History

9-foot model of presidential yacht to be unveiled in Pentwater

March 12, 2024

PENTWATER — The Pentwater Historical Society will unveil a 9-foot model of the USS Sequoia this summer. A grant from Michigan Humanities will help fund the completion of a scale model of the presidential yacht, which was in service to the nation from 1935 until 1977. The yacht, nicknamed the “Floating Oval Office,” was sold by the U.S. government as…

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USS LST 393 offers unique glimpse at WWII history

July 14, 2023

USS LST 393 offers unique glimpse at WWII history MI Travelogue is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc.  Story and Photos by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief MUSKEGON — For 75 years, an important piece of U.S. Navy history has called Muskegon home. The USS LST 393, which for most of its existence was known as the Highway 16, is a 328-foot…

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Listen to a history lesson on your phone while strolling through Pentwater

May 18, 2023

Listen to a history lesson on your phone while strolling through Pentwater Call 231-720-0291  PENTWATER — Would you like an easy way to reminisce, or expand your knowledge about Pentwater history?  The Pentwater Historical Society has announced the new Hancock History Self-Guided Audio Tour. It’s free, and easily accessed on a cell phone or landline simply by dialing 231-720-0291 and…

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Oceana Center Grange’s roots run deep in agriculture

April 11, 2023

Oceana Center Grange’s roots run deep in agriculture By Allison Scarbrough, Editor HART TOWNSHIP — The Oceana Center Grange is an agricultural and social organization that focuses on community service. The local Grange is part of a national organization that has existed for over 155 years in rural farming communities across the United States. Gordon Merten serves as the president…

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Hair band heydays

March 29, 2023

Hair band heydays Val-Du-Lakes rocked the summer music scene in the ‘80s and ‘90s By Allison Scarbrough, Editor GOLDEN TOWNSHIP — Some of the biggest names in rock music took center stage at the Val-Du-Lakes outdoor amphitheater back in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Summers sizzled with rowdy crowds gathering on the hill to thrash to heavy metal icons Ozzy Osbourne…

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