MICHIGAN TRAVEL TIPS
THE HOLOGLOBE PRESS
(The 48th Edition)
Victor Edward Swanson,
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The opening paragraph of the edition of T.H.A.T. #48 that was published on April 10, 2008, as was this edition of Michigan Travel Tips, notes one of the signs of "nuttiness" or "corruption" or "foolishness" that can be found in the United States of America, specifically, this time, Michigan, and it is only one of such events in the news that I could show as evidence of bad in the country (to see T.H.A.T. #48, which is an Internet-only publication about television from The Hologlobe Press and is one of a series of monthly publications, you may hit this link: T.H.A.T. #48). I could also show other information about what is bad in the United States of America, such as how easy it is to find bad work done by construction people (since the February edition of Michigan Travel Tips was published, I have spent three weeks cleaning out a basement of a house that ended up with flood damage--caused by water pipes, which were run through attic space and not protected from cold weather properly, that burst, and I have filled up two dumpsters (dimensions of which are 22-feet long by seven-feet wide by four-feet deep), and I have done other work to correct the defective work of a bad plumber). And, if I had enough space and time, I could pass along the names of people who have presented foolish thought or incorrect information to the public and show why the thought is foolish or the information is incorrect.
And I think--Because of the way in which the United States of America is structured, based on a constitution that is designed on the individual and not an individual, and the way in which the individual can gain access to truthful information, such as events about politics, I know the United States of America, one part of which is Michigan, is the best country in the world to be and travel in, and I know there are other people in the country who, like me, are willing to show up nonsense, and knowing what I do about the country, I wonder how much nonsense thought and information never gets shown up and destroyed in so many other countries of the world.
While you travel in Michigan, you can come across numerous places where books are available for you to see, and many of those places are libraries, but some of the places are true tourist attractions.
Consider only some of the places in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The area of the state that is informally called the "Copper Country" is made up of, for example, Keweenaw and Houghton Counties of the Upper Peninsula, and, really, those two counties are some of the several counties that make up what can be called one of the main peninsulas of the Upper Peninsula, and in Houghton County is a tourist attraction called "Coppertown, U.S.A.," and this place, which is located at Calumet, has a small library, and you should expect it has materials about copper mining in Michigan. Also in Houghton County, though at Hancock, is the Finnish-American Heritage Center, which is a part of Finlandia University. In the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula is a county known a Chippewa County, and, in fact, the county is the most northern-and-eastern county in the Upper Peninsula, and a famous museum located in Chippewa County is the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and it is a place where, for one, a person can find books about ship wrecks of the Great Lakes (I note that the "Great Lakes" are Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario, but Michigan does not touch Lake Ontario). Two museums that are fairly close to each other in the center of the Upper Peninsula are the Marquette County Historical Museum (which is at Marquette of Marquette County) and the Negaunee Historical Museum (which is at Negaunee of Marquette County), and the museums have materials related to Michigan history, such as Upper Peninsula of Michigan history. One museum near the Marquette County Historical Museum and the Negaunee Historical Museum has material related to international history, but the focus of the international history of the library is related to skiing--skiing on snow and not water--the museum is the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum, which is located at Ishpeming of Marquette County.
The Lower Peninsula of Michigan has more tourist places than the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has, and here are only a few of the places in the Lower Peninsula. In the 1970s, one of the presidents of the United States of America was Gerald R. Ford, and, in 1981, a museum related to the former president was opened up in Grand Rapids (of Kent County), and, today, that museum is called the Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum, and, of course, the focus of many of the written materials available there have ties to Gerald R. Ford. During World War II, many individuals with Jewish heritage were killed, such as in "death camps" located in Europe, by soldiers of the country known as Germany, and, today, Michigan is one place where a person can find a library that has books and other materials about World War II "holocaust" events (or killing of Jews events), and that library is a part of the Holocaust Memorial Center, which is in Farmington Hills (of Oakland County). St. Joseph, which is in Berrien County, has the Krasl Art Center, where art is the focus. A little north of St. Joseph, which is along Lake Michigan, is South Haven, and South Haven (which is in Van Buren County) is the home for the Marialyce Canonie Great Lakes Research Library, and, there, a person can find books, periodicals, and other materials related to maritime history in Michigan. One of the historical centers of Michigan is the Michigan Library and Historical Center, which is at Lansing (of Ingham County), and although the library is associated with a historical center, the library is considered a general-purpose library, which has materials covering all types of topics--from business to entertainment. Elsewhere, people can find military-type materials, especially those related to flight, in Harrison Township (which is in Macomb County) at the Selfridge Military Air Museum.
