Macinac island, and the no-car rule better still be in effect. Mopeds and bikes only. Have they discovered remains of any of the green wood ships from the great lakes that deflected cannon balls at the bottom of Lake Mich?
I look forward to this program. This club always has such interesting and informative programs.
Mackinac has such a rich history! This program was incredibly informational and helpful. I look forward to learning even more.