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Month: October 2015

Action at Nottawasaga River

The action at Nottawasaga happened in 1814, which was part of the battle late in the War of 1812. The purpose of this action was wrecking the supply base of the British troops in Nottawasaga so that the United States…

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The Battle of Phillip’s Corner (1835)

The Battle of Phillips Corners is proof of civil disunion that predates the Civil War. Where altercations of which have permanently changed the border lines of America’s maps as well as established the Upper Peninsula of Michigan’s existence. The military…

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Major Julian Schuster

Julian Schuster was a Major in the US Army Air Corp from 1939 to 1943.  He performed trouble-shooting and diagnostic work on aircraft in the Pacific Theater of War up until his death in a plane crash in 1943. Born…

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Fort Mackinac from 1815 to the Civil War

After the War of 1812, the military significance of Fort Mackinac slowly declined. As it was no longer needed to defend against British forces in Canada, it was used as a troop reserve and an important fur trading post. The fort was…

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The Stonewall Regiment 17th MI Volunteers

The Civil War, a bloody conflict that engulfed the entire nation, fought by ordinary men who accomplished the extraordinary. Forever immortalized in monuments, these men came from the same towns as you and me. The 17th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment…

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Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry

Oliver Hazard Perry was born August 23, 1785 to Sarah Wallace Alexander and United States Naval Captain Christopher Raymond Perry in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. Perry had three sisters and four brothers, one of which, Matthew Calbraith Perry, would also…

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Lake Michigan FM-2 Wildcat Recovery

In December 2012, a WWII aircraft,FM-2 Wildcat 57039 was discovered and salvaged in Lake Michigan. Between 1942 and 1945, the U.S. Navy converted two passenger steam ships to act as training carriers in Lake Michigan. During WWII, most naval aviators…

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Detroit Riots of 1967

In the summer of 1967, the Detroit riots destroyed the city, which lead to hundreds of buildings being destroyed, even more people  arrested, and dozens killed and injured.  The National Guard was mobilized to help control the riots, and was effective.…

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Battle of Wisconsin Heights: Indian Focus

The Sauk, Fox, and Kickapoo Indians fought bravely at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. This battle acted as a turning point in the 1832 Black Hawk War as it signified the beginning of the end.  The militias had caught up…

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665th Aircraft Control and Warning

The 665th Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron was active for nearly four decades. From the moment of its activation in 1951 the 665th AWCS played a significant role in the Keweenaw both economically and socially. The social relationship between station and…

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