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Month: October 2017

The abridged history of Fort Brady

Fort Brady During Fort Brady’s history, it has gone through many changes. From a humble beginning as a small fort on St. Mary’s River to Lake Superior State University’s campus. Fort Brady was an active fort since it’s founding in…

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8th Wisconsin Infantry and Old Abe

Old Abe the War Eagle, became a trademark of Wisconsin’s Civil War history during his service with 8th Wisconsin Infantry throughout the war. Old Abe and the 8th Wisconsin Infantry trained at Camp Randall in Madison. Old Abe served as…

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Capture of Jefferson Davis by the Fourth Michigan

The Fourth Michigan Cavalry had many roles during the Civil War.One event, however, truly stands out. The capture of Jefferson Davis. On May 10th 1865, Davis was captured near Irwinville. There was a brief exchange of fire between the 4th…

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Raco Army Air Field and the CIM-10 BOMARC

Introduction: August 6th and 9th of 1945 marked a turning in World War II, and while Japan’s official surrender would not be for nearly a month later the very nature of warfare had changed. Nearly four years after the bombings Hiroshima and…

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The Graveraet High School Watchtower and John Wasmuth from Marquette, Michigan

Many of our great citizens participated in World War 2 in several different ways. The most memorable of those were our great men and women who went overseas to fight evil and prevent those forces from reaching our homeland. It’s…

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Selfridge Air National Guard Base in the Interwar Period

Following the conclusion of World War I, Selfridge Air Field had a very uncertain future.  Originally, Selfridge Air Field was purchased by the Packard Motor Company in 1916 to begin developing aircraft engines for the fighter planes being used to…

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Henry Dwight Terry – US Army Brigadier General (Civil War)

Overview Henry Dwight Terry was born in Hartford, Connecticut on March 16, 1812 with strong New England roots. When Terry was young he moved to Michigan to study law, where he began his practice in Detroit (2.2). When the Civil…

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The Battle of Stoney Creek

The War of 1812 may be considered as a win or a loss for the United States.  The goal of the war was to capture the British capital of York (modern day Toronto). During this era of war, it was…

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The Last Civil War Veteran of Negaunee

In 1928, veterans of the Spanish-American War, members of the American Legion, and more gathered at St. Paul’s catholic church in Negaunee, Michigan to honor a fellow soldier and loved family and community member. The service was for Peter Trudell,…

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Nike Missile Defense System, Site D-06

The Utica Nike Missile Defense site D-06 was part of the most important defense network in America. That network of Nike Missile ranges was tasked with the protection of the Detroit area from Soviet planes carrying nuclear weapons. This article…

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