Stories tagged: "history"


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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.

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The History of Mario Lelli’s Zip Sauce

As Michiganders, we put onions on hot dogs, olives on hamburgers, and snack on Polish donuts in February. But have you ever wondered why? In our Michigan Moments: Food series, we’re checking out the history behind iconic Michigan foods and beverages. This is the fourth article of the series. Look for a new one every Wednesday! MICHIGAN—Though...

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The History of Faygo Is More Cakey Than We Knew

In the first installment of our Michigan Moments: Food series, we're hunting down the history of Faygo Pop. Did you know it started with cake?

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Singing Sands and A Dogman: 9 Legends You Should Know in Michigan

Legends—as they say—never die. In Michigan, these nine legends are no different.

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The History of Faygo Is More Cakey Than We Knew

In the first installment of our Michigan Moments: Food series, we're hunting down the history of Faygo Pop. Did you know it started with cake?