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Month: October 2016

Coast Guard Festival

The Coast Guard Festival takes place annually in Grand Haven, Michigan, around late July into early August. This is located along the western edge of Lower Michigan bordering Lake Michigan, and is also known as Coast Guard City, USA. In…

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Pontiac’s War and the Siege of Detroit

 Pontiac’s Siege of Detroit was the flashpoint that began what is now commonly referred to as “Pontiac’s Rebellion”.  Discontented with the actions of the British in the region, the Native Americans unified themselves and besieged several forts in the Great…

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The Trade History of Fort Michilimackinac

  Fort Michilimackinac played a pivotal role in the Northwestern fur trading industry from its founding in 1715, up to its abandonment in 1783 . Originally built by the French, Fort Michilimackinac originally came to be as a supply depot…

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Toledo War- Summer of 1835

The Toledo War was a conflict that took place in 1835 between the State of Ohio and the Territory of Michigan. Both sides laid claim to a strip of land including the major commerce hub of Toledo. Tensions were high…

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The 5th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War

It was the spring of 1861. Tensions were high within the young United States of America. As the northern part of the United States started to become more industrialized, the south tended to stay much more rural, with many gentlemen…

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Calumet National Guard Armory

107th Engineering Battalion The 107th Engineer Battalion is a National Guard reserve component stationed across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  It commands the 1430th out of Gladstone, MI, 1431st, out of Calumet, MI, 1432nd out of Kingsford, MI and 1437th…

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PFC Jack Levandoski

17 years old at the Battle of the Bulge in the dense Ardennes forest of France, PFC Jack Levandoski only made it to Europe because his superiors in the U.S. Army’s 232nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd “Rainbow” Division believed he was…

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WWII Naval Drone Training

There were many technological advances in WWII involving the US Navy. The US Navy used a large amount of aircraft carriers for staging airplanes in the Pacific Theater. This technology was implemented in the 1920s, including the USS Langley as…

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George Armstrong Custer Equestrian Monument

The George Armstrong Custer Equestrian Monument was erected to commemorate Custer’s early life and his service during the Civil War. Custer’s rise through the ranks in the US Army during the Civil War was in part due to his charismatic…

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Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center

The Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena Michigan was first established in 1940. This installation was not always a base, however, as it was originally home to an airport, which was built in 1931. The name of the installation has changed…

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