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Bay ViewPlaque (Bay View) - 6/2/2023
Established in 1876 as a Methodist camp meeting, this romantically-planned campground was converted to an independent Chautauqua in 1885, a role it served until 1915
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Calumet Historic District (Calumet) - 6/11/2010
The downtown area on the Keweenaw Peninsula known for the Calumet conglomerate lode bearing copper ore.
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City of Milwaukee (Great Lakes Ferry) (Manistee) - 6/2/2023
Between 1931 and 1982, the steel-hulled ship served as a railroad car ferry across Lake Michigan
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Durant-Dort Carriage Company OfficePlaque (Flint) - 6/1/2023
The company was instrumental in the promotion and financing of the carriage and automobile industries; from 1895-1913, Durant ran his automotive business from this office
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Edison Institute (Greenfield Village/Henry Ford Museum) (Dearborn) - 4/14/2006
Founded by automobile industrialist Henry Ford, and based on his desire to preserve items of historical significance and portray the Industrial Revolution
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Ernest Hemingway Cottage (Walloon Lake) - 6/2/2023
From 1904 to 1921, this 1900 structure was the boyhood summer home of author Ernest Hemingway, where he learned to appreciate the outdoors that came to play a major part in his bibliography
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Ford River Rouge Complex (Dearborn) - 4/14/2006
A Ford Motor Company automobile factory complex along the Rouge River, completed in 1928 and at the time the largest integrated factory in the world
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Fort MichilimackinacPlaque (Mackinaw City) - 6/1/2023
An 18th-century French, and later British, fort and trading post at the Straits of Mackinac, now preserved as an historical museum, with reconstructed wooden buildings and palisade
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Grand Hotel (Mackinac Island) - 6/1/2023
Built in the late 19th century, this white clapboard structure is situated on a bluff overlooking Lake Huron and has been called "the American dream of ‘a summer place’."
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Mackinac Island - 6/1/2023
Hosting the northern headquarters of John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company until the 1840s, the island's key role in the early fur trade was secured by its location at the center of the Great Lakes region
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Michigan State Capitol (Lansing) - 6/9/2010
Opening in 1879, it is designed in a Neoclassical (Italianate) style and houses the legislative and executive branches of the government
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Norton Mound Group (Wyoming) - 6/3/2023
From ca. 400 B.C. to A.D. 400, this was an important center of Hopewellian culture in the western Great Lakes region and is considered one of the best-preserved examples in the area
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SS Milwaukee Clipper (Passenger Steamship) (Muskegon) - 6/3/2023
Originally known as Juniata, and carrying around 900 passengers and 120 automobiles in the summer, finished in 1905 she the one of the oldest on the Great Lakes
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St. Ignace MissionPlaque (St. Ignace) - 6/1/2023
This was the location of a mission established by French priest Jacques Marquette, and the site of his burial in 1677; the chapel here was moved from the second 1837 mission
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St. Mary's Falls CanalPlaque (Sault Ste. Marie) - 9/6/1995
A set of parallel locks on the St. Marys River which enable ships to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes
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SS Badger (Ludington) - 6/3/2023
Built in 1952, this is the last Great Lakes rail ferry built, and the last coal-fired passenger vessel operating on the Great Lakes
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USS Edson (Bay City) - 6/1/2023
Built in 1958, she is one of two surviving Forrest Sherman-class destroyers, seeing action from Vietnam
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USS Silversides (Submarine)Plaque (Muskegon) - 6/3/2023
Having sunk a confirmed total of 23 ships during World War II and awarded 12 battle stars and a Presidential Unit Citation, the Gato-class submarine is the most decorated U.S. submarine still in existence
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