MICHIGAN TRAVEL TIPS
THE HOLOGLOBE PRESS
(The 4th Edition)
Victor Edward Swanson,
RULES OF USE
The material contained within this page is derived from my "fabulous files" of places that vacationers can see in Michigan and Wisconsin, and, in fact, my fabulous files contain information about hundreds of things to see. The material is provided as a public service of Victor Swanson and The Hologlobe Press. Almost all persons and entities, such as radio stations, may freely use the material; neither AAA Michigan nor any employee of AAA Michigan may use, distribute, download, transmit, copy, or duplicate any of the material presented on this page in any way or through any means.
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Recently, I received as a gift a set of die-cast military models, each of which is about three-inches long, and the models--four models--are replicas of vehicles or machines used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War, and one of the models is an M48-A3 "Patton" Tank. The moment that I opened up the gift, I knew why I received it; in the past, I had done research about real military machines that travelers could see at different places in the state of Michigan, and I had done radio reports about some of the machines that I had found. Really, the reason that I received the set of models is I had passed along to radio listeners information about where real Huey helicopters could be seen in the state. One of the models in my military set is an HU-1C "Huey" Iroquois. Some time ago, a man named Glenn C. Chandler sent me information about the real Huey that people can see up close at Alverno, which is in Cheboygan County of the Lower Peninsula and which is not far from Cheboygan. This Huey is listed in my files as "Huey UH-1H," and it was used by the 155th Aviation Company in Vietnam. Today, this Huey is watched over by the guys and gals of Chapter 274 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, and they have the Huey set up at their building, which is along North Black River Road. You should realize this Huey is in the far north of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. In the far south of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is yet another Huey that I know about, and it is at Adrian, Lenawee County. You can see it up close. It is across the street from the VFW Post along M-52 in Adrian. The Huey is listed in my files as H1C. The Huey at Adrian was never used in Vietnam; it was used for training. And I have another Huey listed in my files. It is at the Yankee Air Museum, which is at Willow Run Airport (at Belleville in western Wayne County). I have this Huey listed as "UH-1 Iroquois." I have yet to see any of these Hueys up close. You can see them at almost anytime. The Yankee Air Museum is open most days of the year; some days, it is not open, such as Mondays. The Huey at Adrian and the Huey at Alverno can be seen anytime, even a night. For instance, on a warm summer night, you could stop to see the Huey that is at Alverno, and since it is lighted, you can photograph it as it is presented at night. By the way, I do have a color picture of the Huey at Alverno, which Glenn Chandler sent to me. So, now, you know about three military helicopters that you can see up close in Michigan, and they are things you can show your children and your friends.
Through this edition of Michigan Travel Tips, I have told you about three real Hueys that you can see in Michigan. Also, through this edition of Michigan Travel Tips, I am asking for information. If you know about pieces of military equipment, such as helicopters, jeeps, and tanks, that people can see anytime, because the pieces of military equipment are set up outside such places as VFW Posts, send me (through The Hologlobe Press) a postal card with information about the piece of equipment or pieces of equipment. I will put the information in a future edition of Michigan Travel Tips so that others will know about the things.
Your travel tips for today are:
The Huey helicopter at Adrian, Lenawee County, the Lower Peninsula.
The Huey helicopter at Alverno, Cheboygan County, the Lower Peninsula.
The Huey helicopter at the Yankee Air Museum, Willow Run Airport, Belleville, Wayne County, the Lower Peninsula.
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As a public service, this station and The Hologlobe Press now
pass along some special driving information so that--the next
time you have to take that driver's license test--the test will be
easy to complete. In Michigan, you will find fire hydrants that are
painted such colors as yellow and red, and you might find a hydrant
painted white. In Michigan, you may not park any closer than 15
feet from a fire hydrant. That's no closer than 15 feet. Some
intersections in Michigan have crosswalks, and some intersections
do not. You may park no closer than 15 feet from an intersection
that has no crosswalk and no closer than 20 feet from an
intersection that has a crosswalk. And, if you want to get a
question right on that test, remember you may not park any closer
than 30 feet from a stop sign or traffic light. And that's only
some of "What Every Driver Must Know" in Michigan.
Remember: Be buckled up, and enjoy your safe traveling.
The state of Michigan has a number of museums that feature
military equipment and vehicles, but not all the pieces of real
military equipment that are on display in the state are in museums.
Alverno is a little place in Cheboygan County of the Lower
Peninsula of Michigan. There, a person will find a real Huey
helicopter. It was used by the 155th Aviation Company in Vietnam
in the late 1960s. It is a helicopter that is watched over today by
the gals and guys of Chapter 274 of the Vietnam Veterans of
America, and they have it set up on a stand, and it is a helicopter
that you can see anytime--on any day and at any hour of the day.
In the far south of the Lower Peninsula is Adrian. Across the
street from the VFW Post at Adrian is another Huey helicopter
that travelers can see anytime. While traveling in Michigan,
remember the Hueys at Adrian and Alverno, and enjoy your safe
traveling in Michigan.
And now it's time for me to pass along a "Michigan Travel
Tip" to vacationers, whether from this state or another state.
Along Lake Huron and about thirty miles north of the Blue Water
Bridges at Port Huron is Port Sanilac, and at Port Sanilac is one
of the restored museum-villages of the state--the Sanilac County
Historical Museum and Village. This place of restored buildings
has a Dairy Museum, the Banner Log Cabin, the Huckins School
building, a general store, and other buildings of the 1800s and
early 1900s. A highlight is the Loop-Harrison Home, which was
built in 1872 by Dr. Joseph Miller Loop and his wife. Like some
other museum-villages of the state, the Sanilac County Historical
Museum and Village is only open to general visitors for a few
months of the year--roughly mid-June to early September. The
Hologlobe Press reminds you to keep it in mind, be buckled up,
and enjoy your safe traveling.
Fort Wilkins is at Copper Harbor in the Upper Peninsula of
Michigan, and it's one of the restored forts of the state. Fort
Wayne is at Detroit, and it's another of the restored forts of the
state. The Fort St. Joseph Museum is at Niles, and it is not a
restored fort, though the name of the museum might make a
person believe it is a restored fort, and the name of the museum
does not give a good indication of some of the items it has. For
instance, the museum has a baseball that has Babe Ruth's
autograph, and the place has about a dozen paintings that were
painted by Sitting Bull. Sitting Bull was a Sioux Indian. Besides
items related to Sioux Indians, the museum has Potawatomi
relics. To see the Fort St. Joseph Museum, you travel to Niles,
which is in Berrien County of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.
And the Hologlobe Press urges you to not tailgate those big
trucks, maybe on US-31, on the way to Niles.
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copyright c. 2004
File date: 10 July 2004
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