Eric is a native Michigander with an interest in geogrpahy and history - but the reads won't be as snoozy as you might remember from school. In a previous life he was lead explorer of Season 1 of the Haunts and Legends of New York video series (http://bit.ly/HauntsAndLegendsNYS) and host of Foodamazoo (http://bit.ly/Foodamazoo).
We Hate to Break it To You, But the ‘Michigan Accent’ Just Isn’t Unique
Spend any amount of time on social media and you'll see someone who has posted something 'funny' about the Michigan Accent - you know like "we say pop!" Sorry to pop your bubble, but the Michigan Accent' isn't unique. It's not even an accent.
What is the Most Iconic Location in Michigan You’ve Never Visited?
Sure you can rattle them off easily - the most iconic Michigan locations like Mackinac Island, Tahquamenon Falls, Tiger Stadium or the Big House. We are curious, what's the Michigan location you've always heard about but never visited?
The Legends of Detroit’s Hippie Underground in the 1960s – Plum Street
In the 1960s, Plum Street in Detroit was every bit a Hippie Haven as the more famous Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco.
This 1838 Michigan Map Will Leave You With So Many Questions
This map of Michigan from decades before the Civil War will leave you with so many questions.
Best Use – This Former Michigan Landfill Is Becoming a Kayak Park
What exactly happens to old landfills? If you're in the Southwest Michigan community of Riverside, you choose what might be its best use - turn it into a kayak launch.
Wish You Were Here? People Once Sent Postcards of this Kalamazoo Overpass
This vintage postcard shows Interstate 94 though the Kalamazoo area.
Would You Pay a Half-Million Dollars for This Abandoned Gobles Farmstead?
There's a lot of land and one stately old abandoned home on this Gobles area property that's currently listed for nearly a half-million dollars.
Which Lake Michigan Beach does Kalamazoo Prefer? Silver Beach or South Haven?
An interesting question popped up recently on the I Love Portage Facebook page, which beach do you prefer Sliver Beach in St Joseph or South Beach in South Haven?
Canada’s Cross-Country Highway Once Crossed Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
In the early days of highway travel, it was impossible to drive across Canada. The county's early version of the Trans-Canada Highway included a segment that ran across Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
KVCC Instructor Cory Barrett Wins Food Network’s ‘Spring Baking Championship’
Kalamazoo County Community College culinary students and diners at Havermill Cafe may know a little bit about the skills of Kalamazoo chef Cory Barrett. Now the rest of the world knows after Barrett won the Food Network's "Spring Baking Championship."