From time to time, we select one of Thumbwind.com's amazing short stories from the Great Lakes region and the Tip of Michigan’s Thumb. So sit back, relax, and enjoys this week’s tale from the End of the Road in Michigan.
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Show Notes and Podcast Episodes - https://thumbwind.com/2020/02/10/the-end-of-the-road-in-michigan/
Ep. 19 - The Snowshoe Priest - Venerable Bishop Frederic Baraga
Bishop Frederic Baraga was the first bishop of Marquette. For 37 years, he was a missionary priest among the Indians and settlers in the Upper Great Lakes. His presence shaped the region, and he is revered for his defending Native American lands during treaty land acquisition by the U.S. Government.
Ep. 18 - Michigan Thumb Jewish Colony of Palestine
During the late 1800s, there was a movement by wealthy barons in Europe to establish Jewish colonies all over the world. In 1883 the Hebrew Relief Society of Detroit, assisted by the Baron de Hirsch Committee, settled a colony of Russian Jews in the Thumb. This new Michigan Jewish Colony was located about five miles northeast of Bad Axe. They called their settlement the Palestine Colony.
Ep. 17 - Chilly Sebewaing Fishtown 1878
A tale about a winter ice fishing Fishtown settlement on the ice on Saginaw Bay, on Lake Huron in the 1870s.
Ep. 16 - The Sacred White Rock and Thumb Salt Industry
This week we have two short tales from the Upper Thumb of Michigan. The first is about the famous, and sacred landmark called White Rock. It was a landmark used by Native Americans for 100's of years in Lake Huron and has an interesting history today. The second is about the Michigan Salt production industry when the state led the nation in refined salt production. So sit back, relax, and enjoy our stories from the End of the Road in Michigan.
Ep. 15 - The St. Joseph and Saginaw Indian Trails
This episode covers two well known Indian trails in Michigan. The St Joseph Trail which runs east-west from Ann Arbor to Niles, Michigan, and the Saginaw Trail which starts in Detroit and ends in the former native American village know as Saginaw. Today both of these former trial are now major highways and the location of the Detroit Dream Cruise.
Ep. 14 - Michigan Indian Tales of the Upper Thumb
Today’s we have two tales about the native American history in the Upper Thumb of Michigan. Prior to European settlement, the Thumb region was considered a rich hunting and gathering area for the Anishinaabe, and the area was highly fought over. One tale is about Chief Standing Oak and the great battle near Sebewaing and the other is about the Sand Ridge Indian trail, which is part of today's M-25.