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Grosse Ile Naval Air Station

The Grosse Ile Naval Air Station was, at the time of its operation, located on the southern tip of the island of Grosse Ile in the Detroit River.  Although this air station is relatively unknown it played a major part…

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Naval Air Station Grosse Ile

  Although most people have probably not heard of, or know anything about, the Naval Air Station in Grosse Ile, Michigan, it was at one time a very important military base for the United States. Built in 1927, and lasting…

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Montgomery C. Meigs and Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne is often associated with the American Civil War as the starting point for many Michigan regiments that went South. It is not often associated with one man’s personal vendetta against Robert E. Lee. Fort Wayne was built in…

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Fort Drummond Occupation

Fort Drummond was significant because it was the only known military and civilian site established by British forces on American soil after the War of 1812.  This fort was established with the main purpose of continuing to influence Native American…

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Fort Detroit and the Surrender of Detroit

Fort Detroit would prove to be an important location for a series of attacks against the British during the War of 1812. The fort however would be put under the command of a General who would end up surrendering the…

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CG Search for SS Milwaukee

  The SS Milwaukee set out on October 22,1929 from Milwaukee with 52 men and cargo headed to Grand Haven on its routine voyage across Lake Michigan. Later that day the ship would sustain damage and sink prompting a large…

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KI Renovations during the Cold War

County Road 460 was built in 1966 during the Cold War in order to give KI Sawyer an easier access route to highway U.S. 41. The highway went all the way up to Marquette before a primary road was reached…

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Calumet Air Force Station

Introduction The Red Scare, Dooms Day Clock, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. What do all of these have in Common? The Cold War.  Part of the United States first line of Defense during the Cold War was the 665th Radar…

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1st Regiment of Michigan Engineers

  This article will explain the history and impact of the 1st regiment of Michigan engineers had on the Civil War. The Michigan Engineers were a volunteer regiment from west and central Michigan. They were involved in the battles of the…

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The 16th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War

The date was March 4th, 1861 and Lincoln had just taken office when the Confederacy attacked Fort Sumter. From this point on we were no longer a unified country, but a country divided by interests. Many men from Michigan were…

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