Grand River Plank Road Stagecoach Toll House – Hickville Hotel in New Hudson (Lyon Township), Michigan

Here are some photos from my rural exploration today in Lyon Township, Michigan. This is all that remains of the 1840s-era Hickville Hotel and Toll House, located at 53517 Grand River Avenue, New Hudson, on the southwest corner of Grand River and Haas Road. This building is one of the last-standing original stagecoach stops on
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Our Incredible Trip to London and Paris

We’ve just returned from our whirlwind trip to London and Paris.  What a dream come true!!  I took over 1,000 photos and Jason and I came home with incredible memories to last a lifetime.  A real highlight of the trip was the two days we spent with my friend of over 35 years, Eric from Montbéliard, France.  Eric and
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Pure Michigan’s Five Things to Keep in Mind on a Lake Michigan Lighthouse Tour

My photo of Little Sable Point Lighthouse titled “This Little Light of Mine” was featured by Pure Michigan in their new article “Five Things to Keep in Mind on a Lake Michigan Lighthouse Tour”! It’s a great article with some helpful pointers on lighthouse hunting — one of my favorite past times! So excited to
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Michigan Lighthouses Calendar Now Available

A new addition to my collection of fine art photography wall calendar is now available: a Michigan Lighthouses calendar. The Michigan Lighthouses wall calendar features images of the Ludington North Breakwater Lighthouse, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Point Iroquois Lighthouse, Au Sable Point Lighthouse, Grand Haven South Pierhead Inner Light, Christmas End of the Road Range
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Detroit’s Newly Purchased Grand Army of the Republic Hall – GAR Building to Be Renovated

One of Detroit’s most notable Civil War landmarks, the historic Grand Army of the Republic Hall at Cass and Grand River, is soon to receive a new lease on life thanks to a plan from a Detroit media firm. It took nearly six years, but downtown Detroit’s castle-like building originally used by Union Civil War
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Great Lakes Glimpses Scenic Michigan Wall Calendar Now Available

A new addition to my collection of fine art photography wall calendars is now available: a Great Lakes Glimpses scenic Michigan calendar. The Great Lakes Glimpses wall calendar features Michigan scenic images including Grand Traverse Bay, the Mackinac Bridge, Tahquamenon Falls, Ludington, Seney National Widlife Refuge, Mackinac Island, and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. To shop
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Pure Michigan’s 15 Incredible Michigan Lighthouse Photos

My photo of Big Sable Point Lighthouse titled “Magical Moment” was selected by Pure Michigan as one of their 15 Incredible Michigan Lighthouse Photos! Thank you very much for the honor, I am thrilled!

Daytripping in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Jason and I had a lovely day today in Frankenmuth, Michigan — despite the bitter cold weather. Even without snow, we couldn’t help but be in the Christmas spirit after spending several hours shopping at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland. And the chicken dinner at the Bavarian Inn was to die for! A day to remember always!
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Through the Gates of Eloise (Eloise Hospital, formerly known as the Wayne County Poorhouse and Asylum)

Welcome to Eloise Hospital (formerly known as the Wayne County Poorhouse and Asylum) on Michigan Avenue in Westland, Michigan. Eloise is said to be one of the most haunted locations in southeastern Michigan. In 1839, Wayne County, Michigan purchased the Black Horse Tavern, a stagecoach stop located here on the Chicago Road, for use as
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Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne Needs Your Vote to Receive a National Trust for Historic Places Grant

Historic Fort Wayne Coalition Vice-Chairman Bob Hovansian has entered Historic Fort Wayne into a National Trust for Historic Places Grant Community Challenge worth $25,000. The money is being petitioned for the rehabilitation of the 1905 Post Headquarters building. Through Mr. Hovansian’s tireless efforts, the Historic Fort Wayne Coalition has made it past three phases of
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