You can see through what information that I have presented in the two previous paragraphs that the types of information available in Michigan are many, but I do not and I am not able to note what books or materials are made up of falsehoods or lies and what books or materials are made up of truthful information at the places that I have listed. Even if I could, you might not have the mind to understand why such and such information is made up of falsehoods and why such and such information is truthful; for instance, you could be a woman of nearly 48 years of age who is a knit-wit thinker and cannot make a determination about why the truthful information is truthful information, or you could be a young man in the twenties who dislikes the two-party political system of the country because of a dislike of "binary thinking" (which I heard a young man say recently). I can report this about Michigan--truthful information of numerous subjects is readily available in Michigan, which is a part of the United States of America, and that is something that cannot be said about many places of the world, particularly in countries where all information is controlled by the government or government officials, so enjoy your traveling in Michigan.
Your travel tips of Michigan in this edition of Michigan Travel Tips are:
Coppertown U.S.A, Calumet, Houghton County, the Upper Peninsula.
The Finnish-American Heritage Center, Hancock, Houghton County, the Upper Peninsula.
The Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum, Grand Rapids, Kent County, the Lower Peninsula.
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and Lighthouse, Whitefish Point, Chippewa County, the Upper Peninsula.
The Holocaust Memorial Center, Farmington Hills, Oakland County, the Lower Peninsula.
The Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Berrien County, the Lower Peninsula.
The Marialyce Canonie Great Lakes Research Library, South Haven, Van Buren County, the Lower Peninsula.
The Marquette County Historical Museum, Marquette, Marquette County, the Upper Peninsula.
The Michigan Library and Historical Center, Lansing, Ingham County, the Lower Peninsula.
The Negaunee Historical Museum, Negaunee, Marquette County, the Upper Peninsula.
Selfridge Military Air Museum, Harrison Township, Macomb County, the Lower Peninsula.
The U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum, Ispheming, Marquette County, the Upper Peninsula.
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Over the years, the dolls that children have played with have changed.
For example, in the 1930s, little girls might have had a Shirley Temple
doll, and, by the way, some girls of the time might have made clothing
for their dolls by using a Singer Model Number 20 sewing machine,
which was a real working sewing machine for children. In the 1960s,
Barbie was a well-liked doll, and, today, one well-known doll is the
Dora the Explorer doll. Dolls are some of the items on display at the
Childhood Cottage Museum, which is located in Rockland--a place
in Ontonagon County of the Upper Peninsula. In truth, this museum
has dolls, toys, artifacts, and other items from the 1850s to today.
Rockland is in the western region of the Upper Peninsula or in the
Porcupine Mountains area, and whether or not you have children
with you, you should plan to see the Childhood Cottage Museum
when you are Rockland. And enjoy your safe traveling!
For numerous decades--at least covering those between today
and World War II--tourism has been an important part of the economy
of Michigan, and it is the many diverse things within the state that
attract tourists, and, in fact, the state has more to see than many
countries of the world. Michigan has all types of museums--from the
U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum at Ispheming to the
Holocaust Memorial Center at Farmington Hills. The Upper Peninsula
has numerous water falls, the biggest of which is Tahquamenon Falls.
A person could take hours trying to count all the parks--from the little
roadside parks to the state parks. There are skate parks, real ships
or boats to tour, good beaches, many rivers for fishing, and places
to take balloon rides or airplane rides, and there is more! Skip the
overseas, and save some money by seeing Michigan. And, remember,
enjoy your safe traveling buckled up in Michigan.
Victor Swanson is the publisher at The Hologlobe Press, which
issues free Internet-only publications about places to see in Michigan
every month, and he wonders how museums in one-hundred years are
going to be able to keep restored the cars of today, which have many
parts made of plastic that can become brittle over time. Today, the
Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum is one place that in the future
might have to deal with deteriorating plastic parts of cars that will be
displayed, and the Gilmore--Classic Car Club of America Museum
is another museum that might have to deal with the same problem.
Today, the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum is at Ypsilanti,
which is in Washtenaw County, and the Gilmore--Classic Car Club
of America Museum is at Hickory Corners of Barry County, and these
museums have a lot of cars built before the big push for a lot of plastic
in cars. In your vehicle, be buckled up, and enjoy your safe traveling.
On the western side of the Lower Peninsula is a place called
Manistee, and near Manistee is an area of land known as the Nordhouse
Dunes Wilderness Area. It is a big area--made up of a little over
three-thousand acres--but it is only a small part of the Manistee
National Forest. It was through a Michigan law of 1987 that the
Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area was given the designation of
"wilderness." Because it is wilderness, it is a place for a person to
see, for instance, white-tail deer, coyotes, raccoons, porcupines,
skunks, and squirrels when traveling through it. One way to travel
in it is on foot-- the place has miles of marked hiking trails. If a person
were to travel in the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area on foot,
the person could spend days, there, without leaving, since rustic
camping is allowed there. By the way, one trail is the Nordhouse
Dunes Trail. Camping season is here! Enjoy your safe traveling
to the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area.
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File date: 10 April 2008
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