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2014-07-06 23:00:05

Come along with Philip J. Howard Jr. and learn all about the yoopers, their culture and history, Father Marquette, and Michigan’s connection to the Mississippi River. MASSACHUSETTS (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is one of America’s hidden treasures. Overlooked and ignored as a place to visit, it is decidedly not Yellowstone Park, Disney World, or New Orleans. The UP and the yoopers enjoy their own character, culture, and history. The land of Lake Superior, the...

2014-07-04 08:20:30

Editor's Note: High resolution photos of the vessel, crest and keel are available for download via http://ussdetroit.blogspot.com/ and http://www.lmlcsteam.com/media/photo-gallery. DETROIT, July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Navy League of the United States proudly announced today that the City of Detroit has been selected as the commissioning site for the Navy's newest Littoral Combat Ship, USS DETROIT (LCS 7). The ship is currently being built in Marinette, WI, and will be formally...

2014-07-02 23:03:43

Michigan Governor Snyder urged to exercise full authority over Enbridge Pipeline No. 5 under public lands easement agreement and Great Lakes Submerged Land Act Traverse City Michigan (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Traverse City – Seventeen conservation, water and environmental groups and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians today sent a letter to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder urging greater state action to regulate Enbridge Pipeline No. 5. The 61 year-old pipeline transports nearly 23...

2014-07-01 23:11:56

Tennessee Aquarium’s River Otter Falls has undertaken the most substantial redesign in its 22-year history. Specially manufactured viewing windows from RPT allow the public to enjoy the exhibit. Grand Junction, CO. (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The river otters at Tennessee Aquarium have always been a draw for a public that enjoys watching the charming creatures at work and play. Now, the Aquarium’s most popular residents (Digger, Hunter, Scout, Delmar, Maya, Benny and Louie) are enjoying...

2014-07-01 23:08:07

Full service location to offer custom hose assemblies, couplings, fittings and accessories for hydraulic, pneumatic, industrial and mobile applications – the first in Macomb County. Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Exotic Automation & Supply, one of the largest Parker Hannifin distributors in the Midwest, is opening a Parker Branch location in Shelby Township, Michigan. It will be the company’s eighth location in Michigan and first in Macomb County. Located at 12798 23...

2014-06-26 12:30:19

DETROIT, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Development Centers is pleased to announce that their second annual River Splash Dash, a lively summer 5K Fun-Run, is set to take place on Saturday, July 12th at Rivard Plaza along the scenic Detroit RiverWalk. The festivities will kick-off at 9:00 am and will offer a 5K Run, a 1-Mile Walk as well as a short course Kiddie Dash to the Finish Line. There will be runner awards, a drawing for prizes and much more. All proceeds will...

2014-06-25 08:37:11

Robert Half Technology Survey Finds Continued IT Hiring Through Year-End DETROIT, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report for Detroit shows that 15 percent of Detroit-area chief information officers (CIOs) surveyed recently plan to expand their IT teams in the second half of 2014. This is up 3 points compared to projections from the previous six-month period (January - June 2014). Another 74 percent plan to hire...

2014-06-24 23:13:23

The MidPointe Library System and Mount Pleasant Retirement Village are collaborating to bring a public library branch to the city of Monroe. The unique partnership will include the two entities entering into a user agreement, in which the Library will be given a 2100 square foot building, on the corner of Mount Pleasant’s campus, to operate as a full-service Library location. Monroe, OH (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 The MidPointe Library System and Mount Pleasant Retirement Village are...

2014-06-24 08:25:52

Setting out from Wawa this morning, Clara rides to Sault Ste. Marie, Blind River, Sudbury, North Bay, Deep River and Arnprior - concluding her Big Ride on Parliament Hill a week from today WAWA, ON, June 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - With just one week to go before her arrival in Ottawa on July 1, Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes continues her Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk in communities across Northern Ontario. Today, on Day 103 of the 110-day Big Ride, Clara heads from Wawa to Sault...

2014-06-23 08:25:12

Partners Golf Classic, Aug. 25; Partners Night, Sept. 20 DETROIT, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute as it celebrates its 21st Annual Partners events, a signature fundraiser honoring outstanding philanthropists who support Karmanos' exceptional cancer care and cutting-edge research. This year's honorees are Mary Kay and Keith Crain, chairman, Crain Communications, Inc. The Partners Golf Classic will take place Monday, Aug. 25, at...


Latest Geography of Michigan Reference Libraries

Ottawa National Forest
2013-12-24 11:52:01

Ottawa National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This forest holds 993,010 acres and encompasses many counties including Iron, Ontonagon, Marquette, and Baraga counties. The area was once inhabited by the Ojibwa people, who were known for gathering beaver pelts and trading or selling them with traders from Canada and eastern areas of the United States. When the fur trade declined, this forest and many others were sold in the Treaty...

Huron-Manistee National Forests
2013-11-01 12:56:11

Huron-Manistee National Forests are two national forests located in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The forests were combined in 1945 and hold 978,906 acres of public lands, wetlands, and other lands and waters. Huron National Forest, established in 1909, and Manistee National Forest, established in 1938, are not connected, but they had to be combined due to administrative issues. The Huron area is prone to fires, because of the large numbers of the highly flammable Jack Pine tree. The...

Isle Royale National Park
2013-04-18 00:37:38

Isle Royal National Park is located in the state of Michigan in the United States. The park contains 571,790 acres of land and water. Its mains feature is Isle Royale, the largest island in Lake Superior that stretches over forty-five miles. The park also contains four hundred smaller islands and the water that connects them. The park was established in 1940, designated as a Wilderness Area in 1976, and designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Isle Royal once hosted a...

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2009-01-17 20:55:40

The Grayling (Thymallus thymallus) is a species of freshwater fish belonging to the salmon family Salmonidae. It is native to the Palearctic ecozone (belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising Europe, Africa north of the tropic of Cancer, the northern part of the Arabian Peninsula, and Asia north of the Himalayas), and is widespread throughout northern Europe, from the United Kingdom and France to the Ural Mountains in Russia. It was introduced to Morocco in 1948, however...

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2005-06-14 11:52:08

The Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) is a species of freshwater fish in the salmon family (family Salmonidae) of order Salmoniformes. It comprises five subspecies, including the Arctic grayling proper (T. arcticus arcticus). It is native to the Nearctic (one of the eight terrestrial ecozones dividing the Earth's land surface) and Palearctic ecozones, T. arcticus arcticus being widespread throughout the Arctic and Pacific drainages in Canada, Alaska, and Siberia, as well as the upper...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'