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Unusual Attractions in Michigan

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7 Mechanical Marvels in Michigan

Michigan is famous for its steep, sweeping sand dunes, freckling of lakes, and unique fossils—but across the state, you'll find slews of automated wonders, past and present. From old animatronic toys to the ruins of early assembly lines, here are seven places to be dazzled by industry. As the pandemic continues, we hope this virtual trip helps you explore America’s wonders. If you do choose to venture out, please follow all guidelines, maintain social distance, and wear a mask.

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Podcast: The Kalamazoo Gals of the Old Gibson Guitar Factory

Join us for a daily celebration of the world’s most wondrous, unexpected, even strange places.
Like her concise recipes, Malinda Russell's two-page biography leaves much to the reader's imagination.

What I Learned About a Pioneering Black Cookbook Author by Cooking Her Recipes

Little is known about the first African-American woman to publish a cookbook.
Canoes are the traditional vehicles for gathering wild rice.

The Cross-Border Indigenous Battle for Wild Rice

In the Great Lakes region, what some consider a weed is actually a sacred seed.
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