Stories tagged: "history"


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.

Divers explore the Eagle off the coast of Northport near Traverse City. (Chris Roxburgh via Facebook)
Shipwrecks of Grand Traverse Bay: The Eagle

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.

The "deliciously different" bottling plant at 4501 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Source: HistoricDetroit.org
The History of Vernors — and the Boston Cooler

If you’re like many Michiganders, when you get sick, you reach for the Vernors as a home remedy for just about every ailment. Perhaps, then, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that America’s oldest surviving ginger ale was the creation of Michigan’s first licensed pharmacist.

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The History of Mackinac Island Fudge

Arguably Michigan’s most well-known food, Mackinac Island fudge is so famous, we have a name for the tourists who flock to the island specifically to swarm the fudge shops — fudgies.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA - June 19th, 2021: African American community members of Milwaukee held a parade to celebrate Juneteenth holiday.
A List of Michigan Juneteenth Events, Sorted by Where You Live

Check out Juneteenth events happening near you.

The "deliciously different" bottling plant at 4501 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Source: HistoricDetroit.org
The History of Vernors — and the Boston Cooler

If you’re like many Michiganders, when you get sick, you reach for the Vernors as a home remedy for just about every ailment. Perhaps, then, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that America’s oldest surviving ginger ale was the creation of Michigan’s first licensed pharmacist.