Eric Meier is Founding Editor of Ultimate Unexplained (http://UltimateUnexplained.com) and lead explorer of the Haunts and Legends of New York video series (http://bit.ly/HauntsAndLegendsNYS) He is a native Michigander with an interest in geography and history - but will try to keep the reads not as snoozy as you might remember from school.
Why is a Highway Rest Area Called an ‘Oasis’ in Illinois?
Drive around the Chicago area and you'll see something unique in all of American motoring, an exit for an 'Oasis.' Highway service plazas have an identity all their own in Illinois.
The World’s Finest Spittoons Were Once Made in Detroit
Long before Detroit was the Motor City, manufacturers there were turning out spittoons the refined reciprocal for those who chew or dip tobacco.
Eye-Opening Map Proves Great Lakes are Windiest Place in the United States East of the Mississippi River
Winds blow across the Great Lakes at a high intensity than anywhere else east of the Mississippi River, proving again how the lakes truly are inland seas.
Planned Power Outages During Summer 2022 a Very Real Risk Across Michigan
The summer of 2022 is just getting started and we're hearing early warnings that it may be a long, hot one with the risk of planned power outages across the state on days with peak energy demand.
‘One Wayy’ Sign in Downtown Monroe, Michigan Delights Internet, Too Bad It’s Not Real
Navigating one-way streets in many downtown areas can be tricky. But wouldn't be amusing to encounter a sign instructing you the street is 'One Wayy.' That's what appears to be happening in Monroe Michigan.
Horse Named for Dowagiac, Michigan Runs at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Saturday 2022
Social media in the small southwest Michigan city of Dowagiac lit up Saturday afternoon May 7 during Kentucky Derby coverage when a horse named after the city raced.
This Northern Michigan Border Town Once Hosted Smelt Wrestling
The Michigan-Wisconsin border communities of Menominee and Marinette hold an annual smelt festival. Wresting in the fish was one part of the festivities.
When the End of April Looks like the Middle of January, You Must Be in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Check out video of this late-season snowfall from Lakeshore Drive in Marquette in late April 2022.
This Lansing Factory Once Made ‘Sleeping Porches’ Used in Homes Around the World
A small factory in Lansing's Old Town once made 'sleeping porches' used around the world in the early 1900s.
Much of the World Once Used Playing Cards on Paper Made in Watervliet, Michigan
For many people around the world, their playing cards began with paper milled in Watervliet, Michigan.