History


7 Important Inventions That You Didn’t Know Came From West Michigan

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but these inventions were born right here in Michigan.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Michigan History?

Pop quiz, 'Ganders! Let's find out how much you remember from history class.

Fayette Historic State Park and Harbor (photo via Michigan Economic Development Corp.)
The Story Behind 6 Ghost Towns in Michigan That Are Worth Exploring

From one village that’s now buried under a body of water, to another literally wiped away by sand—here are six ghost towns in Michigan you should definitely spend some time exploring. 

10 Counties With the Most Veterans in Michigan

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the most veterans in Michigan using data from the US Census Bureau.

Clerks staff a store in Detroit in 1922. (Photo via National Parks Service)
What Did Michigan’s Immigrant Population Look Like in 1900?

Stacker compiled a list of the largest sources of immigrants in Michigan in 1900 using data transcribed from the 1900 US Census.

(Photo via South Haven Visitors Bureau)
15 Most Common Jobs 150 Years Ago in Michigan

Stacker compiled a list of the most common jobs in Michigan 150 years ago using data transcribed from the 1870 US Census.

Lauren Castle (Photo via Roger LeLievre)
Shipwrecks of Grand Traverse Bay: Lauren Castle

Grand Traverse Bay is home to dozens of known shipwrecks, spanning from the early 1800s to the late 1900s. Now a popular vacation area in Michigan, the bay was once a hub for commerce and maritime trade—and like most trade routes, this one has a storied past.